Sakhalin sea monster mystery after oil company unearths sacred artifacts.
When the remains of a big hairy, long-nosed sea monster washed up on the shore of Sakhalin Island last week, Russia said it was likely a dolphin.
A giant, furry, dolphin that probably flew there from India, to be exact.
“I can confidently say that this is some kind of a dolphin,” stated the government official.
“However, it has fur. It’s unusual. Dolphins do not have any fur.”
Er, and yeah. How would it get here again? Understatement of the year Mr. Nicolay Kim. Understatement of the year.
Survivors, I ask you, does this look like a dolphin?
If you answered maybe, please, take a closer look here at the fur.
Does it still look like a dolphin?
I urge you to consider this.
According to Nivkh legends, Sakhalin Island is actually a giant beast sleeping on its belly.
When the beast awakens it trembles the earth causing massive earthquakes, waking other beasts around the world.
Has somebody –or something- awoken the Sakhalin beast? Has it begun calling other beasts to its side?
Before accusing me of supernatural superstitiosity on this one, consider these facts. Sakhalin has been visibly upset lately, with two massive earthquakes and dozens of smaller ones over the last six years. Ever since an oil company began digging up an astonishing number of ancient artefacts in the course of trenching its offshore pipline.
We’re talking hundreds of artefacts here, so many that nobody is even keeping track anymore.
“The sad thing is that it feels like a rush job, with so much material coming up so quickly that they don’t know what they are looking at,” blogs one archaelogist here.
Sakhalin is steeped in history and mystery, believed by many to represent the lost intersection of at least three ancient worlds including Asia, Russia and the aboriginal Americas.
In addition, Sakhalin is known for its mystical, labyrinthine cave formations, the Vaida Caves.
So until we know more about the artefacts that have been unearthed from the belly of this beast, I would rule nothing out.
Not even giant furry dolphins flying over from India.