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Chinese 'river monster' is not what it seems


Posted on Saturday, 21 September, 2019 | Comment icon 20 comments

Is this a monster, or something else ? Image Credit: YouTube / The AIO Entertainment
Video footage of a large snake-like creature swimming in the Yangtze River recently went viral on social media.
Reportedly filmed near the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei province, the footage was viewed millions of times in China as social media users debated over exactly what the 'creature' could be.

It proved so popular that it was even picked up by several local news stations.

Some speculated that the mysterious denizen - dubbed the "Three Gorges Water Monster" - was some sort of mutant that had arisen due to the amount of pollution in the river.
Others meanwhile dismissed such ideas, instead favoring the theory that it was a large water snake.

As it turned out however, the footage shows neither of those things.

The 'creature' is in fact a 20 meter-long industrial airbag that workers later hauled out of the water.

You can view the original video, as well as the airbag being removed from the river, in the video below.


Source: The Guardian | Comments (20)

Tags: China, Yangtze, Monster

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #11 Posted by Iilaa'mpuul'xem on 17 September, 2019, 15:07
 
Comment icon #12 Posted by Socio on 21 September, 2019, 12:48
From what I have read China has some of the most polluted waterways in the world I doubt a Nessy or anything else for that matter could live in that water.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Orphalesion on 21 September, 2019, 16:41
It's China.Some sort of floating garbage was the first thing I thought of considering how polluted much of their rivers are.
Comment icon #14 Posted by DieChecker on 21 September, 2019, 20:23
So, 100% it was just trash... according to the update to the story.
Comment icon #15 Posted by the13bats on 21 September, 2019, 20:58
i have lots of wanna do back burner projects, one is to make an rc lake monster, something simple, but use it to gauge reaction, see how its described, size, color, etc, compare that to the prop.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Timothy on 21 September, 2019, 23:12
 
Comment icon #17 Posted by Iilaa'mpuul'xem on 26 September, 2019, 16:02
UPDATE.... China's 'Loch Ness monster' is actually a lot of hot air(bag) Source
Comment icon #18 Posted by Scholar4Truth on 26 September, 2019, 18:20
It looks like a big black trash bag. 
Comment icon #19 Posted by Amanda Evans on 28 September, 2019, 19:54
Feels sad  I wanted this to be a real life monster... Sigh.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Iilaa'mpuul'xem on 28 September, 2019, 21:30
God no, not in china, they would just kill it and carve it up and sell it saying it helps with erectile dysfunction or some other crap. They have no respect for life. 


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