A Live Woolly Mammoth?

When I was a little boy, I used to dream of woolly mammoths. I refused to believe they were extinct.

If I had ever seen this…

This film was supposedly shot in Siberia in 1943. Who knows? It sure looks like a mammoth. It could also be a hoax.

But it’ll give me something to dream about tonight.

11 comments on “A Live Woolly Mammoth?

  1. Wonderful! I’d love for it to be real, too! In North Florida, we lived about 5 minutes from a place called Wakulla Springs – an incredibly beautiful place. At the bottom and near the mouth of the crystal clear spring (which was about 100 feet deep at that point there were remains of wooly mammoths.

    National Geographic actually sent teams of divers a couple of times to try to find where the spring originated, without any luck. There were several movies made there – Airport ’77, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, and Tarzan – remember the scenes where he would stand on a bent tree over the water? I’ve taken riverboat rides past the spot.

    1. The bones I saw were real – and I didn’t see any zippers in this video, In fact, it was very convincing. I really hope it’s real. Isn’t it odd that no one else has brought this forward, what with all the hype about bigfoot. Still, I hope it is.

    2. They’re incredibly beautiful. I’ve been on glass-bottom boat rides over the area where the spring pours forth from a cave, and on riverboat rides up and down the river. Beautiful. And the wildlife is wondrous.

  2. Interesting video. Who knows, stranger things have happened. We still are finding new species, like the Saola. Either way, resurrecting a wholly mammoth may not be out of the realm of possibility.

  3. Very realistic-looking! Could have been a hoax. But it could have been a real woolly mammoth. Who knows but the original cameraman, perhaps. I have a friend who swears that when he was in Vietnam, he saw a dimetrodon standing just a few feet away from him. It’s the dinosaur with the fan back. I don’t doubt him. This world is so huge that I’m sure there’s a whole lot more that we don’t know about.

  4. I think it is quite likely that a few woolly mammoths could have survived the Ice Age. It would be nice to see one, someday.

    1. When I was a very little boy, emphasize very, I used to think my Aunt Betty could somehow get me a mammoth of my own. Aunt Betty was a nun, and a very intelligent woman, but supplying mammoths was a bit out of her line. So she made me this little furry thing that didn’t content me at the time–but, oh, how I wish I had it now! What it lacked in art it more than made up for in love.

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