Skeptic News: Russian Nessie?

From: Daily Mail

Russian academics are calling for a scientific probe into claims of a ‘Siberian Loch Ness monster’ in one of the world’s remotest lakes.

Researchers using underwater scanners have found evidence of ‘Nesski’ – measuring up to 33 feet in length – in the deep waters of Lake Labynkyr, says a new report.

Intriguingly, the evidence is at a lake where native Evenk and Yakut people have long claimed an underwater creature lurks.

The evidence includes a picture which, it is claimed, shows the monster, says the Siberian Times.

Known as ‘the Devil’, testimony dating back to the 19th century says the monster has enormous jaws.

Associate Professor Lyudmila Emeliyanova, of Moscow State University, told The Siberian Times that on her own scientific mission to Labynkyr she recorded ‘several seriously big underwater objects’ with sonar readings.Images have also recently emerged from a 2006 scientific trip to the lake when strange objects – one of 21ft 4in (6.5 metres) in length – were recorded on a Humminbird Piranha MAX 215 Portable fish-finder at a depth of 138 to 197 feet.

The scientists have been clear to point out that so far they only have evidence of strange objects and no definitive proof that a lake monster or monsters exists.

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