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Re: AW: Icy blast from the past

Can we predict that many more "queer" and astounding partially preserved "monsters" will emerge from the melting glaciers in the arctic and antarctic regions in coming years? perhaps even plesiosaurs and/or other Cretaceous remains, which will probably be identified by local discoverers as "sea serpents" and the like?

For your amusement.  I recently
bought a used paleo monograph, and tucked inside was a small
news clipping from The Telegraph, dated 11/25/30, which
reads as follows:

Cordova, Alaska, Nov 25 (AP).
Reports received from Valdez today said the carcass of a
giant lizardlike creature, with fur in perfect condition,
had been found on Glacier Island near there. The strange
creature, reported to be 42 feet long, including a tail
measuring 16 feet, was believed to have been preserved since
prehistoric times by being encased in ice in the upper
reaches of the Columbia Glacier.  The ice was believed
to have worked its way gradually to the area.  The head
was reported to be six feet long and the body twenty feet in

To me the real question is why does the government and
scientific community continue to hide and suppress such

Because the flesh was ignominiously fed to foxes, while the skeleton made its way to a carnival ("Alaska's Prehistoric Monster – Millions of years old. Nearly 30 feet long. Baffles the scientific world. Queerest monster ever found. Discovered in Columbia Glacier. Now on Exhibit. Here for a short time. Don't miss it. 25 cents Adults, 15 cents, children any time."), perhaps: