Wednesday, October 10, 2012
What an exciting planet we inhabit! At different times through the life of the planet, many life forms have lived. Dinosaurs were perhaps one of the most romanticized occupants because of their time on the earth, their domination of all others, and their enormous proportions. If it's possible to miss a creature we never personally knew, it's dinosaurs.
It inspires movies -
Cryptid dinosaurs reported around the world:
Loch Ness Monster in Scotland
Mokele-Mbembe, a supposed sauropod in the Congo region of Africa.
Muhuru, stegosaurus in Kenya.
Pteranodon sighted in Colorado in the 1800s.
Therizinsaurus reported in Australia.
Tantalizing pics like this one above have been passed all over the internet showing what would appear to be a pterosaur in Arizona territory, often referred to as a Thunderbird.
Destination Truth show has spent some time in search of dinosaurs all over the world like the Kangomato in Zambia (flying dinosaur), Iguanodon in New Guinea, Phaya Naga in Laos, Ropen in New Guinea, Nahuelito in Argentina, Tarasque in Vietnam, Burrunjor in Australia, Ninki Nanka in Gambia, Ogopogo in British Columbia.
Supposed sightings of a lizard man come mostly from South Carolina.
The most likely feasible one would be this one (more about it here) Mokele-mbembe is described as a sauropod-like animal, with a long neck, small head, bulky body, and tail. The first printed mention of the huge, plate-shaped tracks associated with the beast appears in a 1776 history of French missionaries in west-central Africa. In the next two centuries missionaries, colonial authorities, hunters, explorers, and natives would provide strikingly consistent descriptions of the animals supposedly responsible for tracks of this kind. Sighting reports in recent years have been confined to the swampy, remote Likouala region of the Congo.
(another account) In 1932, legendary American Cryptozoologist, Ivan T. Sanderson, lead an expedition into the Congo River Basin in search of Mokele-M’bembe. Early on he came across a set of large hippopotamus like tracks in an area of central Africa which was not known to contain an existing hippopotamus population.During that same expedition, while boating near base camp, Sanderson claims to have watched in awe as he saw an object, much larger than a hippo, slip beneath the water. Although the object did not resurface, Sanderson was convinced he had seen a Mokele-M’bembe. Sanderson’s guides, who had shared the water with these creatures for generations, informed Sanderson how lucky he was to have escaped with his life.
Best places to see Dinosaur displays?
American Museum of Natural History in New York
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
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