A large horned beast known as the ‘Siberian unicorn’ could be the origin of the modern unicorn legend.
Originally thought to have died out 350,000 years ago, Elasmotherium sibiricum would have been a sight to behold – a horned behemoth standing 6ft tall and measuring up to 15ft in length.
Now scientists have found new evidence to suggest that this unicorn-like creature may have actually survived until as recently as 26,000 years ago, meaning that it would have lived alongside modern humans for many thousands of years.
The discovery was made after fossil fragments were unearthed in Kazakhstan where an isolated population was thought to have survived long after the species had gone extinct everywhere else. – See more at: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/292836/prehistoric-unicorn-lived-alongside-humans#sthash.6bl97ZLr.dpuf