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The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« on: June 06, 2008, 07:45:01 AM »
Mokele-Mbembe: the supposed sauropod living in the congo. I, for one firmly believe it is there. How else can several different tribes of people, who usually don't agree on anything, give detailed and consistent accounts of a creature that they could have no possible way of knowing about other than actually seeing it? Also in most tribal lore any giant creature or monster usually eats the people it kills, but they specifically state it does not eat any meat whatsoever, as will be mentioned later in some information I dredged up. In case no one knows aboutthis legend or has no idea whata sauropod is, heres a pic



And heres some information based on interviews with the tribes I have found

In the jungles of central Africa countries of Congo, Cameroon, and Gabon are reports of animal an animal with a long neck, a long tail, and rounded shape tracks with three claws. The closest known animal that has these characteristics is a sauropod dinosaur.

When some of the local people of the Likouala region would draw in the dirt or sand a representation of Mokele-mbembe they drew the shape of a sauropod dinosaur. Then when they were shown a picture of a sauropod dinosaur they said that picture is Mokele-mbembe.

Mokele-mbembe means "One that stops the flow of rivers." French priest in the region called it "monstrous animal."

Description
Body
Mokele-mbembe has been described as an animal with a long neck and tail which are characteristics of a sauropod dinosaur.

Its body size is somewhere between the size of a hippopotamus and an elephant. Its length has been reported to be between 5 to 10 meters (16 to 32 feet). The length of the neck is between 1.6 to 3.3 meters (5 to 10 feet). The length of the tail is between 1.6 to 3.3 meters (5 to 10 feet). The reports out of Cameroon have reported Mokele-mbembe to be up to 75 feet in length.

There have also been reports of a frill on the back of the head. The frill is like the comb found on a cock (male chicken). There has also been reports of it having a horn on its head.

Skin
The color of the skin is predominately reddish-brown with a color range from gray to brown. There are no reports of hair on the animal.

Tracks
Rounded shape between 30 to 90 centimeters (1 to 3 feet) in diameter with three claws. The distance between tracks is about 2.1 to 2.4 meters (7 to 8 feet).

Sound
The basic belief is that Mokele-mbembe does not make any sounds, though there have been come conflicting reports. This is probably due to the fact that Mokele-mbembe is used generically for other animals and the sound is being confused with Emela-ntouka which makes a sound like a snort, howl, roar, rumble, or growl.

Habitat
Mokele-mbembe lives in the pools and swamps adjacent to the rivers of the Likouala swamp region of The People's Republic of the Congo on the continent of Africa. Its uses the lakes as a crossing path to go from one river to another river.

Diet
The pygmies of the Likouala swamp region report that the essential diet of Mokele-mbembe consists of the Malombo plant. Since it only eats plants then Mokele-mbembe is classified as a herbivore. The Malombo plant actually describes two plants: Landolphia mannii and Landolphia owariensis.

Behavior
Mokele-mbembe lives most of the time underwater except when it eats or travels to another part of the swamp.

It has as been reported that Mokele-mbembe does not like hippopotamuses and will kill them on sight, but it does not eat them. Hippopotamuses cannot be found where Mokele-mbembe lives.

It has as been reported that Mokele-mbembe will overturn boats and kill the people from the boats by biting them and hitting them with its tail, but it does not eat the people.

Sightings
April 2000 - Cameroon, Boumba River, Two Congolese security guards

This has been a fascination of mine since I was a kid, and you better believe one day I'm going out there myself and I'm not coming back until I have some proof or disproof otherwise.






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Re: The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 06:24:05 AM »
more then that living there
theres killops too and yes there alien but its a good place to hide them just like the amazon
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Re: The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 08:48:32 AM »
Who knows, maybe there is - back at the Amazon in South America there are many legends of mythical creatures and characters from folklore tales too.

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Re: The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 06:30:19 AM »
If you ever make it to south america I'll be your guide, lol, I went there once and now I learned their language.

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Re: The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2008, 06:08:22 PM »
 :-o Could it be that that's where Nessie came from???
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Re: The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2008, 10:50:17 PM »
Nessie came from that bubbling pool in my back yard, you know that I told you about it the other day  *<:) Not to mention, bigfoot, this guy we're talking about in here and george bush hehe.
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Re: The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2008, 10:53:16 PM »
 Wait... was that Nessie we were talking about? I could have swore you meant your... er... hmm....   :banplea:
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Re: The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008, 01:12:31 AM »
Now now, lets keep this one semi-clean  :wink:
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Re: The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2008, 12:02:49 PM »
 Sorry... this whole site already has my dirty little fingerprints all over it!


 This is really interesting... There are tons of possibilities.. and if you two ever go, I wanna be the third wheel! Take me too!!!  *<:)
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Re: The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2008, 06:28:57 PM »
I figured you'd be riding my back the whole way  :wink:
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Re: The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2008, 06:34:04 PM »
 Got a monkey on your back? ....... Nope, that's just Kadesh!!  *<:) *<:)

 Hell yes I wanna go! I wanna pet it!  :-o
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Re: The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2008, 06:58:53 AM »
As much of a skeptic as I am, it is my belief that Mokele-Mbembe actually exists. There is so much evidence, from footprints to dung to sightings by hunters and poachers who frequent the area, that the only way we could have more proof is if one was actually caught alive and studied by scientists.
With some of the more recent reports of Moa footprints in New Zealand, it leaves me hopeful that perhaps we can find more evidence for supposedly-extinct animals, including the Mokele-Mbembe.

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Re: The dinosaur of the Congo:fact or fiction?
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2008, 02:21:18 PM »
 It really would be incredible to find concrete proof that it exists. Pictures, video.. Poo in a bag!! I wanna see it all!!! *<:)
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