Could a dinosaur still be alive today in the jungles of the Congo ? Since 1913 there have been numerous sightings by local villagers of a creature that closely resembles a Brontosaurus. Foreigner's like Professor Roy P. Mackal have also seen this animal in the Congo.
Mysterious Creature Seen By Credible Witnesses
The creature is about the size of an elephant with short legs and a long neck. It appears to be a small version of a Brontosaurus. The creature is herbivorous, but it has attacked humans who have ventured to close to it while it was feeding. Since 1913 there have been numerous sightings in the African Congo of a creature closely resembling the brontosaurs.
Sighting Reports Are Old News In Some Areas
Reports of dinosaur survival in Africa actually further back than this century if you consider the rock paintings of long necked quadrupeds. This creature is commonly known as mokele mbembe (meaning 'rainbow'), named by local pygmies.
Exceptional Descriptions Of Mystery Creature On File
Common descriptions are of an elephant sized creature, reddish-brown or grey with smooth skin and a long muscular tail similar to that of an alligator. The legs are short in comparison to the long neck which is topped by a reptilian head. Footprints left on land are of a three-clawed foot.
Expedition Uncovers Mysteries in 1979
James Powell, a Texan herpetologist was the leader of the first cryptozoological expedition to the area in 1979. His report included tales of a strange animal called n'yamala living in the swamps of Gabon which resembled the sauropod diplodocus. the diplodocus was a gray dinosaur with a long neck and tail similar to the brontosaurus.
With Doctor Comes Forward With Strange Sighting
James Powell also said that a local witch doctor had told him he had seen a n'yamala around 1946, of over 30 feet (9m) in length, with a huge neck and tail, weighing at least as much as an elephant. Interesting findings were made in the autumn of 1981 when Herman Regusters and his wife became the first Westerners to succeed in reaching Lake Tele.
Husband And Wife Team Report Unsettling Sighting
They returned with sounds recordings, plaster cast footprints, and samples of droppings. They also claimed to have sighted mokele membe on the lake.
Marecellin Agagna, a zoologist from Brazzaville zoo led a Congolese expedition which arrived at Lake Tele in April 1983.
Another Mokele Mbembe Sighting Draws Attention
He also claimed a sighting of mokele mbembe about 300 yards (275m) out on the lake. He thought the animal was reptile. His description was of a thin reddish head with oval eyes like a crocodile. The head was about 3 feet (90 cm) above the water, and turned from side to side as though looking for him.
By 1992, Dinosaur fever had subsided dramatically.
Japanese Film Crew Preserves Puzzling Images in 1992
A Japanese film crew shot some interesting footage in September 1992 showing unusual activity in the water of Lake Tele. Expert opinion failed to confirm the video evidence in any way. Mitsuharo Ondo. the director of the Bala film told how the footage had been shot while the expedition crew were flying into the interior to begin there overland trek of the lake.
Footage Shoy By Japan Crew Totally Unexpected
They had planned to pass over the Tele region on the way, so they could film the lake and get an impression of the terrain they faced ahead on foot.
The Congo is full of caves many of which are below ground level and some even stretch for as far as 60 miles, with swamp conditions making an idea habitat for possible creatures such as mokele mbembe.
Possible For Formidable Congo To Hide Existence Of Dinosaurs
Dinosaur survival in the Congo can not honestly be reckoned proven. Equatorial Africa does appear to have survived largely unchanged since the end of the dinosaur era.