Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Okay, so this is kinda strange, eh?
Fisherman Erik Eide of Bow told the Bellingham Herald it looked like a dead whale but when he moved in closer Sunday, Eide and three crewmen thought it was a little submarine or a bomb with stubby wings.

Then Eide remembered seeing a a program on the Discovery Channel about a sonar rig towed behind submarines so he decided to haul it aboard for salvage. That's when they saw the Russian lettering on the side.

I'm not sure what to make of this. There was an old Soviet sub that was anchored at a pier here in Seattle for quite some time for tours the last couple years and it has recently disappeared. I don't know if this is some sort of "garbage" that came off it or if it is something bigger from the present or the past.

Who knows - could be something experimental the University of Washington lost.