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#1 UnicronusPrime

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:59 PM

So my wife sent me this today, apparently a mammoth was recorded walking through a river in Siberia. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/09/w..._n_1265517.html - News article. The "trunk" doesn't seem as brown as the rest of the creature. What do you all think?
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:03 AM

The 'trunk' is pretty clearly separate from the rest of the animal. Probably a bear with a fish.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:03 AM

Looks like Snuffy.

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#4 CORVUS

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:04 AM

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:05 AM


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#6 Detour

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:06 AM

So when the filmmakers saw that, why didn't they try to move in for a clearer view with their camera?

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:07 AM

There was also this recently.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:10 AM

Someone for real thought that was something other than a bear with a fish in its mouth?

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:13 AM

QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Feb 9 2012, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


That one's probably also either fake (or just a big snake), but it's more interesting than 'Obviously-Not-A-Mammoth' up there.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:13 AM

Snakes don't live in icy water.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:16 AM

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:21 AM

That's clearly a bear with a fish in its mouth.

"Is this blurry video the obvious ordinary explanation, or something unlikely that it doesn't even look like anyway? You decide."

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:36 AM

Wait...The Sun is clearly emblazoned on that vid...why are people taking it seriously beyond that?

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:03 AM

Ugh it's going to be nice when in a few years everyone has ultra hd high zoom camcorders built into there phones so we don't get so much ghost hunters crap.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:26 AM

If not a Mammoth it has too be a God Bear/Arctodus.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:47 AM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 10 2012, 06:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The 'trunk' is pretty clearly separate from the rest of the animal. Probably a bear with a fish.


That's a bear with a large fish . Note how the trunk never moves. Also, no sign of tusks or the 'mammoth's ears. And generally, the way it moves and the shape of the head makes it 100% clear to me that's a brown bear. (trust your friendly neighboor biologist on this).

Also, at this age and year, I don't believe in "my camera could only make a blurry shot" arguments anymore. I can make better videos with my not-smart phone.

People who have no idea about how stuff like Photoshop or video editing software works will also believe any hoax these days. My father, who only started browsing the web a few years ago keeps sending me stuff like THIS as undisputable truth and a proof of conspiracies and aliens and whatnot. As a die-hard sceptic, you can obviously guess my frustration at it.

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 10 2012, 06:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Feb 9 2012, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


That one's probably also either fake (or just a big snake), but it's more interesting than 'Obviously-Not-A-Mammoth' up there.



Fake, rather. Snakes don't have a head this big compared to their bodies. Also note how the thing never sinks despite hardly moving or waving anything and it doesn't have any fins to support it...

Edited by BB Shockwave, 10 February 2012 - 03:52 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:23 AM

QUOTE(Confuzor @ Feb 10 2012, 05:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait...The Sun is clearly emblazoned on that vid...why are people taking it seriously beyond that?

I don't see why that on its own would mean people wouldn't take it seriously; The fact that the whole idea is so ridiculous, on the other hand, should have everyone going in sceptical. And of course, it's obviously not a mammoth, but some people will believe it I guess.

Edited by Amadeus Windfall, 10 February 2012 - 05:27 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:07 AM

Yeah... bear with fish.

Although in all seriousness... if we DID have living mammoths running around, what better place for them to hide than siberia?

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:16 AM

QUOTE(ultra magnus13 @ Feb 10 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ugh it's going to be nice when in a few years everyone has ultra hd high zoom camcorders built into there phones so we don't get so much ghost hunters crap.


True ghost/cryptid/whatever hunters would never use such a thing! They're chock full of filters and image altering gadgets that make exciting and interesting but highly implausible things look like normal, everyday stuff. Like the Youtube filters that made what was clearly a mammoth to those filming it into a dumb old brown bear with a fish. Blah!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:17 AM

It's clearly a joke article, yet there are still people who are going to take this seriously.

This isn't a difficult concept.



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