54 Strange Creature from Azov

Strange Creature from Azov

Posted on February 7, 2007 by

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Fishermen from Rostov region, Russia have caught strange creature from the local Azov sea.

They were so shocked about the creature, it was moaning like a human, not as fish, weighed 200 pounds and was rotating its eyeballs.

The video above was made by one of the fishermen made a video record of the creature, using his camera phone, little by little the video clip has been shared between people of Azov town in Rostov region, and have reached Internet.

When people from news came to the city to learn more about the creature fishermen told them that they… have eaten (!) the creature and admired its taste.

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54 responses to “Strange Creature from Azov”

  1. Andres says:

    Seems like fake

  2. cica_laca says:

    It’s not a fake, we eat this kind of ‘creature’ often here. It grows in Amara lake also, somewhere near Bucharest/Romania. We locals call it cealaboashe. Its taste is sure much better than hamsters.

  3. Robbie says:

    Ya still haven’t got me sold on it…

  4. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    Looks prehistoric.

    I think, possible.

  5. D says:

    These are the aliens that live deep in the ocean in their underground cities and they only come out to fly above our heads and mock our primitive technology. Or it could just be a fish that mutated from all the radioactive waste in the water.

  6. Yurka says:

    Very interesting. Too bad they ate it. Looks almost humanish.

  7. TeratoMarty says:

    It is a ray, or a skate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_fish. They do indeed look very strange from underneath. My friend Jim once caught one off the Pacific coast of America, and says that it made a loud moaning or howling when it was hooked, not a noise he had expected from a fish at all.

  8. Mustapha says:

    Cthulhu Fhtagn! 🙂

  9. mrcann says:

    imho its in the same boat as this one:


  10. Delicious says:

    Check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skate, It’s an endangered species.

  11. Finnish Alcoholics Online says:

    That’s all because of American pollution!

    • Texas1 says:

      We’re always told that it is because of the Chinese and Japanese fishing industries.

      Hey did you guys ever see the episode of the Munsters when Herman gets caught by a Russian fishing vessel off the coast of California? That was a funny one!

    • Rico says:

      Just a bit of a one track mind eh? Whats the weather like there? Its nice and warm here. 😉

  12. Anti says:

    Now that is strange indeed.

  13. Doug Brenner says:

    Hmm no physical evidence? Fishy. Not impossible though. We only know of a small fraction of the sea creatures in existence.

    If the eyewitnesses seem credible, it’d be worth digging through the trash for any alleged bones.

  14. Harbec says:


  15. Andres says:

    Right. Just see it’s exactly the same:

  16. It’s not a skate, you dopes. It’s a sturgeon.

    • Alex says:

      This is a 100% sturgeon, filmed from beneath. FYI: sturgeon and belugas are where black caviar comes from. The eye-like holes are the gills… The eyes are on the other side of the fish’s flat head.

  17. Gizmo42 says:

    Its not a sturgeon, looks nothing like a sturgeon. Its not a sting ray either, but its a member of the ray/skate family. Sting rays have long thin tails.

    It looks very similar, though larger, to some I used to catch in california. I never found out the actualy name of what I was catching though.

    • marine says:

      Ok as a marine biologist, I will settle this very simple issue.

      The fish in the film is a species of beluga (sturgeon) (can’t tell which one, there are a number). They’re very common in this area and it is indeed where the exquisit black caviar comes from. As Alex pointed out, what looks like the ‘eyes’ are the gills, the fish is put upside down on the table. The eyes are on the other side.

      There’s nothing fake about the fish, what is fake is that these fishermen would be surprised about it – they make their living off of it. However, since the beluga looks so weird and human-like from underneath I can see why someone thought it would be a nice prank.

      Its not a guitarfish nor any kind of ray. Rays only populate the oceans, not lakes. And for those of you who say that you’ve seen something similar in the US, let me tell you that the US and Russia hardly have any species of fish in common. Belugas for instance, are found only in Russia and former USSR republics. End of debate.

  18. BELA says:

    Whom are you kidding. I live in US, but my grandma lives on Azov sea, and let me tell ya that the real strange creature would be a “fisherman with a camera cellphone” They are so damn poor, my grandmas house is one of 3 on the block with a landline! The whole thing is a hoax.

  19. Krusenstern says:

    That’s a Guitarfish, the Russian name for this fish is пятнистый гитарный скат.

    Manual trackback:
    Haben Fischer einen Urzeit-Fisch aus dem Asowschen Meer geholt?

  20. Seth McQuale says:

    That is the underside of a skate. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skate

  21. Zak says:

    Mermaid, yeah…. from Delta Quadrant.


  22. Sharm says:

    We have them over here too in Malaysia. They are caught by fishermen from time to time but not as big as the one in the video

  23. Paula says:

    It is a guitarfish, i work on a fishing pier in florida 5 of the local fishermen called it a guitarfish and if you look at photos of one youll see

  24. Batters says:

    This is a fake, very bad fake..

  25. Jimmy says:

    It is a form of stingray.

  26. DAVID says:

    Dear all…

    I’m Indonesian. That video had ever been very popular in my country and the sound is Indonesian. Seeing it again here… I just can say it’s FAKE. For the story is different.

  27. Artificer says:

    Its an endangered member of the ray family known as the Giant Devil Ray or Eagle Ray, “Mobula mobular” mostly found in the mediterranean.

    Also known as a devil fish…sea devil…

    It appears to have dried up a bit, probably why it was moaning.




  28. Artificer says:

    By complete coincidence, I decided to look up the name of a fictional airship from the book Mortal Engines. “Jenny Haniver”.

    Imagine my surprise at the result:


  29. реид says:

    honest to god its a type of stingray! i swear i saw a show on animal planet and they had some fish that looked exactly like this and it turns out its a stingray!

  30. faizal says:

    the picture is true, there is alot.. it’s commercial name is guitarfish, go to google and type, guitarfish, u all will find about it..

  31. Burrow Owl says:

    Faizal is correct- it’s a guitarfish.

    I have caught dozens of these off the coast of southern California and northern Mexico. They are quite common in the shallow coastal waters of this area.

  32. Gecc says:

    Russian people just lay the fish on the bed… maybe sleepin with them too.

  33. des says:

    omg i wonder what really is that strange creature cant wait for the result

  34. des says:

    the elf is not true i clarified the picture and i saw that the long ears is not true its just a fake ears mad from folder, i can say it because when i zoomed it i saw the real ears, just like the ears of a person why don’t you see it for yourself and the man was just painted in blue with crazy sword. if it is really and elf it would not pose to have a picture taking i noticed that in different places he posed so it means it just a human dressing in that they just need attention poor them hahaha

  35. des says:

    crazy elf its just a man dressed in elf look at its hands its not blue

  36. Konstantza says:

    Oh no! It looks exactly like as my uncle Steven!

  37. kathy says:

    i think thats some kind of stingray, just on its back…

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