Several photos of the Loch Ness monster, and its various mythical relatives, have been passed around on the internet over the last few years but now there might actually be proof. A team of Russian Scientists are claiming that they have found the “jaws and skeleton” of Nesski, the Siberian Loch Ness monster at the bottom of Lake Labynkyr.
According to the Smithsonian Magazine, a group of divers have been exploring the mysterious lake in Eastern Siberia and they recently discovered a strange skeleton in the freezing waters.
Viktor Tverdokhlebov told the Siberian Times:
“There have been all sort of hypothesises about what kind of creature it could be: a giant pike, a relic reptile or an amphibia. We didn’t manage to prove or to disprove these versions … We didn’t manage to prove or to disprove these versions … we managed to find remains of jaws and skeleton of some animal.”
Live Science reports that the researchers discovered the skeleton on the bottom of the lake with a scanner. Due to the extreme temperatures of the lake, they were not able to bring the skeleton up to the surface.
Lake Labynkyr has a surface temperature of about 36 degrees Fahrenheit but the Digital Journal reports that the temperature below the surface can hit -40 degrees. Researchers aren’t sure why Lake Labynkyr never freezes but many believe that there is a hot spring feeding the lake.
According to top diver Dmitry Shiller, the lake has an average depth of 170 feet but one underwater crevice reaches down more than 262 feet.
Do you think the Loch Ness Monster exists? Is Nesski sitting at the bottom of Lake Labynkyr?