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Russians Caught "Squeaky Alien Monster" ... and Ate It!

Russian fishermen caught a "squeaky alien" and decided to .... eat it!

Village residents from the Rostov region of Russia caught a weird creature two weeks ago after a strong storm in the Sea of Azov. The shark-looking creature was producing strange squeaky sounds. The fishermen originally believed that they had caught an alien and decided to film the monster with the help of a cell phone camera. The footage clearly shows the creatures’ head, body and long tail. The bizarre catch was weighing almost 100 kilograms, the Komsomolskaya Pravda reports.

However, ufologists and scientists were greatly disappointed when they found out that the fishermen had eaten the monster. They said that they were not scared of the creature so they decided to use it as food. One of the men said that it was the most delicious dish he had ever eaten.

Link - via Fortean Times


They found one of those in Sweden just last fall as well, though in that case it was probably someone who had discarded a dried, preserved, version of the same fish. Turns out they're fairly popular souvenires...for some odd macabre reason.

Here's the article about that find, though only avaliable in Swedish: http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/stockholm/story/0,2789,999050,00.html
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The way it's sprawled on the table with its fins drooping and the camera drifting over it is a little reminiscent of Roswell, but that music just throws you off.

I would not eat something like that if I didn't know what it was.
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That reminds me of an anecdote Solzhenitsyn included in one of his books. There was a news story about a wooly mammoth discovered frozen in Siberia. The animal was so well-preserved that people ate the meat "with relish". The point of the news story was to show how intact the specimen was. Solzhenitsyn (and probably every other Russian who read it) saw in that statement the desperate hunger of the citizens who would eat thousands-of-years old meat.
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I think the Solzhenitsyn anecdote was in reference to an ancient fish that were found frozen in ice. I think it was in The Gulag Archipelago.
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apropos mammoth - there is a Kotzwinkle short-story about 19th-century-or-so siberians finding and eating one ...

apropos eating aliens: humankind is DOOOOOMED - retribution will be merciless!
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