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Mokéle-mbémbé

Description and research

The creature known as Mokéle-mbémbé is a kind of prehistoric monster that is said to have lived in a lake. In 1981, Herman Regusters, a NASA aerospace engineer, knows about this story and decides to travel to a part of Africa, which belongs to the Congo, in search of this creature. It is said to be very similar to a sauropod, long-necked dinosaur. He tried without success that the US Department of Defense. will finance your trip and research arguing that you could create maps of the region. So his trip was paid with the help of private donations.

He was accompanied by his wife and a team of locals to remote Lake Tele. Like other researchers, he returned with only a few anecdotes that he could share in his writings and talks. He alleged that he had witnessed sightings, but he had neither videos nor photos to corroborate it. He even said that on one occasion the whole team saw him except the photographer. The trip was somewhat tortuous. Besieged by bees, walking through marshes and enduring the inclemencies of time. However, they persevered in continuing until they could get the creature or monster.

Origins of the existence of Mokéle-mbémbé

The rumors about the existence of Mokéle-mbémbé date from the beginning of the 20th century. These came from visitors of French and German nationality who heard stories of local people about a great monster that lived in the forest. It was said that he ate elephants, others that he had a snakehead. According to Paul Barret, a paleontologist at the National History Museum in London, it is impossible for such a creature to exist without the knowledge of humans. He argues that there is no evidence of a fossil record in the last 66 million years of anything resembling a sauropod. Darren Naish, scientist and paleontologist, agrees with Paul Barret. Barret thinks that they are old stories that have been passed down through generations as vestiges of warnings to children to keep them from drowning.

Conclusion

Maybe it’s just a legend like so many others that have captivated both its inhabitants and those who visit them. The truth is that there is no evidence that conclusively demonstrates its existence. According to paleontologists, large animals did not live in lakes but on solid ground. They need large populations to survive, as well as large geographical areas to meet their food needs. It is very difficult for such a large animal to hide in a forest or lake. However, cryptozoologists insist that they could exist in Africa because it is unchanged. Myths are interesting and an expedition to the unknown can lead us to discover interesting things.

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