History

Mokele-Mbembe

Author: William John Gibbons

Publisher:

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Category: History

Page: 269

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Explorer, cryptozoologist, and creationist Bill Gibbons has traveled to remote corners of the world in search of strange and unknown creatures. But Bill's heart is in Africa, where monstrous dinosaur-like creatures are still rumored to inhabit the vast swamps of the Congo Basin. In Mokele-Mbembe: Mystery Beast of the Congo Basin, Gibbons provides a fascinating insight into several expeditions that have ventured forth in search of suspected living dinosaurs, include several of his own. Here you will read about many amazing eyewitness testimonies and surprise encounters with these remarkable creatures. This book will take you on a journey into a true "lost world" of pygmy tribes, dense unforgiving jungles, hidden unexplored lakes, and rivers that run for hundreds of miles into a land that time has literally forgotten. No armchair explorer, Gibbons also details several other incredible creatures that by all accounts should have been extinct eons ago, yet are still encountered today by astonished eyewitnesses in the 21st century. Join Bill as he continues on his tireless quest in search of an animal that could well be the most important scientific discovery of this century!
Mokele-mbembe

Mokele-mbembe

Author: Rick Emmer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Mokele-mbembe

Page: 105

View: 409

According to local legend, a modern-day African dinosaur called the Mokele-mbembe lurks in the murky waters of the Congo Basin rainforest. This elephant-sized version of Diplodocus kills the hippos, elephants, and humans that invade its territory in Lake Tele and vine-choked Likouala Swamp. Many cryptozoological expeditions have been conducted in this inhospitable jungle, with the sole purpose of finding a living, breathing specimen of a type of animal that should have gone extinct 65 million years ago. In Mokele-mbembe: Fact or Fiction?, take a look at the evidence the dinosaur hunters have collected, and decide whether Mokele-mbembe is a real animal or just a figment of the imagination.

Lake Cryptids

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 30

View: 811

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Mermaid, Mokele-mbembe, Loch Ness Monster in popular culture, Champ, Montauk Monster, Ogopogo, Storsjoodjuret, Thetis Lake Monster Hoax, Mussie, Brosno dragon, Sharlie, Bessie, Lake Tianchi Monster, Chessie, List of piscine and amphibian humanoids, Nahuelito, Manipogo, Lake Van Monster, Varberg Fortress, Igopogo, Lagarfljots Worm, Iliamna Lake Monster, Cressie, Turtle Lake Monster, Pluck Lake, Issie, Mahamba, Lariosauro, Gryttie, Phaya Naga, Vorota beast, Bear Lake monster, Inkanyamba, Kingstie, Muckie, Hudson River Monster, North Shore Monster, Kusshii, Memphre, Mamlambo, Lukwata, Selma. Excerpt: Mokele-mbembe, meaning "one who stops the flow of rivers" in the Lingala language, is the name given to a large water-dwelling cryptid found in legends and folklore of the Congo River basin. It is sometimes described as a living creature and sometimes as a spirit. It could be considered loosely analogous to the Loch Ness Monster in Western culture. It is referred to be a sauropod. Several expeditions have been mounted in the hope of finding evidence of the Mokele-mbembe, without success. Efforts have been covered in a number of books and by a number of television documentaries. The Mokele-mbembe and its associated folklore also appear in several works of fiction and popular culture. According to the traditions of the Congo River basin the Mokele-mbembe is a large territorial herbivore. It is said to dwell in Lake Tele and the surrounding area, with a preference for deep water, and with local folklore holding that its haunts of choice are river bends. Descriptions of the Mokele-mbembe vary. Some legends describe it as having an elephant-like body with a long neck and tail and a small head, a description which has been suggested to be similar in appearance to that of the extinct Sauropoda, while...
Travel

Drums Along the Congo

Author: Rory Nugent

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 268

View: 841

In the heart of the Congo is rumored to live a dinosaur called Mokele-Mbembe, or the god-beast. A handful of scientific expeditions have searched for it over the years with little success, but Nugent relied less on science than a desire to document the obscure. He made his way by dugout canoe and foot to Lake Tele, reputed home of the brontosaurus-like creature. It’s an environment little changed since the age of dinosaurs and he spent weeks paddling and trekking the area. He finally spotted a periscope-shaped object moving through the water. But when he tried to get closer, his guides threatened to shoot him, explaining that the “the god can approach man, but man never approaches the god.” Nugent’s photographs have been reprinted hundreds of times by those who believe in the god-beast. Drums Along the Congo merited inclusion on “Best 50 Books of the Year” list compiled by every major US newspaper.
Fiction

Mokele-Mbembe

Author: Jan E. Culbertson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 66

View: 430

Since the beginning of time man has told stories and legends of strange creatures and monsters. These stories and legends are not unique to any one country or continent, they are universal throughout the world. But sometimes animals that were thought to be either folklore legends or extinct are discovered. The Mountain Gorilla was thought to be a myth until 1847, and the Okapi, a half zebra half antilope -like mammal was discovered within the last hundred years. Also the Coelacanth, a prehistoric fish, was thought to be extinct until 1938 when a woman caught one off the coast of Africa. In the United States we have Bigfoot; in Mexico they have the Chupacabra; in Canada the Ogopogo; in Tibet they have the Yeti; and in the West Indies the Loogaroo. In the Congo they have the Mokele-mbembe, a large dinosaur-like animal that inhabits the Congo River. This is the fictional story of an expedition that hopes to either capture or kill the Mokele-mbembe. Capturing or killing any large wild animal is dangerous but when the animal is a throwback to the Mesozoic Period, it is not only dangerous, it is insane!
Animals

Mokele-mbembe

Author: Herman A. Regusters

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ISBN:

Category: Animals

Page: 31

View: 325

Drums and Dragons

Author: Ryan J Lyons

Publisher:

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Category:

Page: 352

View: 513

Legends of living dinosaurs in Africa have inspired the fiction of writers such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but amateur monster hunter Walter Spink takes these tales of African dragons seriously. After failing to prove the existence of dragons with partial remains, Walter and his reluctant assistant, Matt Preston, travel to Africa, where they encounter a series of live dragons including pterosaurs called sasabonsam, Styracosaurus-like horned ngoubou, and Brontosaurus-like mokele-mbembe. Walter decides to live in the African bush and study his newfound dragons' behavior in the wild, but conducting his research proves more challenging than it sounds. If Walter does not get himself killed by turning his back on a carnivorous sasabonsam, the other dragons might still trample him under foot. To make matters worse, a wily witchdoctor will do anything to chase Walter away from the dragons-including cursing him. And even if fetish magic does not stop him, a big game hunter who's heard rumors of living dinosaurs might end Walter's work by shooting his research subjects back to extinction.
Congo (Democratic Republic)

Drums Along the Congo

Author: Rory Nugent

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Congo (Democratic Republic)

Page: 248

View: 166

An American explorer and cryptozoologist chronicles his adventures on the Congo searching for the elusive Mokele-Mbembe, a dinosaur-like creature reported to live in the river. By the author of The Search for the Pink-Headed Duck. Original.

Mythical Aquatic Creatures

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 54

View: 835

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 52. Chapters: Lake cryptids, Mermaids, Mythical fish, Triton, Taniwha, Mokele-mbembe, Cetus, Kamohoalii, Dakuwaqa, Melusine, Sea monster, Loch Ness Monster in popular culture, Neck, Makara, Champ, Storsjoodjuret, Ogopogo, Rusalka, Finfolk, Thetis Lake Monster Hoax, Coat of arms of Ustka, Fiji mermaid, Coat of arms of Warsaw, Mussie, Ningyo, Merman, Brosno dragon, Chessie, Fur-bearing trout, Merrow, Nahuelito, Lake Tianchi Monster, Labbu, Bessie, Rahab, Iara, Lake Van Monster, Manipogo, Varberg Fortress, Nguruvilu, Namazu, Samebito, Salmon of Wisdom, Jenny Haniver, Bear Lake monster, Memphre, Phaya Naga, Isonade, Lariosauro, Kingstie, Inkanyamba, North Shore Monster, Kusshii, Coi Coi-Vilu, Shachihoko, Mamlambo, Lukwata, Selma, Ika-Roa. Excerpt: Mokele-mbembe, meaning "one who stops the flow of rivers" in the Lingala language, is the name given to a large water-dwelling cryptid found in legends and folklore of the Congo River basin. It is sometimes described as a living creature and sometimes as a spirit. It could be considered loosely analogous to the Loch Ness Monster in Western culture. It is referred to be a sauropoda. Several expeditions have been mounted in the hope of finding evidence of the Mokele-mbembe, without success. Efforts have been covered in a number of books and by a number of television documentaries. The Mokele-mbembe and its associated folklore also appear in several works of fiction and popular culture. According to the traditions of the Congo River basin the Mokele-mbembe is a large territorial herbivore. It is said to dwell in Lake Tele and the surrounding area, with a preference for deep water, and with local folklore holding that its haunts of choice are river bends. Descriptions of the Mokele-mbembe vary. Some legends describe it as having an elephant-like body with a long neck and...
Science

Mysterious Creatures

Author: George M. Eberhart

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 800

View: 328

Offers a comprehensive guide to identifying animals yet to be officially recognized in science, and discusses where these animals live and why they remain a mystery.

Cryptozoology

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 34

View: 668

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Bigfoot, International Society of Cryptozoology, Mokele-mbembe, List of cryptids, Book of Imaginary Beings, Bridgewater Triangle, International Fortean Organization, Kosmopoisk, Centre for Fortean Zoology, Mogollon Monster, Animalia Paradoxa, The Weird Weekend, List of megafauna discovered in modern times, Vu Quang, Legendary creature, Mammals described in the 2000s, The Mysterious Monsters, Exotic Zoology, Cryptobotany, Oriental Yeti, Beast Hunter, Tuttle Bottoms Monster, On the Track of Unknown Animals, The Loch, Cryptofiction, Horng fong, Nantucket Blob, Manatee of Helena, List of cryptozoology organizations. Excerpt: The following is a list of cryptids and alleged relicts, those animals and plants studied under the field of cryptozoology. Their presumptive existence has often been derived from anecdotal or other evidence, considered insufficient by mainstream science. Every animal or plant on this page is marked as one of the following: Animals no longer considered cryptids are marked: Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is an ape-like cryptid that purportedly inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term "sasquatch" is an anglicized derivative of the word "sesquac" which means "wild man" in a Salish Native American language. Scientists discount the existence of bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal, in part because of the large numbers thought necessary to maintain a breeding population. A few scientists such as Jane Goodall, and Jeffrey Meldrum have expressed interest and belief in the creature, with Meldrum expressing the opinion that evidence collected of alleged Bigfoot encounters warrants further evaluation and testing....
Nature

Cryptozoology A To Z

Author: Loren Coleman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 573

The ultimate quest for the world's most mysterious creatures The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- these are the names of the elusive beasts that have caught the eye and captured the imaginations of people around the world for centuries. Recently, tales of these "monsters" have been corroborated by an increase in sightings, and out of these legends a new science has been born: cryptozoology -- the study of hidden animals. Cryptozoology A to Z, the first encyclopedia of its kind, contains nearly two hundred entries, including cryptids (the name given to these unusual beasts), new animal finds, and the explorers and scientists who search for them. Loren Coleman, one of the world's leading cryptozoologists, teams up with Jerome Clark, editor and author of several encyclopedias, to provide these definitive descriptions and many never-before-published drawings and photographs from eyewitnesses' detailed accounts. Full of insights into the methods of these scientists, exciting tales of discovery, and the history and evolution of this field, Cryptozoology A to Z is the most complete reference ever of the newest zoological science.

African Legendary Creatures

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 40

View: 736

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: African demons, Egyptian legendary creatures, Sphinx, Mokele-mbembe, Apep, Petsuchos, Great Sphinx of Giza, Griffin, Seth animal, Three-legged crow, Jengu, Uraeus, Emela-ntouka, Werehyena, Lightning Bird, El Naddaha, Tikoloshe, Bennu, Serpopard, Index of Egyptian mythology articles, Aziza, Grootslang, Obayifo, Umdhlebi, Ninki Nanka, Adze, Inkanyamba, Qandisa, Mbwiri, Asanbosam, Yumboes, Hieracosphinx, Rompo, Kishi, Abada, Ilomba, Mazomba, Obia, Kholomodumo. Excerpt: The Great Sphinx of Giza (Arabic:, English: ), commonly referred to as the Sphinx, is a statue of a reclining or couchant sphinx (a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head) that stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. It is the largest monolith statue in the world, standing 73.5 metres (241 ft) long, 6 metres (20 ft) wide, and 20.22 m (66.34 ft) high. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture, and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the pharaoh Khafra (c. 2558-2532 BC). The Great Sphinx is one of the world's largest and oldest statues, but basic facts about it, such as who was the model for the face, when it was built, and by whom, are still debated. These questions have resulted in the popular idea of the "Riddle of the Sphinx," although this phrase should not be confused with the original Greek legend of the Riddle of the Sphinx. The Great Sphinx in about 1880, partly under the sand The Great Sphinx partially excavated The Sphinx against Khafra's pyramid It is not known by what name the creators called their statue, as the Great Sphinx does not appear in any known inscription of the Old Kingdom, and there are no inscriptions anywhere describing its construction or its original purpose. In the New Kingdom, the Sphinx was called...
Reference

Encyclopedia of Strange and Unexplained Physical Phenomena

Author: Jerome Clark

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 395

View: 981

Examines what is known about 150 physical phenomena, including eyewitness accounts, photographs, and other documentation of such things as UFOs, Noah's Ark, werewolves, crop circles, and sea serpents.
Science

Abominable Science

Author: Daniel Loxton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 109

Presents arguments for and against the existence of five notable cryptids and challenges the pseudoscience that furthers their legendary statuses, while providing an exploration of the nature and subculture of cryptozoology.
Cryptozoology

Mysterious Creatures

Author: Time-Life Books

Publisher: Time Life Medical

ISBN:

Category: Cryptozoology

Page: 144

View: 755

An examination of the legends and history of strange creatures.
Science

Abominable Science!

Author: Daniel Loxton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 434

View: 111

“A sharp analysis of the quest for unreal critters―cryptids, as they are called―and the people who pursue them . . . entertaining and thoroughly documented.” —The Wall Street Journal Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology. Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero take on Bigfoot; the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and its cross-cultural incarnations; the Loch Ness monster and its highly publicized sightings; the evolution of the Great Sea Serpent; and Mokele Mbembe, or the Congo dinosaur. They conclude with an analysis of the psychology behind the persistent belief in paranormal phenomena, identifying the major players in cryptozoology, discussing the character of its subculture, and considering the challenge it poses to clear and critical thinking in our increasingly complex world. “As valuable for its analysis of the hunted as it is for the light it shines on the still-hopeful hunters.” —Publishers Weekly “Highly recommended for readers looking for scientific but accessible evaluations of the existence of five notable cryptids that have captured our imaginations.” —Library Journal (starred review)