Today in Africa, in the People's Republic of the Congo,
there lies a vast, hot and humid area covered with thick forests and dotted with
streams and swamps. Of these swamps, there exists one that is undisputedly the
largest in the entire world . . . the Likouala Swamp. Approximately 55,000
square miles, larger than the entire state of Florida, the government has
officially declared it 80% unexplored. To the scientific community, this area is
as foreign as an entirely new planet.
Early Years: Reports of dinosaur-like creatures in Central
Africa go back for more than 200 years, according to William "Bill" Gibbons. In
1776, French missionaries passing through the forests reported finding huge
footprints in the ground. The clawed prints were three feet in circumference and
were spaced about seven feet apart. This would have made the animal as big as an
elephant, but it was common knowledge to the locals that the tracks were not
from an elephant, since elephants do not posses claws. One of the priests,
amazingly, even gave claim to have seen several specimens chewing on vegetation
while wading in the rivers. Regardless, it was certain that these were an
entirely new group of animals. At that time, however, they were neither
"dinosaurs" nor "prehistoric," the words waiting to be invented nearly one
hundred years later.
In 1913, a German explorer reported stories of, what the natives called, "Mokele-mbembe,"
which he had heard while in the Congo. Hearing the reports, a few scientists
noticed that the descriptions of the creatures made them sound much like
sauropod dinosaurs. Sauropods were the giants of the dinosaurs world, averaging
about 70 feet (21 meters) long and standing 12-15 feet (3.7 to 4.8 m) tall at
the hips. In 1932, a British scientist, exploring near the Likouala region where
the creatures are said to live, came across some abnormally huge footprints.
Later, when he went down one of the rivers in a canoe, he heard strange sounds,
but did not see anything...
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by Dr. Jack Cuozzo (click to enlarge). It was taken by the author in
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Neanderthal artifacts. The cave has been closed to the public. Science
News was given the opportunity to publish the remarkable photo, but
declined. It seems that evidence against the prevailing paradigm of
naturalistic origin was selected against. It is buried alive by the
...Mokele mbembe - The living Dinosaur
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of African rain forest. Could they be true? A new expedition will try to find
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projecting from the frozen tundra. This chance discovery led to the recovery in
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