Jump to content

Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.

- - - - -

China lays claim to its own Nessie

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1    Althalus


    Alien Abducter

  • Member
  • 4,906 posts
  • Joined:12 Jan 2002
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:England

Posted 02 August 2002 - 02:03 PM

Hundreds of sightseers visiting have reported spotting a black monster with a horse-like head in a deep volcanic lake near China's border with North Korea.

Chinese state media reports, eagerly passed on by local tourism authorities, say the Chinese "Loch Ness monster" appeared twice recently in Tianchi Lake, in north-eastern Jilin province.

A Chinese paper has quoted local tourism official Meng Fanying as saying that in the latest sighting, the creature appeared just 10 metres from the bank, jumping out of the water from time to time "like a seal".

Rumours that the 373-metre deep lake harbours some sort of monster have been circulating for more than a century, the paper said.

However, scientists dismiss the reports, saying volcanic eruptions happening as recently as 300 years ago would make life extremely hazardous for any animal making the lake its home.

Local monster fans are unfazed by the scepticism and have even started the Tianchi Monster Society, the paper reported.

The Tianchi monster is not the only "Nessie" said to be living in China.

The marine life of Hanas Lake, in north-western Xinjiang region, reputedly includes a 10-metre long salmon species that attacks both people and cattle.

"We make choices everyday, some of them good, some of them bad. And - if we are strong enough - we live with the consequences."
David Gemmell

#2    azazel


    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 90 posts
  • Joined:04 Aug 2002

  • I have crossed Oceans Of Time ....... Bram Stoker's Dracula

Posted 05 August 2002 - 11:45 PM

:sq Hello Althalus, interesting story. Could tourism be that bad in that part of China?  :s02 :s02

On a serious note, I went to an exhibition recently on Chinese dinosuars. Some of these were classed as being the ancestors of some other dinosaurs. The amount of fossil finds in the Sichuan area is unbelievable. It is very easy to see why the dragon plays an important part in the culture.

It may be possible that some of these Sauropods may not have died out.  ??? We'll just have to wait and see for any further sightings  ;D

As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean......ST Coleridge

#3    Dakoda



  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 312 posts
  • Joined:31 Aug 2001

Posted 06 August 2002 - 12:23 AM

Could tourism be that bad in that part of China?  :s02 :s02

I agree with that rhetorical query. Just by reading the heading of the article, it sure sounds like someone is making yet another leap towards a succeeded attempt of international recognition. :s3

"Have you ever noticed.... Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?" -George Carlin

#4    Homer


    Government Agent

  • Member
  • 3,814 posts
  • Joined:16 Mar 2001
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida

Posted 06 August 2002 - 05:21 AM

I agree Dakoda

אַ֭תָּה אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׁעִ֑י

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users