Next to Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, affectionally known as “Nessie,” is probably the world’s best known “crypto-creature.” But did you know that Nessie has an Asian cousin that supposedly inhabits China’s Yangtze River?
In the last few weeks there have been several sightings of “China’s Loch Ness Monster” and, according to reporting by the London Daily Mail, three credible videos of the creature have been making their way around the internet.
Chinese officials have remained silent about the reports of the mysterious creature. However, video footage of the “Loch Ness-like” cyrptid has sparked an online frenzy in China, with some even speculating that it could be a “Water Dragon” from Ancient Chinese mythology.
Whatever it may be, apparently a snake-like creature has been filmed three times in the past few weeks moving through the Yangtze River. In the latest footage, the shocking video shows onlookers stunned by the sight of the creature, which remains unidentified.
Thousands of online viewers have discussed whether the creature is some kind of mysterious large water snake – or something previously unknown.
Three Videos of China’s Sea Monster Emerge
Three independent videos of the unknown creature have surfaced in as many weeks. All three appear to show a long black creature, that is three to six feet long slithering through the waters of the Yangtze.
The first video, which was shot from a ferry dock in Yichang, Central China’s Hubei Province, revealed the giant creature’s body breaking the surface of the water.
In another clip, this one filmed at the Three Gorges Dam Scenic Area, a popular tourist spot in Yichang City -shows what appears to be a very long and dark serpent-like creature, “resembling what the Loch Ness Monster has often been described as.”
The videos have led some online users to speculate that the creature has been hiding behind the world’s largest dam.
Ding Li, a professor of Agriculture at the Huazhong Agricultural University said the creature might simply be a huge water snake or eel, species of which are known to live within the nearly 4000 miles of the Yangtze.