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Mongolian Death Worm documentary released

Posted on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 | Comment icon 35 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The infamous killer worm has been the subject of many documentaries over the years.

Described as a large red worm capable of killing a person from a distance through a combination of spitting acid and electrocution, the Death Worm has been sought after by film crews and cryptozoologists for decades - but what is the reason for this surge in interest over something that by its very nature seems almost entirely unlikely to exist ?

"Mongolia, a land of mystery. Where the grave of great warrior king Genghis Khan, who created an empire stretching from the Baltic and Black to the Bering seas, remains undiscovered."

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Comment icon #26 Posted by TheFlyingDutchman on 23 May, 2011, 16:33
GOD DAMN MONGORIANS! You just made my day, thank you!
Comment icon #27 Posted by Cynical Sounds on 24 May, 2011, 8:08
well I guess there is one thing you can say about this worm. Its defiantly not a worm, a true worm could never survive the climate. I personally don't believe it exists.
Comment icon #28 Posted by DigitalDreamer on 4 June, 2011, 16:25
Its just a local legend,Like the boogeyman.
Comment icon #29 Posted by bulveye on 4 June, 2011, 16:48
I think it's a mixture of stories all mixed together over time. So one man describes a snake that bit and killed someone almost immediately. Then someone else says have you heard about the black snake that lives under the water, it can leap out and electrocute people and can even kill a mighty crocodile. Then another guy says there is a snake with legs that causes you do go mad and then die in pain. And a drunk in the corner overhears bits of this and then tells his mate and it all starts from there, over time bits have been added. here is a video of an eel killing a croc!
Comment icon #30 Posted by prosecutor on 17 July, 2011, 2:11
Sorry to rain on your parade guys but this story is written by the Russian fiction writer Ivan Efremov. He called the worm Olgoi-Khorkhoi and as described the worm could do all that "kill and destroy" stuff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_Death_Worm
Comment icon #31 Posted by jintermont on 16 January, 2013, 19:57
graboid? reminds me of tremors.
Comment icon #32 Posted by PlanB on 17 January, 2013, 4:37
Sorry to rain on your parade guys but this story is written by the Russian fiction writer Ivan Efremov. He called the worm Olgoi-Khorkhoi and as described the worm could do all that "kill and destroy" stuff. http://en.wikipedia....lian_Death_Worm Actually Yfremov's work of fiction written in the 40's was based off of Prof. Andrew's book written in the 20's which admittedly detailed second hand accounts from the locals. Even says so in the wiki link you attached. This seems like one of the less likely cryptids, I don't know of any worms that live in a cold desert climate. Let alone giant ones t... [More]
Comment icon #33 Posted by TheSearcher on 17 January, 2013, 8:02
Actually Yfremov's work of fiction written in the 40's was based off of Prof. Andrew's book written in the 20's which admittedly detailed second hand accounts from the locals. Even says so in the wiki link you attached. This seems like one of the less likely cryptids, I don't know of any worms that live in a cold desert climate. Let alone giant ones that shoot lightning bolts. ***PLAN B'S CRAZY CRYPTID THEORY ALERT*** It would make slightly more sense if this was some kind of lungfish. It could bury itself and lay dormant until the rainy season in the summer. Lungfish use electroreception to d... [More]
Comment icon #34 Posted by skookum on 17 January, 2013, 19:41
Other than hearing a few tales, I am inclined to believe this Myth was born from the films Dune and Tremors. Is there any other proof? Even Bigfoot and Lock Ness have a few grainy pictures. The electric Eel video I would like to put in question. The Alligator seems to be receiving a prolonged high voltage over many seconds. Is this possible? I can understand one short high voltage shock but that was more like it was plugged into the mains. Can an Electric Eel do this over about 20 secs?
Comment icon #35 Posted by Rafterman on 18 January, 2013, 19:43
Brian Dunning just covered the MDW on Skeptoid last week. Enjoy - read the tran or download the podcast. http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4344 Skeptoid - winner of the 2012 Stitcher Award for Best Science Podcast


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