News.com.au offers some more opinions on China’s purported Lake Kanas Monster, which I posted about a few days ago. The News.com.au article also offers a more YouTube footage (they probably had access to flashlights).
Chinese Central Television described the footage as the clearest yet seen of a legendary beast that has been rumoured for centuries to live in the lake.
Locals have long claimed the animals have dragged sheep, cows and even horses into the deep to devour them.
Yuan Guoying, of the Xinjiang Institute of Environmental Protection, said the video provided important proof.
“Only fish could make waves in this formation. I think the video is real,” Mr Yuan, who has done research at the lake for more than two decades, said.
Chinese researchers in the 1980s said the monster was likely to be a huge member of the salmon family, one of eight fish species in the lake.
Mr Yuan said more research was needed, although it would be impossible to catch a fish that big.
Interesting to me that News.com.au implies two things at the same time… that “the video is real” and that “only fish could make waves in this formation,” which is kinda in direct opposition to the locals’ claims that the animals have dragged sheep, cows, and even horses into the deep. Salmon, to my knowledge, don’t loves them some horses, but who knows? Giant Chinese Salmon could just as easily be Giant Chinese Carnivorous Horse-Eating Salmon, couldn’t they?
Peoples’ Daily Online also offers a fairly amusing image taken by a tourist.