A woolly mammoth was caught on video in Serbia. This is a huge deal because the mammal has been extinct for roughly 4,000 years. Could it really be the giant elephant-like creature? Probably not, but people have plenty of theories about the footage which was "caught by a government-employed engineer last summer in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia."
One theory is that the woolly mammoth video was simply an elaborate hoax, but why would somebody go to so much trouble? Well, with computers and editing software, putting the creature into the footage may not be too difficult. In fact, the user who posted the video, Michael Cohen, has been involved in other unusual videos of UFOs and the like. Plus, the clip is only 10 seconds long, which points to a hoax.
Another theory is that the video is actually real, but the animal in it is not a woolly mammoth. If not, what is it? Well, people can see that it is a bear carrying a large fish in its mouth. Is that possible? Check out the video below to see if you can see this bear theory in it.
Finally, a third theory is a combination of hoax and bear. People believe that the videographer knew the animal was a bear, but he posted it saying it was a long-extinct woolly mammoth to create buzz surrounding the video. The video was also likely blurred on purpose to make it easier to see the giant animal instead of the bear it probably really was.
What do you think about these three theories? Which one seems the most plausible to you? Obviously the least plausible is that it truly was the long-extinct mammal, which had hid for four thousand years and decided to come out into the open to be caught on video. Of course, scientists are working to create a woolly mammoth clone, so perhaps there will be a real video of the animal sometime in the near future.
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