Mummified 'Monster' Unearthed in Siberia
A new type of dinosaur? A predator, like a wolverine? Scientists puzzle over the new discovery.
One theory is a wolverine, a carnivorous mammal that resembles a small bear.
The strange ancient creature was found in diamond yielding sands in Udachny, Mirninsky district of Yakutia, also known as the Sakha Republic. The diamond miners who unearthed it believe the 'monster mummy' is a previously unknown kind of dinosaur.
Experts are less certain, and want to study the unknown mini-monster more closely. One theory is a wolverine, a carnivorous mammal that resembles a small bear.
Or could it be a sable or marten? For now, no-one is sure.
The diamond miners who unearthed it believe the 'monster mummy' is a previously unknown kind of dinosaur.
It is expected that the creature will be taken from Udachny - literally meaning 'lucky' - to regional capital Yakutsk, 1686 kilometres to the southeast.
The animal was found in diamondiferous sands in the town which date from the Mesozoic Era from about 252 to 66 million years ago.
The town is famous for the Udachnaya pipe diamond deposit, discovered in 1955, and mined since the 1960s. In 1974 a 1.7 kiloton atomic bomb was detonated 98 metres (322 ft) underground to create the basin for a tailings dam for the diamond mine.
Today's climate in the area is extreme sub-arctic. Average temperatures are from minus 43.6C (minus 46.5 F) to minus 35.2C (minus 31.4F) in January. - 'Mummified remains of mystery monster' found in Yakutia
Bizarre People by the Bonfire
A man called in tell of a bizarre encounter he had in North Louisiana called in 1984:
“Me and my friends used to walk around in the woods there. Once we were walking around in the woods we came up on this little prairie farm house and all of a sudden by a little barn there, a bonfire started up and there was a group of people standing around it. Three huge luminous balls shot up into the space. Then, it freaked us out, we ran back, we know where the place was so we took our cars. We were 17 by then, drove back, walked up and down the driveway and saw one man walking around the perimeter of the barn and it had some floodlights. One floodlight on one corner. Then that scared us so we started running and when we started running, there were cars all out in the woods and there must have been like 25 people and they were all standing by their cars. We just high-tailed it out of there and soon as we turned around, all those car lights went out. Then we just left."
Source: Coast to Coast Radio - January 24 2002
Transcribed by Jamie Brian
Man Repeatedly Vandalizes Childhood Friend’s Tombstone over 56-year-Old Grudge
They say time heals or wounds, but that’s definitely not true. Just ask Paul E. Donovan Jr., who admitted to repeatedly vandalizing the tombstone of a childhood friend against whom he had been holding a grudge for over five decades.
69-year-old Donovan, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of institutional vandalism of a cemetery, last week. He had been arrested and charged with theft and vandalism in November 2015, after police identified him as the perpetrator of “at least four” acts of vandalism against a single tombstone in the Saint Matthews Cemetery in Whitemarsh.
The investigation in this truly bizarre case began in march of 2014, when a woman reported that her father’s tombstone had the name “John” written over it in orange spray paint, according to the criminal complaint. On April 29, 2014, the same tombstone was vandalized again with the same name in the same color spray paint, the woman told Whitemarsh police. Then, in December, a third complaint revealed that someone had poured a “tar-like substance” over the tombstone, which prompted police to set up hidden cameras to catch the vandal in the act.
In May 2015, the cameras recorded someone stealing the lights that had been placed near the tombstone to deter the mysterious vandal. Police were finally able to identify Paul E. Donovan Jr. as the villain in this story, in November last year, after he covered the last name of the deceased on the tombstone with black spray paint. he immediately confessed to the crime, but his motive really shocked the police.
“The suspect claims that 56 years ago when the deceased was 10 and this subject was 12, he claims that the [deceased] stole money from him and 56 years later he was getting back at him,” Lieutenant Christopher Ward told NBC 10. “So for 56 years he lived with this grudge. He only realized that he had passed away within the last two years.” It was later revealed that the two had actually been childhood friends, until Donovan accused the deceased of stealing $300 from a wooden box in his room. I guess he never got over it.
At the time of his arrest, Donovan told police officers that he would “pay back any restitution minus the $300 he was owed over 56 years ago.”
Last week, a judge sentenced Paul E. Donovan Jr. to two years of probation and ordered him to pay $1,500 in restitution to the family of the deceased. He was also warned to stay well clear of the tombstone he vandalized over the last two years. - Phoenixville man admits vandalizing grave over 56-year grudge
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2016-08-04 - 11:31PM: I was taking photos of the Milky Way in Trona Pinnacles (CA) and these things appear in one of my photo only. That is all I have. - MUFON CMS
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