Friday, March 24, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Hunting the Mongolian Death Worm


Posted on Tuesday, 28 July, 2009 | Comment icon 9 comments


Image credit: Wikipedia
 
Two men from New Zealand are embarking on an expedition next week to seek out the fabled Mongolian death worm, a large red invertebrate said to immobilise its prey with a combination of acid-spit and the ability to produce an electric shock.

"Two New Zealanders will leave for Mongolia's Gobi Desert next week on an ambitious expedition to find the fabled acid-spitting and lightning-throwing Mongolian death worm."

  View: Full article |  Source: 3 News

  Discuss: View comments (9)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 28 July, 2009, 14:59
They say it jumps out of the sand and kills people by spitting concentrated acid or shooting lightning from its rectum over long distances. Well... That's something. Spitting acid is plausible but farting lightning makes a skunk's attack a joke! LOL! However, the New Zealand team planned to bring the worm to the surface with explosives, as it is said to be attracted to tremors. I always enjoy reading a death wished, proned person's plan. It's always creative.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Dezmond on 28 July, 2009, 16:53
However, the New Zealand team planned to bring the worm to the surface with explosives, as it is said to be attracted to tremors. Are they sure they haven't watched Tremors too much They should hire Burt Gummer.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Deja'Vu on 28 July, 2009, 18:05
Are they sure they haven't watched Tremors too much They should hire Burt Gummer. lmao ... i agree ... OMg... wouldn't it be crazy if Tremors really existed?,....I would be scared
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jonny Wonny on 28 July, 2009, 21:07
gotta admit, this is one of my favorite cryptids, cause it's so unusual, and as the article said... "He said he was interested in the death worm because it was one of the most outrageous creatures that were rumoured to exist. However, it was also one of the mythical creatures that had a better chance of being real. Rumours could inflate the reputation of things such as the Loch Ness monster and Bigfoot, but sparsely populated Mongolia was ot a place where rumours were going to propagate, Farrier said. "If a Mongolian says they have seen a big worm-like creature out in the desert they haven't r... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Blueguardian on 29 July, 2009, 0:36
I guess the Mongolian death worm's would view these 2 new zealander's as terrorists. Heh, good luck to them.
Comment icon #6 Posted by wolemrock on 30 July, 2009, 3:25
oh no, not again...
Comment icon #7 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 30 July, 2009, 15:55
i hate when non-skeptical "skeptics" poke fun at anything they don't want to believe in. I think it's the overhype on what this worm is capable of doing. We know certain species of snakes can spit venom and the common eel has an electric charge. A platypus is an egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal. So, strange and fantastic creatures are out there. I'm not rejecting the existence of the Mongolian Death Worm nor I'm saying it may not have an electrical charge to some degree, but finding a creature that shoots lightning out of its rectum is a bit unbelievable. T... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by Saru on 30 July, 2009, 16:01
If its a 'worm' then it seems odd that it would possess such lethal mechanisms, not even a snake has both the ability to spit venom and to produce a lethal electric shock, i'm not aware of any species of worm that is capable of doing anything remotely like this. Seems like a very inplausible creature.
Comment icon #9 Posted by wolemrock on 31 July, 2009, 3:51
and it could not possibly survive the dessert heat...


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5869531
252305
166322

 
4,000-year-old tomb is unearthed in Egypt
3-24-2017
The unopened tomb was discovered by archaeologists during a Spanish archaeological mission in West Aswan.
Sleepwalker visits store, tries to buy melon
3-23-2017
A 23-year-old woman had to be escorted home by police after sleepwalking in to a local supermarket.
Scotland could be birthplace of the dinosaurs
3-23-2017
A major shakeup of the dinosaur family tree has suggested that they may have originated in the UK.
Video of giant chicken freaks out the Internet
3-23-2017
Footage of what appears to be an abnormally large chicken has gone viral after appearing on Twitter.
Other news in this category
Group of kids scared by 'goblin' in Argentina
Posted 2-26-2017 | 32 comments
Bizarre footage posted online recently shows a mysterious assailant crawling towards some youths....
 
'Mermaid bones' on show at Japanese temple
Posted 2-17-2017 | 21 comments
The remains of what some people believe to be a genuine mermaid can be found at Ryuguji temple....
 
Writer investigates Wollaton Park gnomes case
Posted 2-15-2017 | 44 comments
A bizarre encounter by six schoolchildren in 1979 is the subject of a new investigation by Dr Simon Young....
 
State-funded Bigfoot hunts to be outlawed
Posted 2-10-2017 | 48 comments
Lawmakers in New Mexico are aiming to make it illegal for state-funded colleges to hunt for Bigfoot....
 
'Creature' photographed in garden at night
Posted 1-16-2017 | 75 comments
A Reddit user has uploaded an image of what appears to be a strange figure running through a garden....
 
Man tracks 'Bigfoot' for over seven miles
Posted 1-15-2017 | 206 comments
Experienced tracker Christopher Bauer followed a set of large footprints for miles across North Dakota....
 
Did megalodon teeth inspire monster myths ?
Posted 12-15-2016 | 32 comments
The teeth of the largest shark in history may have influenced portrayals of a mythological sea monster....
 
Loch Ness Monster sightings are on the rise
Posted 12-7-2016 | 6 comments
There have been more sightings of the elusive creature this year than during any other this millennium....
 
Two new video clips show alleged thylacines
Posted 12-3-2016 | 55 comments
The Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia has released two new clips recorded using a trail camera....
 
Man keeps vigil for Siberia's Labynkyr Devil
Posted 11-5-2016 | 9 comments
Andrey Solovyev has braved freezing temperatures in his quest to locate Siberia's own Loch Ness Monster....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ