A number of Russian academics are calling for a scientific expedition to the remote Siberian Lake Labynkyr to solve the mystery of the monster that supposedly dwells there.
The monster, sometimes referred to as the ‘Russian Loch Ness Monster’, (or ‘Nesski’) and know locally as ‘the Devil’ has featured in local folklore since the 19th century.
According to the stories the creature has a dark grey body about seven metres in length. A massive ‘bird-like’ jaw takes up a third of its body length and its mouth has the width of ”a fisherman’s raft made of ten logs” (approximately 1.5m). In these stories the monster savagely attacks people or animals in both the water and on the shores of the 60-80m deep lake .
Recent scientific expeditions to the lake have provided some credence for the creature’s existence. Doctor Lyudmila Emeliyanova, a biogeographer from Moscow State University was conducting sonic scans of the lake in 2002 when she had an encounter she couldn’t explain:
“It was our…
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