Sep 02, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

Strange Tiny Being Puzzles Scientists and Scares Russians

A tiny mysterious creature was found on the banks of the river Kovahsi in the town of Sosnovy Bor in western Russia. Local residents and experts alike have been unable to positively identify it. That leaves us wide open to ask, “What is this strange being?”

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Tiny unidentified creature found in Russia

A woman named Tamara told reporters that she found the creature on the Kovashi River, which flows into the Gulf of Finland, in Sosnovy Bor, a town near Leningrad. Tamara decided the creature wasn’t a mutant chicken embryo like some of her friends insisted, so she named it Kesha. A researcher agreed somewhat with Tamara.

It seems that this body is neither fish nor fowl - this creature has a mysterious skull, no neck and wings.

Biologist Yegor Zadereev said in a Russian TV interview that he analyzed the creature and he can’t identify it either. He called for a long scientific and genetic study on the creature. An expert from the Institute of Biophysics in Krasnoyarsk also looked at it and could not tell what it was. The creature will be sent to Moscow for further analysis.

Local residents are naturally suspicious that no one can tell them what the creature is, where it came from or why it has such a big head. They also don’t trust the experts who want to whisk the evidence away. They’re afraid it might be an alien or worse, a product of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant which is the main reason why Sosnovy Bor was built – as a source of housing for plant workers.

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Size of the strange tiny creature

The plant was opened in 1975 and has had a history of spills and accidents. Three people were killed just a month after it opened when a cooling unit ruptured and released contaminated water. Fires broke out in 1976 and 1979, again releasing contaminated water. Other accidents occurred in 1990, 1991, 2000, 2005 and 2009. See a pattern here?

The problems with the plant concern both Russians and nearby Finns across the Gulf of Finland. Is this creature is a product of another accident? Is it an alien whose UFO may have crashed while monitoring the nuclear facility or trying to warn them of impending danger?

Do you think they’ll get any answers?

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Will the powers that be close the lid on the investigation before the tiny being is identified?

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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