Relict animals and time — hunting for hell

"Tremble with its roar of the world,the sky, the heavens, the earth and the mountains. "


Went 12-day exhausting way to frosty taiga. It remains to take literally less than a kilometer to the desired goal of his journey — known Labynkyr. You can not say that we had a hard time on the way, no, it's not the right word, it's easier to say that something or someone is hindering the advance. That's just what we experienced another blow of fate — in our eyes away from the lake "to civilization" have left all three "Ural" with the fishermen, we very much hope to meet them and spend the night in a warm car. "Hell", a visit to which we aspire, strongly delayed the time of the meeting …


Lake Labynkyr (Labyngkyr) — the most famous and legendary Russian pond is Oimyakon area of eastern Yakutia. Here, according to numerous observations, including produce and from the helicopter, lives "hell" — the huge animal, possibly the origin of the relic. The lake is located at an altitude of 1020 m above sea level and stretches from north to south for 14 km and width of the rectangular shape of the reservoir is almost the same everywhere — 4 km, depth — up to 60 m and flows into the lake through the ice dam Neta follows the river of the same name Labynkyr ( Tuor flow-Yuryakh and Indigirka). 3 islands in the lake, one of them with a diameter of about 30 m, a height of 5-6 meters, located in the exact center of the lake, according to local residents has a strange property from time to time to disappear under water (though this is probably an optical illusion, because the level of water in the lake is almost the same).

In contrast to other Scottish, Irish, and other lakes inhabited by large monsters Labynkyr most of the year is covered by ice. However, it freezes much later than the other lakes in Yakutia — when the Myamicham already freely passing trucks on Labynkyr still manages to appear even slight crust of ice on the coast. But when the lake is still covered with ice, as it is proposed to large animal (if it lives in the lake) will breathe through the ice? Local residents — about half of them said that in the winter on the ice surface are several large polynyas (called "Devil Windows") next to them — some traces of large animals. The other half argues that hole in the ice is not seen ("actually, and great lake"), but confirms that walk and ride on Labynkyr again in contrast to the other lakes are extremely dangerous — there are places where the ice is very thin barely , to burst at any moment, even in 60-degree frosts.

Lake area rarely visited by people coming settlements — Kuydusun and Tomtor — 105 km to the north. Residents of other towns and villages of Yakutia-Sakha and neighboring Magadan although chosen by the nearby lake for fishing Alysardah, Myamichi and smaller bodies of water (some only 5-6 km from Labynkyr), but the "devil's lair" is not coming. Not for fear of evil spirits, but rather because of the fear to spoil relations with the locals. For Tomtor Labynkyr though less fish and more distant than Myamichi the place, but the relationship to the sacred lake of more than touching. "The line is not there, it's a legend, but the lake unusual, maybe even sacred" and said of Tomtor Yakuts and Russian from Kuydusuna.

The first evidence of

Witnesses who saw the "devil" in person, we were looking for a long time. In Tomtor Kuydusune and locals, of course, was not up to us. What the hell? When here in the country God knows what's going on! .. Maybe this is random, but the old men, who know the history of "labynkyrskogo hell" by 1999 moved to another world. Today the oldest old, 80 years old, at a meeting with us only lamented: "Recently, my neighbor is dead, he is 20 years older, so he personally saw! God only knows what the hell!"

Yakut Dima puffing his grandfather papirosinu only waved his hand: "No one there!" But was it? "Maybe it was, so what now … environment!" "So, you do not believe your ancestors?" In response, our silence …

However, some old-timers Tomtor believe that animal ("hell"), lives in the lake from time immemorial and is highly aggressive. Once, for example, it chased the fisherman-Yakutia, and once swallowed a shot game for the swimming dog … Sergei TRUNOV driver told us that the unknown and elusive "hell" dragged into the water someone baby …

But most often hunted deer were called. Amazing event occurred when a local herder even think to tie a reindeer sleigh to some tusk sticking out of thin ice, and as a fire on the beach, heard the crack — tusk rocked the ice broke up, and something huge deer carried away into the abyss. Scottish fans Nessie is not ever dreamed …

Description of "hell" like each other, they being described as "a huge, dark-gray, with a large head, the distance between his eyes less traditional local rafts of 10 logs." For the inhabitants of central Russia in the definition of the average tree diameter of 30-40 cm corresponds approximately 3-4 meters wide. A lot! However, as we ourselves have seen, the local larch is much more modest, 10 adult trunks stacked together amount to 1.2-1.5 m

However, data on the behemoth we partially confirmed: the local farmer Peter VINOKUROV on the north shore of arbitrarily chosen animal jaw with teeth, the bone was so great that "if it is put vertically, below the rider to travel freely." What are the real dimensions of the bones tell us difficult to find this strangely missing jaw when we could not. She has been missing — as it has found Vinokourov.

In neighboring Labynkyr Lake Gate (also a deep, 60 m, but the smaller size) also repeatedly observed the appearance of a giant animal. Among the most authoritative witnesses may be called the chief geological party of the East Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR V.Tverdohlebova B.Bashkatova and geologist who, in their diaries July 30, 1953 in observations from the plateau Sordonnoh left the following note: "… The subject was swimming, and pretty close. This was something alive, an animal. It moved in an arc, first along the lake, and then directly to us. As it approached, the strange torpor, from which grows cold inside, cover me. slightly above the water slightly rose-dark gray hulk … clearly distinguished two symmetric bright spots, similar to the animal's eyes, and protruding from the body a bit of stick … We have seen only a small part of the animal, but the water is guessed huge massive body .. . monster move: a heavy cast, slightly lifted from the water, it lunges forward, and then completely submerged under water. This came from his head waves are born under water. "Smacks mouth, fish" — flashed guess … Doubts was not there, we saw the "devil" — the legendary monster of these places. "


First talk about the "northern monsters" lifted newspaper "Youth of Yakutia" December 14, 1958. Two years later, in 1961, were published diaries chief geological party of the East Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR Viktor Ivanovich Tverdokhlebov, which also confirmed the existence of a large unknown animal in Yakutia.

Stories Tverdokhlebov and articles in the press were the main reason for the organization of several expeditions to the gate and Labynkyr. In 1961, "Around the World" published last story about the lake, which caused the greatest number of responses.

In May 1960 students of 10 classes held on the shores of scenic Lake about a month.

Summer of 1963, 18 people, led by B.Bashkatovym and other members of the Academy of Sciences came to the shore, where for a long time been looking for.

In 1969, there was a last attempt to find a "feature", however, and it has not ended the capture relic.

In the 1970s, as is clear from the inscriptions made on the bank Labynkyr, students have been there from Siberia and Rostov-on-Don, who did not set out to search for the animals.

However, as one would assume, the "northern Nessie" (as the cross over "feature"), so none of them were able to observe or to find some trace giant.

Legitimate doubts

In July-August 1962, ichthyologists have expressed their doubts about the existence of the traditional theory of waterfowl and raptor felt that the observed "monster — this is only the refraction of light in water."

Among the critics of the theory of "northern Nessie" can be mentioned and fellow of the Institute of Permafrost A.N.Tolstova, claiming that, in fact, eyewitnesses observed catfish of about 5 m, up to 300 kg (this version proved to be unsustainable — in Labynkyr never was som ) and A.Pankova, who wrote that the "monster" could have been able to get off the old hundred-pike (which is possible only in theory, because it reliably on such a gigantic schukah are not known).

However, the local people, in particular Nicholas of Oymyakon airport told us, as of Labynkyr caught big pike, covered with moss. Survey of the fishing theme and prepared on the basis of its "rating" shows that in the last 15-20 years from the lake were getting fish up to 50-60 kg. The capture of a 4-meter ling excitedly told Vladimir Voronov.

The biggest fish of the lake — burbot ("master"), except for his Labynkyr lives of at least 20 species of fish (pike, slough, grayling, goldilocks, alimba, whitefish, cisco-siryuk, char, Dolly Varden …). So food for a potential giant animal in the lake is more than enough.

Slack season

After an initial surge of interest in Labynkyr was a long period during which his bank about thirty years untouched scientist. The only permanent resident for a long time was a certain Alyams — a very colorful personality, local blissful, half-crazed exile Trotskyite, who served his time and did not want to go back "on the mainland." Travel from places not so remote it is not necessary — until the 1950s the lake area was part of the territory of the Gulag Dalstroya (camps not built on the lake) and then handed Magadan region in the control of Yakutsk. Probably only a grated gulagovets life and can survive in the vicinity of "the devil." Alyams fished, changing it from the rare helicopter for food and vodka, and then hop in telling stories that even experienced jaw drops. It turns out that "the devil" almost every full moon devoured a tribute from a local hermit. However, Alyams could grab the attention of listeners, and his stories invariably ended unchanged begging tribute — but from his guests … The only time Alyamsa dragged away from the lake in 1993, when he was seriously ill and visiting fishermen were taken to the hospital. Arriving in itself Alyams shouted that he could not be severed from Labynkyr that now he "just die." He died — just after his urgent request back to the shore …

A second unofficial "host Labynkyr" while Joseph was DOBRYKIN, personality generally mysterious. Russian who called himself the "Prince of Yakut." Yakuts impostor obey, and a control system (he personally decided to whom, when and how to fish on Labynkyr) humbly accepted … Where Dobrykin disappeared, now no one can say …

Now the lake visited by another owner — manager of all republics Nicholas. However, fishing, and especially fishing "feature" is of little interest, in his opinion, Labynkyr deserves to be the best resort lake Yakutia …


Expedition "Kosmopoisk" (V.Chernobrov, A.Pavlov) Labynkyr passed on from 15 October to 3 November 1999. The search giant animals were held in the Dead Lakes, Labynkyr, Red (Magadan and Yakutia-Sakha). The purpose of the expedition: the study and echolocation lakes for signs of occurrence of these and other primordial giant animals.

Cold season (which, incidentally, close to the pole of cold) was not chosen by chance. First, place the periodic appearance of large animals easier to see on the big ravines in the ice (it simply must take care of the gully, in order not to die of suffocation under the ice). Secondly, no one has tried to get to the lake with the scientific objectives of the winter. Time to detect cameras monster summer and could not (it is not surprising if we remember the enormous size of the reservoir), then we had the chance to do so, an ambush in the ice hole. Moreover, the approach of the animal to the hole, we would know in advance — using sonar. Echosounder detect monster on Labynkyr also up to us, no one tried — just 30 years ago there was no such possibility.

In general, after consulting in Moscow with experienced people who lived in Yakutia, we found that all of the Yakut lake in September and early October, holds down the ice. Already in mid-October, the lakes can drive car and research can begin. Later, it was dangerous to go — in the end of October were getting very cold. We drove it in late October or November.

Unfortunately, the reality was more complex. All lakes truly on, but … not Labynkyr and Gates. This fact, later told us in Moscow, strongly seasoned taezhnikov surprised everyone, and probably can be attributed solely to the wonderful climate that reigns around or in the two lakes. One way or another, but our plans had to change on the spot, instead lotsirovaniya through hole, we had to pick up the boat lying on the beach and lotsirovat directly from her.

Labynkyr was probed using Sonar X-48 (transmitter power of 600 W and 192 kHz), given to us by "Apiko-Fish." At a depth of 39 m are 1 sloping underground-underwater course and two alleged vertical stroke (at least one of which connects the lake with one of the neighboring waters, possibly about. Gates). Next to passages not found any fish in the water. Found at the bottom of any foreign education (probably fallen there a few years ago, the car and trailer).

On the bank discovered strange footprints in the first place it is necessary to pay attention to ice build-up — stalagmites — traces of the water flowing from the body crept ashore. According to the band width of stalagmites, one can conclude that the width (thickness) of the proposed body (animal), from which the water drains off, about 1-1.5 m So, something (or rather someone) crawled ashore from the water and … crept back. Judging by the size of stalagmites, it was on the bank of at least one minute.

It is next to these tracks in night of 26/27 October disappeared without a trace, our dog Laika. She voluntarily went to watch a boat on the beach and in the morning was gone. Dog and other tracks from other boats were not. Depart no trace could only Laika into the water, but the fact of the matter is that the water she was terrified to approach. How do we, the hungry, not lured fat, but without the waves calm surface of the water, it did not approach within 1.5 m, while that in the 2-3 m of the water safely snatch on fat. Something on the eve of her very scared and could not overcome the fear (and this, remember, husky that can not wind up the bear!). Why now she's gone to the water? Or dragged into the water? Why we have not heard anything?

But in the following of the nights, about 6-7 hours in the morning on October 28 around our tent was clearly heard several times a loud "satanic" and clearly not human laughter. Explore the region did not give anything (at the time of inspection the laughter continued for several times) — was not there a single animal, there was also a trace of these. To laugh or animal was small (but capable of producing loud sounds), or it comes up out of the water (our tent was 4.3 meters of water, the source of laughter could be heard in the side of the water or on the shore) … Later, I consulted with the hunters, none of them was able to say — who would have to issue such a sound. The only exception — to simulate the wild laughter may grouse, but they do so only in the spring, fall and winter grouse silent … So I just had to thank the hunters did not satisfy his curiosity …

Radioactive and other anomalies were found near the lake (background in the normal range) … Were found faint signs hronoanomalii, however, the low temperature did not allow for more qualitative research … Also, finally, I took samples of water and soil at the bottom of the lake, which he gave on arrival back to ichthyologists research and other specialists from Moscow and St. Petersburg …


As far as places in question, far from civilization? And accordingly — is there any chance labynkyrskomu monster continue to enjoy their loneliness?

A few words of statistics for better performance. In total, the expedition "Kosmopoisk" was overcome about 18200 km (including about 13,500 km airplanes, 1,540 km by car Kolyma highway and 260 km of other roads, 2800 km by train and 100 miles on foot through the taiga at t = -40-20 With frost). By moving used vehicles with 19 transplants (including 4 IL-62 Moscow-Magadan, L-410-Khandyga Magan and Tu-154 Yakutsk, Irkutsk, Omsk, truck, snowmobile, boat, train).

While following the expedition members helped transport and the provision of overnight 37 people (including one civilian and one police chief, = 5%, 5 policemen = 14%, 8 drunken = 22%); a prevented 11 people (including 2 civilians and one police chief, = 27%, 1 policeman = 9%, 6 = 55% drunk!).

Thus, to estimate the proportion of the two, we again draw conclusions that: 1) Drunk — big hindrance expeditions (and not only them), 2) The heads are people too, but most of it — the people who do not fulfill their promises, 3) Policemen should not be afraid, especially when they are away from their superiors, and 4) Our people are still on the whole is good, especially when he is sober, far away from the authorities, the police, but is close to nature, and 5) The ratio of 37/11 speaks for itself, good people we have 3.6 times more bad. This, in general, but the ratio of drunken 8/37 and 6/11 says that 29% of drunk you probably will help, but 71% in the end only hurt, even if it will be guided with only good intentions. Although these calculations, and for the Russian population of the Far North, it seems that in the rest of Russia relations are about the same …

I think that these statistics should read any who dare without adequate preparation "go to hell" or to hell.


At present there is no clear evidence of the existence of the lake relict animal or reasoned arguments against it. Less well-known in the media monitoring "feature" took place in several other nearby lakes, so after the expedition to Lake Labynkyr and detect all underground passages connecting these reservoirs, it can be concluded that the permit "labynkyrsky question" (catch hell or confirm- deny the fact of its existence) can only scale complex expedition. Maybe next year, together with the "Kosmopoisk" this expedition will be organized. "Apiko-Fish" by the time we may be able to find an underwater robot telecontrol. Only a fearless and able to plunge into the underground "damn hole" … The question of what actually lives in the waters of the Yakut, is still open.

Except for the most radical views "monsters can not be," in terms of the origin of the remaining large lake located animals rated this:

* Monster — a never-ending FRAUD. Unfortunately, the study of lakes and the search for monsters in Western Europe and America from the scientific issues have long been turned into a purely commercial activity, in fact, around Loch Ness and Nessie's name there is a whole extensive infrastructure of tourism business, is not interested in the final resolution of the mysterious phenomena. Each year, half a million visits this area travelers who personally try to see Nessie, of which 300 000 museum official visit Loch Ness monster in the village Dramnadrochet. Just a year tourist industry brings income to 25 mln.funtov sterling, making these "monsters" business millionaires, but the owner of the museum Ronnie Bremner — just multimillionaire. To create hype around Loch Ness and prosperity of the business local bigwigs repeatedly went to outright forgery and counterfeiting of facsimiles, which of course does not contribute to the credibility of eyewitness accounts and other information (so for example, a full 60 years was considered a genuine made surgeon Robert UILPSON 14 April 1934 photo of the big monster, yet he is not the author of death confessed to forgery). Even the term "Loch Ness Monster" was coined by local newspaper editor Evan Barron. Goal of increasing interest in pursuing an excessive and premiere in London in early 1996, the film "Loch Ness" … But that's who need to arrange costly fraud in the African wilds of Siberia and thickets? ..

* Monster — IT "WATER mammoth". Scientists refer to the extinct mammoth 4-15 thousand years ago the animal. Because of the abrupt climate change in Siberia and northern Canada, large herbivorous mammals — mammoths, woolly rhinoceros have lost their usual food and apparently extinct. But why these changes have not affected the living still sheep-bull … Foreigners who visited Muscovy, wrote about the existence of mammoths. Qian geographer in his notes in 188-155 years. BC writes: "… the animals are … huge boars, elephants in northern bristles and northern rhino offspring. ' In the early twentieth century in a strange beast kalymskih Hunt Pike-mammoth, called "whole", was covered with thick long hair and had large horns. Sometimes the "whole" undertaken more a fuss that the ice on the lakes broke down with a terrible crash. Warriors Yermak conquered Siberia, also found in the forests of huge hairy elephant. Ugra and Ob — Siberian Tatars detailed accounts of the northern elephant: "Mammoth at their liking — animal gentle and peaceful, and the people gentle, in meetings with the mammoth man does not attack him." The notes of cryptozoology M.Bykovoy have information about current and meetings with the mammoth. On one of the rivers in western Siberia several boats with local residents slowly drifted down the river. Suddenly, out of the water rose a huge, three meters in height, covered with long hair body. Lifting one and then the other leg, it was beating them on the water. Then rocked on the waves and dived into the water … Pilots flying over the taiga in 1940, talked about the noted above huge shaggy animals … Of course, the mammoth would be difficult to survive in the harsh Siberian winter, but why not go to a semi-aquatic lifestyle? They may well move even 60-70-degree cold, if as walrus hide in the water having a temperature of not less than zero. Mammoth floats well, close relatives — elephants, as recently revealed, are excellent swimmers, and sometimes swim for tens of kilometers in the sea. A distant relatives of mammoths — the famous sea siren — maintained common with elephants symptoms: breast mammary glands, changing the molar teeth throughout life and bivnepodobnye cutters. And elephants also retained some of the properties of marine animals, they have the ability to produce and hear infrasound below the sensitivity of the human ear (the same abilities have only marine animals, such as whales). In the descriptions of eyewitnesses often slips a similar description — the lake monsters have a long flexible neck, and her towering over the water body. But maybe it was highly elevated and the head of the mammoth's trunk? .. Under this hypothesis, all wonderful — except that it does not explain the appearance of Nessie in Europe and in other parts of the world …

* Monster — miraculously survived plesiosaur. A different opinion of who firmly believes in living Nessie does not exist. From time to time in the wild parts of the world are animals, thought long extinct, so rightly assume that in a given body of water can be kept quite a few ancient reptiles. A sort of "The Lost World." But it is doubtful that such a "world" have held out for tens of millions of years in a small amount of water at all the many changes in climate. By the way, climate change can play in favor of the version with the plesiosaurs — just lizards all the previous period have been frozen in the ice, thawed and revived only during the last retreat of the ice … Nevertheless, it would be incredible to imagine that such isolated colonies were dozens (and in fact it is so much in the world of lakes "monsters"). So, there is some other (external?) Cause of monsters in lakes around the world …

* Monster — Survivors the anomalous longevity Raptor — an opinion voiced concerns immortality researcher Vasily Feofilippovich KUPREVICH [Kononov Y. Kononov ZN "The key to the mysteries of life" / Kiev, 1996, p.251]. Like how animals learn not to die — this is just to be seen at the monsters, and it is necessary for this, thought Kuprevich, be sure to catch the monsters …

* Monster — Envoys of the aliens. Indeed, on many famous lakes were seen at different times of the whole squadron of UFOs. The most famous in 1971 were repeated observations of the Loch Ness unidentified objects in the form of "iron." We, the people, it is difficult to huge dinosaurs as starship pilots, but it may well be that the UFO lizards have absolutely nothing to do. The aliens have no less right to be interested of our earthly life of relict animals … However, the neighborhood of monsters and UFOs can be random at all — for example, if the aliens are attracted only place faults in the crust, anomalous zones around these lakes …

* Monstres appear after abnormal "window." There is little doubt that the areas of most lakes are described in some way typical of the anomalous zones, where in addition to "Nessie" was observed and other anomalous phenomena and objects. In such places, it is possible and described hronoanomaly education theorists wormholes in space. Maybe monsters actually live in the past all the time or in parallel worlds, and carry us through the space-time warp-hole. It is easy to explain the elusiveness of ancient reptiles: they are here today, and tomorrow — they are already there, "yesterday" … However, for the same reason and difficult to test this hypothesis …

* Monster — THIS HRONOMIRAZHI. This is our last, and perhaps the only version that allows you to explain the extremely common, and the elusiveness of Nessie. In fact, the monster in the lake — it's a mirage image of extinct animals. Indeed, in the sky from time to time have long watched images of past events (mostly — bloody battles, and the "Flying Dutchman"), and the mechanism of action of these images is still not clear. But this does not prevent the appearance of the water and the image of a more ancient origin (Jurassic dinosaurs). Note that both hronomirazhi, and lake monsters are observed in the same countries, literally in one and the same provinces and regions: Historians described hronomirazhey best place in England and Scotland, in Siberia and northern North America. Impose hronomirazhey card on a "settlement Nessie" and get … one and the same-.


Habitats of who is considered to be relict lake animals truly spans the globe. Even a schoolboy on the run call of the most famous of these monsters — a monster with a gentle named Nessie.

Loch Ness (Loch Ness, Scotland, UK) — the most famous in the world, "a haven of monsters." Lake area — 56 sq. km, length — 39 km, depth — up to 230 m According to local authorities, since the construction of roads in the lake since 1933, people have seen the "Loch Ness monster" more than 4,000 times (the first observation the twentieth century is a description of the owners' spouses McKay). In 1937, the first to observe the witnesses' baby Nessie. " There are hundreds of documented evidence of witnesses, dozens of photos in varying degrees of reliability, submarine sonar recording and writing which are reviewed in whole or in part one, sometimes several, flying dinosaurs with long necks. Fixed and a lot of fakes. One of the most significant images can be called a monster movie, made from the air in 1966, the RAF expert Tim Dinsdale, which can be seen in the water floats a huge animal. Taken place and numerous underwater expeditions using the latest technology and trained dolphins in order to fix (and even caught) Nessie or her cub. In the summer of 1992 was the first sonar to scour the entire volume of the lake, and the researchers, led by Dr. Dzh.Makendryusa failed to detect in the water for at least 5 large creatures, which, in their opinion, are giant dinosaurs somehow survived to the present day. This opinion is shared by Ya.Buzer, carrying photographs of Nessie using laser equipment and claims that he is studying the underwater lizard "extremely smart." In 1969, the search for monsters unsuccessfully tried to use the submarine "Pisiz" with sonar, then — Submarine "Vayperfish" in 1995 in the research involved a small submarine "Time Machine." In February 1997, during a patrol of the lake with deep water sonar, as officially announced the Scottish coast guard officer George EDWARDS, on the bottom of the lake was found cleft considerable size. Width discovered cave — about 9 meters, the maximum depth of the cave — 252 meters.

Lake Kuoych (Scotland, UK) — famous for his own rather large lake monster.

Lake LeMond (Scotland, UK) — habitat of the animal as two peas similar to Nessie.

Lake Lohs-Loki (Scotland, UK) — where, according to an old legend, lives yascheropodobnoe monster that has the locals better known and respected.

Moran Lake (Scotland, UK) — almost a copy of the above water with a "typical" history and legend of Nessie.

Lake Scheele (Scotland, UK) — and here, according to contemporary witnesses still living large lake monster resembling ancient plesiosaur.

Lake Bray (Ireland) — according to legend, the dwelling place of the old and very peaceful monster that looks like an ancient dinosaur.

Bran lake (Ireland) — almost an exact copy of Bray.

Glendlok lake (Ireland) — are witnesses several times noticed the appearance of a large animal resembling a plesiosaur.

Dab lake (Ireland) — the habitat of a large animal, supposedly resembling the extinct dinosaur relic.

Clive lake (Ireland) — almost an exact copy of Lake Dub.

Loch Ree (Ireland) — the habitat of the animals that resemble primordial lizards, which are referred to in the Irish press as "the monster Piast and Puck."

Lake Locks Max (Ireland) — is seen as "local Nessie."

Lake Mack (Ireland) — here, according to an ancient legend, there is a "spirit of the lake," which represents the animal or animals are large in size, with a long neck and small head.

Nakorra lake (Ireland) — there are numerous witnesses repeatedly seen the emergence of a large animal resembling a plesiosaur.

Nif lake (Ireland) — again, a pond with "typical" dinosaurs.

Lake Storsjo or Storsjön (Sweden) — are, according to numerous eyewitnesses, inhabits a huge monster. First of it is widely spoken in the early twentieth century, when the great unknown animal was selected to the beach and chasing people on the shore. After it tried to catch up with the two girls, the locals prepared on the Grand-noose trap, but a monster hit safely avoided it. Then was hired by Harpoon, which for the year on duty on the bank never once saw the animal. However, the local residents know that "Stursherskoe monster" did not disappear and appear out of the water for many years. In the summer of 1998 after being able to film in June, "the Swedish Nessie" on the film, was again made an unsuccessful attempt to catch or at least see the monster.

Teriberka River (north of the Kola Peninsula, Russia) — Here in the lower reaches of the river, according to the beliefs of local people and the stories of the few witnesses, lives a strange beast. In 1994, this statement engineer Victor PRIVALIHIN hydrograph of Severomorsk reinforced frames filming and own drawings. In early November 1994 suddenly came the news of the discovery of the body a huge lizard. But instead of the expected "dinosaur", cast ashore on the coast of the peninsula Fishermen, scientists have found a yummy body of a giant sperm whale.

Bear Lake (Russia) — a possible abnormal place, according to the testimony of many witnesses, which is on the north-east of Moscow area near the eponymous village. Local fishermen were told that they had seen on the surface of the water floating large animal with a huge mouth. Animal supposedly come ashore to attack the cows and even humans. Numerous eyewitnesses have been described in several sensational newspaper articles [eg "work"]. However, our 73rd expedition "Kosmopoisk" explore the lake and down, denied the rumors. Most likely, no large animals (except for large pike) in the water there.

Not lagging behind the North-West Europe and Asia. Besides those already mentioned Russian Lakes Labynkyr, Gate, Red, Hayyr (Pestsovoye), it is also a lot of other "draconian" reservoirs:

El'gygytgyn Lake ("Lake Neta ice", Chukotka, Russia) — the legendary, perfectly round Neta pond, where, according to legend Chukchi live monster Kalilgu. The diameter of the lake — 18 km, the depth of the crater in the center — 400 m in the lake three years in a row working group of the Institute of Geological Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR under Evgeny Petrovich Gurov, and then there was a journalist geographer Nikolai Tarasov Kravchuk, after them — the Soviet-Italian group, led by Jacek Palkiewicz famous traveler, in which included a Soviet traveler from Magadan Mikhail IVELS. None of the above expeditions have failed to observe the local monsters.

Lake Drakensberg (Tajikistan, South-Eastern Pamirs) — reservoir, located in the mountains at an altitude of 3,900 meters. According to the guards, they often observed through binoculars, as there were playing in the shallows strange fish (or being?) Length of 4-5 m from time to time over the surface of the lake heard a loud rumbling "sigh." All this gave rise to many rumors about the mysterious dragon that lives in the depths of the mountain reservoir.

Kok-Kol lake (Zhambyl Oblast, Kazakhstan) — a strange body of water, which does not fall out of it and does not appear either a river or stream, though the water is always clear and fresh, leading hydrologists to believe the current system is unknown underwater caves. If you believe the ancient legends of Turkestan, Kok-Kol bottomless, and indeed, in some parts of the lake hydrological studies failed to find the bottom. Those legends say that in the depths of the lake lives "Aydahare water spirit", whose appearance on the surface, allegedly repeatedly observed in ancient times, and in this century. Local shepherds not seen as a huge animal steal the water waterfowl and drinking water of animals. Kazakh ethnographer A.Pechersky confirmed the existence of an animal in the lake, I saw one moment of his ascent from the depths and described it as a giant snake longer than 15 meters and a width of one meter head.

Lake Van (Turkey) — here in June 1997, one of the witnesses was lucky to capture on video tape floating off the coast of a large 15-foot serpentine body. Biologists have not been able to identify the animal.

Tianchi Lake (Changbai, China) — reservoir depth of 370 m, which since the end of XIX century, many legends about the alleged monster living in it. Sometimes witnesses watched a hefty head master depths, comparing the beast is the dinosaur, then with a giant bull. Only in 1996 was able to see just 4 monsters, professional photographer Van ELI even managed to shoot a video camera 10-minute "demonstrations" of these mysterious creatures. With him swim unknown animals observed over two hundred tourists who unanimously approved after that "nothing had never before seen."

Lake Khanas (Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous. District China) — winding 25-kilometer body of water where, according to ancient legends and chronicles, live animals, "seeking to carry in his realm of large animals, domestic animals that come to drink, and even people who risked swim in the water. " First modern mention of the mysterious inhabitants of the lake belongs to the summer of 1980, when the fishery biologists Xinjiang region have established a network of 100 m in length and weighing about a ton, but soon broken chain was found a few kilometers away from this place. Since breaks reached the sizes of a few tens of meters, fishery biologists talk about "the giant animal." July 20, 1985, students of geographical and biological faculties Xinjiang University noticed several large brown animals that pop up again and went under the water. Was organized by the constant surveillance, and the next day the animals managed to photograph. Subsequent analysis of the images allowed to say that in the lake Khanas really live "animals with round heads," which is about 7-10 m

In America, "lake legends" live mostly in the north of the North and the South of South America:

Lake White (Chile) — the habitat of the animal, nicknamed "White Lake Monster."

Lake of Bays in Ontario (Canada) — allegedly sheltered the whole colony huge animals, unknown to official science. First "river monster" was seen Sept. 8, 1948 near the island Fearvyu (another name — "The Island with a wonderful view"), the witnesses (members rested here an international Christian community) have described the animal as "a large, blue-black, with two triangular growths on his back. "

Lake of the Woods (Canada) — the body of water a few miles from Alexandria Bay on Lake St. Lawrence, where in 1929, witnesses saw the 20-foot (7 m), there is a dark green color with a long (2-3 m) neck and head with sharp, jagged teeth.

Kouichai Lake (Canada) — the habitat of the animal by name Tsinkuau.

Lake Manitoba and Vinnipegosis (Canada) — the water system to the north-north-west of the city of Winnipeg, where, in the 1950s, a local fisherman Oscar Frederickson fished out of the water and made a skeleton with a wooden copy of which have been identified as "an 8-foot being extinct millions of years ago "(the original skeleton, unfortunately, later destroyed in the fire along with the house owner).

Okanagan Lake or Ogopogo (British Columbia, Canada) — the most famous American "lake monster", according to numerous witnesses, contains a large prehistoric monster barrel-dark body with fins, a long neck and small head. Since 1958, reports that the animal is abhorrent form appears before the people, and even pursued them, appeared to once every few months, however, with the 1964 'monster Ogopogo "witnesses saw almost daily. Okanagan received unofficial status "Canadian Loch Ness" and turned into a kind of Mecca for tourists. The nearby area is declared a nature reserve, and every building in the area is forbidden, "so as not to frighten the possibility of rare animal."

Lake Poenigeymuk, false Lake (Quebec, Canada) — are, according to numerous eyewitnesses, probably inhabits a huge and "certain animal unknown to science." In 1958, the head of the department of fisheries of Quebec, Dr. Vadim Vlad after polling many residents of the village of Saint-large Elyute, openly declared in the presence of the lake "of the animal length of 12-18 feet (4-6 m), brown or black, with the round meter head and serrated dorsal fin on the back. " One bullet fired from a gun 30-gauge, failed to break through a rough animal skin and otrikoshetirovala up.

Sashuep Lake (Canada) — the habitat of the legendary monster Ta Zam well.

Sister Lake (Canada) — a shelter, according to witnesses, a large "lake monster" resembling a plesiosaur. In 1965, the mention of this animal in the press immediately made lake known throughout the country, then the number of observations of an unknown substance fell sharply.

Iliamna Lake (USA) — a haven of another "big yascheropodobnogo predatory animal." Thanks to a lot of research and observation of photographer and naturalist Leonard RU from New Jersey in 1966, confirmed the rumors did, however, identify the animal failed.

Peyett Lake (Idaho, USA) — here and from the shore, and with the aircraft several times been seen strange large animals resembling primordial lizards.

Uoteron Lake (Montana, USA) — where, according to the testimony of a large number of witnesses, the huge animals live, the locals called angle-Buglz. Uoteron — the only American among mysterious lakes, which, along with the "grown-monsters" are often observed "their babies" (the only exception is the Loch Ness, where the "baby" appears only twice), and so the stories of several different descriptions of the appearance of the monsters and their sizes, ranging from 4 to 60 feet (1,3-20 m).

Flethed Lake (Montana, USA) — the habitat of the "classic" lake monsters, prehistoric-like long-necked dinosaurs large. Being yellow with "cow's head on a long graceful neck" and watching dozens of U.S. Air Force pilots from a low altitude flight.

In Africa and Australia, information about monsters much less. But — in the first place because of the inaccessibility of "relict lakes."

Lake Nyasa (Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique) — one of the most mysterious bodies of water in Africa, periodic and unwarranted change in the water level of which has not yet been explained. The sharp decrease or increase in the total volume of water in the lake can occur suddenly and in any weather, no matter went before that heavy rains or a drought, and the maximum recorded level difference is 6 m Scientists have many hypotheses put forward to explain the phenomenon, among exotic hypotheses there is one that accuses floods … giant animals.

The Congo River (Central Africa) — there may be a monstrous kind of animals live, reminiscent of ancient large lizards. Local residents believe that the Congolese boggy swamps and jungles of Angola live "Mkuu-mbembe" ("Ghosts of Death"), predators, exceeding the size of the largest hippo.

Vaytorek lake (Australia) — and there are also local residents have repeatedly observed the animal, supposedly similar to a prehistoric lizard.

Conclusions: Thus, it is extremely common in the world (more than fifty lakes and lake monsters colonies) said first of all for the benefit of not purely biological solutions to this puzzle. The truth is somewhere at the intersection of biology and physics. And yet still fits in a usual scientific paradigm. So far — "according to modern science" monsters do not and can not be …

However, if the fate of the pit you face to face with a monster — do not try to talk to him about all this.


Members of the expedition "KP" Thank you for the sounder firm "Apiko-Fish" and E.P.Novikova.

Author: Vadim Chernobrov

Category: Chupacabra and unknown creatures

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