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Expedition by Russian Geographic Society to look for lake beast

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Well this is back, the Labynkyr devil lake monster. Divers preparing for icy waters of Russia’s ‘Loch Ness’. An expedition by the Russian Geographic Society is expected today to reach the mysterious lake which puzzles scientists by not completely freezing even when the air temperature is minus 60C. The team reached Oymyakon, the coldest settlement…

There are no fairytale creatures in Lukhovitsky district, Russia

Now THAT'S a chupa.

Good to know a place is chupacabra- (and other mythical animal) free. Moscow Region Officials Formally Deny Existence of Chupacabra | Russia | RIA Novosti. The legendary monster chupacabra was blamed for the recent inexplicable death of 60 sheep in a remote corner of the Moscow Region. The livestock’s killer left no footprints in the…

The story of ‘Zana’, wild woman, has been solved through DNA analysis

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Here is the news of what Dr. Bryan Sykes found after studying DNA samples of supposed Bigfoot-like creatures in Russia. Was Russian ‘Bigfoot’ actually an African slave?. Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford, has carried out DNA tests on saliva samples taken from descendants of Zana – a so-called ‘wild…

Lucrative psychic ring busted in Moscow

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I do like these stories but there needs to be MANY more busts. Police Bust Moscow Psychic Ring | News | The Moscow Times. Police in Moscow have rounded up a gang of would-be psychics that earned around 200 million rubles ($6.3 million) by offering to solve people’s personal problems through magic, police said Wednesday.…

Chelyabinsk meteor recovered from Russian lake

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Cool find! They spent the entire summer trying to locate it in the lake sediments and pulled it out. BBC News – Meteorite pulled from Russian lake. Divers working at a Russian lake have recovered a half-tonne chunk of the space rock that exploded over Chelyabinsk earlier this year. The object plunged into Lake Chebarkul…

Stunning raptor attack caught on camera!

Photo credit: Linda Kerley, Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

An amazing sequence was fortuitously captured on game camera. Eagle vs. deer. A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more rare: a golden eagle capturing a young sika deer. “I saw the deer carcass first as I approached the trap on a routine check…

Russian TV psychics take old woman’s life savings

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Russia also has their problems with psychics and their manufactured “curses”. Russian TV Psychics Face Jail on Fraud Charges. Psychics who charged an elderly Russian woman almost $20,000 to lift a supposed curse have themselves been charged with fraud and now face up to 10 years in jail, prosecutors said Thursday. The 75-year-old resident from…

Russian psychic murderer suspected

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What a weird story featuring a “wizard”. Bad karma: Moscow ‘wizard’ held over serial photo-model killings — RT News. Moscow police have detained a psychic, who they suspect killed three photo models. All the victims, young ladies also allegedly engaged in prostitution, knew about the man’s ‘paranormal powers’ and are said to have visited him…

Strange damage, possibly from infrasound waves, after meteor blast

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One has to be careful in examining these reports but they are interesting. Strange damage reports surface after Friday’s Russian meteor explosion – SlashGear. Some citizens living within the city are reporting that the external windows of their apartments remain intact while glass jars in dishes inside the home were destroyed by the meteor explosion.…

Incredible meteor event in Russia: Strange rumors sparked (Updated)

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Wowwy wow. BBC News – Meteor strike injures hundreds in central Russia. A meteor crashing in Russia’s Ural mountains has injured at least 500 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings. Most of those hurt suffered minor cuts and bruises but some received head injuries, Russian officials report. A fireball was seen…

In 1978, scientists discovered a family living untouched by civilization in Siberia

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Incredible story of people cut off from civilization. They survived. For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine. In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga. A…

Come on, Russian media! A “UFO tooth-wheel”? Silly. (Update: not extraordinary)

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Did Voice of Russia become the new Pravda? Cause this is laughable. 300-million-year-old UFO tooth-wheel found in Russian city of Vladivostok: Voice of Russia. Lighting the fire during a cold winter evening a resident of Vladivostok found a rail-shaped metal detail which was pressed in one of the pieces of coal that the man used…

She’s not dead yet. Russian woman regains consciousness in morgue.

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The Siberian Times is the Russian equivalent of the U.K.’s Daily Mail so I don’t trust the veracity of the stories but this one is interesting. What do you think happened to her? A ‘dead’ Siberian woman speaks of ‘miracle’ on coming back to life after three nights in morgue. On two separate occasions, retired…