A Siberian Loch Ness monster?
Don't worry about what lurks beneath the cold waters of the famous Socttish loch.
Now the question is does 'Nesski' exist?
Russian academics want a scientific probe into claims of a Siberian Loch Ness monster in Lake Labynkyr, one of the world's most remote lakes.
Researchers using underwater scanners claimed to have discovered evidence of 'Nesski' - a beast measuring up to 10m - in Lake Labynkyr, says a new
The Siberian Times reports that a picture claims to show the monster, reports of which date back to the 19th century.
Associate Professor Lyudmila Emeliyanova, of Moscow State University, told The Siberian Times that she recorded "several seriously big underwater
objects" with sonar readings.
Images have also emerged from a 2006 scientific trip of an object about 6.5m long. (But not linked?)
Dr Emeliyanova said: "It was our fourth or fifth day at the lake when our echo sounding device registered a huge object in the water under our
"It was clearly alive and too large to be one of the dozen or so known fish species in the lake.
"The object was very dense, of homogeneous structure, surely not a fish nor a shoal of fish, and it was above the bottom.
"I was very surprised but not scared nor shocked, after all we did not see this animal, we only registered a strange object in the water. But I can
clearly say - at the moment, as a scientist, I cannot offer you any explanation of what this object might be.
Dr Emeliyanova said that fishermen in a 10m boat encountered something on the lake that made their boat rise as if it was being pushed from
"It was a heavy boat, only a huge and strong animal can do such a thing. The fishermen were stuck by fear. They did not see anything, no head, no
jaws," she told the Siberian Times.
A 1953 sighting of a 'monster' in neighbouring Lake Vorota by Soviet geologist Viktor Tverdokhlebov was initially covered up by the Soviet
authorities, according to the Daily Mail newspaper.
Dr Emeliyanova theorises that the lakes could be linked.
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