Extinct or Extant?
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives Elite! Cam talks about some strange creatures seen in the deepest parts of the Congo and Amazon jungles! It may sound like fiction, but it is not. Prehistoric dinosaurs and giant reptiles thought to be extinct millions of years have allegedly been spotted in remote parts of Africa and South America. These sightings are by tribesmen of the region, natives living without the luxuries of a modern society like books, televisions, and cell phones. Yet, they uncannily describe beasts that any of us would easily recognize as a known dinosaur species. You don’t have to believe them, but you should open your mind and let your imagination wander.
Creatures like Mokele Mbembe – This is probably the most famous African dinosaur supposedly living in the Congo River basin of Africa. Legendary sightings by natives go back over 200 years. Based upon descriptions provided, this creature resembles a Sauropod dinosaur. Sauropods had a body like an elephant, a long tail, long neck and a small head. Dinosaurs in this category include Brontosaurus, Diplodocus and Apatosaurus. Mbielu-mbielu-mbielu – This creature allegedly resides in the Likouala Region of the Republic of the Congo and has been observed near two different villages. It is described as a large amphibious reptile with plates growing from its back. Based on descriptions, some equate it to the long-extinct dinosaur we know as Stegosaurus.
Nguma-monene – Nguma-monene loosely translates to large boa/python in Lingala language. This is a semi-aquatic giant serpentine living in the swamps/rivers of the Congo. It is described as a large low-slung lizard with a long tail, sharp teeth, and serrated ridges running down its back. Some describe it as snake-like. It is allegedly about 30 feet long, grayish-brown and has been known to attack hippos. Or even the Ngoubou – This is a non-aquatic creature allegedly living in the rainforests of Central Africa and savanna region of Cameroon. Resembling a rhinoceros, Pygmies call this one Ngoubou, which is the local word for rhinoceros. However, unlike rhinos this creature has multiple horns, is about the size of a small ox and fights elephants.
All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives Elite!