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“Nessie” in China - Kanas Lake Creature Filmed

(Daily Star)


A new video from China has some thinking a cousin of Nessie has been spotted. Several sites have reported on the sighting of something in Kanas Lake. The Daily Star reports:

EERIE footage of a huge shadow moving through an infamous lake has sparked fears a monster has been found.
The video shows a dark object slowly making its way across Kanas Lake, in north-west China.
A ripple of waves surround the object as it cuts through the water, without breaking the surface.
The sightings have sparked claims the creature is the 'Kanas Lake Monster' - which is often labelled the Chinese equivalent of Scotland's mythical Loch Ness monster.
'Really! There it [Kanas Lake monster] is! There it is,' a woman can be heard shouting in the clip, which was taken on May 15.
The monster was first 'spotted' in 1980 and the lake has since become a huge tourist attraction with people desperate to see the beast.
A worker in 2012 also captured footage showing huge waves emerging on the surface of the lake.
'I compared it to the size of a speedboat and a wild duck, the size of the mysterious object should be between the two,' Wang Hongqiao told China Central Television.
But not everyone believes the rumours.
Yuan Guoying, a local environmental expert, believes the Kanas monster is actually a group of Siberian giant trouts.

Siberian giant trout Hucho taimen
(Ojensen, wikipedia)

'Given the habit of the waves, there is only one kind of fish that could live in the lake and that's Siberian giant trouts,' he said.
'What actually happened under the water is that the Siberian giant trouts want to hunt for small fish and the small fish swim close to the water surface to avoid the trouts,' he added.
It only looks like a wave to me...

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