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originally posted by: acrux
There is a series where this is investigated reasonably seriously
River Monsters is a British and American wildlife documentary television programme produced for Animal Planet by Icon Films of Bristol, United Kingdom. It is hosted by extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade, who travels around the globe in search of the most fearsome freshwater killers, looking for clues, eyewitnesses, and stories about people who were dragged underwater by these vicious predators, he tries to catch the biggest specimens and then release them back into the wild.
He investigated the stories of the Kappa
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: CB328
Objects like these are known as 'gaffs.' Basically hoaxes designed and created for sideshows and also gullible Westerners visiting the 'mysterious Orient' back in the 18th and 19th centuries.