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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lake Labynkyr - Russia's Loch Ness

Divers to the bottom of Russia's Lake Labynkyr claim to have discovered the possible skeletal remains of a large animal.  Some are saying it may be the skeleton of "The Devil" that is said to lurk in the lake.  Strangely, it seems to echo a statement made by a scientist who visited the area and wrote about the creature in the 19th Century, leading some to question the veracity of the claim.

On February 1st, divers claimed they had detected the jawbone and skeleton of a large, unknown animal.  This was the first trip to the bottom of the lake and divers expect to garner an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for the trip.

Lake Labynkyr has generated strange reports since the 1800s, prompting some Russians to suggest it predates Scotland's Loch Ness Monster.  Russia is known to tightly control its media, using it to generate positive interest with false stories involving the President, for example, leading many to wonder just how much of this should be believed. 

Lake Labynkyr is also notable because it never freezes completely, unlike almost all other bodies of water in the area.  Many have theorized that a fissure lays beneath the lake, keeping it from freezing over entirely.

© C Harris Lynn, 2013

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