One Cryptomundo commenter said this could be the "proverbial 'find of the century.'" And it might actually be.
Some think the thing is a monkey in a costume. I think it may not be, however. The creature is said to have been caught in the Caucasus Mountains. The following was posted on Cryptomundo, from Igor Burtsev of the International Center of Hominology:
"It presented on Utube as a captured small hairy creature on the Caucases but not exactly where. Somebody wrote that in Karachaevo-Cherkes republic? but as I could understand they were talking in Azerbaijan language (now it's a separate state by the Kaspian sea)/ And I noticed there on a piece of paper Arabic and Latin letters show the date - November 30, 2016, or ehe year 1395 Hijri (?)and the name Haji Taha - in Russia they don't use such writings, it's another confirmation of Azerbaijan location of the case (my personal investigation, as I know Azerbaijan language and Arabic writings too). The Arabic writings show some figures - 75,11,95, 25 - and a couple of letters."
|Azerbaijan location on a map. Caucasus mtns. located here|
"In the Caucasus caught a strange creature, similar to a brownie."
|Brownie illustration from a book of fairy tales|
Basically the exact same as a fairy or hobgoblin.
An interesting note is that Thomas Keightley described the Brownie in this way:
"…A personage of small stature, wrinkled visage, covered with short curly brown hair, and wearing a brown mantle and hood."
"A personage of small stature, wrinkled visage, covered with short curly brown hair…." could be an apt description of this thing. The hair may be a little longer than "short" but the description fits pretty well.
Another interesting note from the video is that they appeared to maybe have put blue socks on it?
Whatever this is, I'm thinking that it isn't a monkey in a suit or anything of that sort. It seems real. When I first saw just the face, I had doubts, but I began to doubt it less when I saw the hand, and then saw it walking around. Someone needs to figure out what this thing is.
Could it possibly be a real "brownie," something that inspired the stories of them???