In 2007, a tiny body surfaced in Russia that appears to have been similar to the Atacama specimen featured in Dr. Steven Greer’s Sirius Documentary. The Russian specimen was said to have been found in 1996 in the Urals by an elderly woman. It was alive at the time. Vadim Chernobrov, a Russian UFO investigator, said that a study of the remains carried out at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Moscow in 2007 found no genetic match with the laboratory’s available samples.
The body is said to have vanished shortly before a Japanese TV crew arrived in the area hoping to make a documentary about it, and the elderly woman who found it was killed in a hit-and-run accident. The Japanese crew offered cash for information, but was besieged by storytellers and abandoned the project.
The death of the being was investigated by Major Vladimir Bendelin of the Kyshtym regional police authority, and was initially believed by a urologist at a local hospital, Dr. Igor Uskov, to be a 20 week old aborted fetus. The hospital’s chief anatomist, Dr. Stanislav Samoshkin, said that the skull of the specimen had only four bones, while a human skull has six. He also observed that there were other abnormalities, and concluded that the remains were not human.
Despite a reward of $200,000 being offered by the Japanese TV crew for the return of the specimen, it has never resurfaced. However, a visual comparison between it and the Atacama specimen does suggest similarities, certainly in size and possibly in anatomy.
A number of stories have appeared in the Russian English language press about the specimen, among them one from Pravda in 2007.
To read Whitley Strieber’s discussion of the Sirius documentary, click here.
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