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Behind the forests, behind the swamps, in the Minsk region of Belarus there is a small village.
Let's call it Peschanoe, although in reality it is called differently, but I just don't want crowds of tourists to flood into this wonderful place, where virgin, untouched nature is still preserved, leaving behind tons of garbage …
So, this village is quite small - only about thirty houses, and there are even fewer permanent residents - about a dozen.
The village is surrounded on both sides by dense, impassable, full of secrets and mysteries, but very cute, beautiful and cozy forests, and on the third side is the Peschanaya River (this name has also been changed), behind which even thicker and more mysterious forests begin.
In these forests you can find hares, foxes, roe deer, deer and elk. Back in the early 2010s, there were apparently invisible wild boars, but now almost all of them have been shot - swine fever. They say that wolves occasionally enter the local forests. Back in the 1970s, there were many times more of them here, sometimes they did not give passage to local residents who followed through the forest to a bus stop located three kilometers from the village.
Around the same time, the Sand Bear was last seen in the vicinity. Now you will not find a clubfoot in this area. Although, who knows?
And more than once local men told that they saw in the village and its environs little gray men, similar to the legendary Alyoshenka from Kyshtym. For example, one uncle's cattle began to disappear. There were no signs of a burglary on the shed doors, nothing. And the cattle disappeared.
One night he took a gun and began to guard the mysterious thieves. And then he saw his cow slowly flying through the wall of the shed, and under it were three "alyoshenka-like" creatures. Moreover, they do not hold the cow with their hands, it seems to be flying over them by itself.
The man got angry and shot at one of the "thieves". He fell down dead, followed by a cow fell to the ground, and the other two humanoids disappeared in an unknown direction (or rather, the narrator, as he himself admitted, did not notice how they disappeared). The man decided to leave the corpse of the alien at home, as a keepsake, so to speak.
He did not hide this story from the locals, and once strange people in black glasses visited him, possibly representatives of the special services. The man realized what they needed from him as soon as he spotted them in the courtyard of his house. He hid the mummy in the oven, and told strange people that he was joking (they, however, did not believe it).
The next day, the man decided to get rid of the alien's corpse and threw it into the river. He tried not to talk more about that incident.
But these strange little people are not the only secret of this area. Most recently, in June 2018, one of the summer residents saw crocodiles in a local swamp. I even took a photo. But to indicate the specific place where the meeting took place, he flatly refused.
He either said that it was right behind the Peschanka River, on an oxbow pond, then claimed that he had seen them in a swamp not far from the regional center, and then completely began to prove that a meeting had taken place in a completely different part of the region, forty kilometers from Peschaniy, on flooded depleted peatlands.
In general, there is nothing unusual in these crocodiles, crocodiles are like crocodiles. The only strange thing is that they cannot live all year round in these latitudes - winters are harsh here, as in the whole of northern and central Belarus.
By the way, legends about tsmokakh - large reptiles, resembling either snakes or dragons.
Perhaps the crocodiles were called Tsmoks. Although it is more likely that this is a completely different species of reptiles, or, less likely, amphibians, now extinct. Or not extinct? It is possible that these creatures can still be found in the swamps of Polesie. But that crocodiles live in central Belarus is a fact.
In general, there is a lot of mystery here. A few dozen kilometers to the west, there were rumors of a meeting with the legendary Chupacabra. It is not known whether she was seen in Peschaniy, but this land is already full of secrets and riddles that are difficult to explain from the point of view of science.