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Journalist hunts for acid-spitting Mongolian death worm
« on: October 19, 2011, 12:54:22 AM »
Journalist hunts for acid-spitting Mongolian death worm

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Hunt for mysterious death worm Worm never captured on film Jumps out of sand and kills by spitting

ARMED with explosives, two men are heading to Mongolia's desert to find the fabled acid-spitting and lightning-throwing Mongolian death worm.

The worm- allegedly found in the country's Gobi Desert- has never been documented but locals strongly believe it exists.

The worm- about 1.5m long- apparently jumps out of the sand and kills people by spitting concentrated acid or shooting lightning from its rectum over long distances.

New Zealand resident and journalist David Farrier will spend two weeks trying to verify the worm's existence.

He and cameraman Christie Douglas will make a documentary about their adventure.

Farrier said it was also one of the mythical creatures that had a better chance of being real.

Journalist hunts for acid-spitting Mongolian death worm

Explosions... tremors... acid spitting worms leaping out of the ground...

sounds like the plot to TREMORS

Night of the Shriekers - Full Feature

Tremors - Mr Keaton and reba shooting the basement worm

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Re: Journalist hunts for acid-spitting Mongolian death worm
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 12:59:31 AM »
Mongolian Death Worm

Even looks like Tremors



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The Mongolian Death Worm is a cryptid purported to exist in the Gobi Desert. It is generally considered a cryptozoological creature; one whose sightings and reports are disputed or unconfirmed.

It is described as a bright red worm with a wide body that is 0.6 to 1.5 meters (2 to 5 feet) long. In general, scientists reject the possibility that such mega-fauna cryptids exist, because of the improbably large numbers necessary to maintain a breeding population[1] and because climate and food supply issues make their survival in reported habitats unlikely.

The local name is allghoi, which means "blood filled intestine worm" because it is reported to look like the intestine of a cow. It is the subject of a number of extraordinary claims by Mongolian locals—such as the ability of the worm to spew forth sulfuric acid that, on contact, will turn anything it touches yellow and corroded (which would kill a human), and its purported ability to kill at a distance by means of electric discharge.

Mongolian Death Worm



In Search of the Mongolian Death Worm

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Re: Journalist hunts for acid-spitting Mongolian death worm
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 01:05:29 AM »
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Originally posted by Zelong
So this Red Worm/Snake Hunt isn't new it's on going.


Well its funny but I spent months looking up cryptozoology for my site and I never came across this... now suddenly today is all over the web and was first mentioned in 1926?

Seems like I went into another time line here...  weird



Darn things are everywhere  Look like the worms from Dune

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Given the latin name Allghoi khorkhoi, the Mongolian Death Worm was first referred to by American paleontologist Professor Roy Chapman Andrews (apparently the inspiration for the Indiana Jones character) in his book On the Trail of Ancient Man, in 1926 but he didn’t appear to be entirely convinced about the whole idea. Even though locals were desperate to relay events of when the dreaded worm struck, Andrews writes: “None of those present ever had seen the creature, but they all firmly believed in its existence and described it minutely.” But it wasn’t to stop other inquisitive adventurers taking up the investigative mantle when Andrews was no longer interested, or able to pursue the matter.

In Search of the Mongolian Death Worm

The Real Indy?  :o



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Re: Journalist hunts for acid-spitting Mongolian death worm
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 01:11:38 AM »
Lair of the Red Worm - Part One

Okay so when I started on this I though it was just another monster story, but it seems a lot of people take it seriously

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In 2005, Richard Freeman led a four man team from the Centre for Fortean Zoology to Mongolia in search of the notorious Mongolian Death Worm; a fabled reptilian beast said to spit venom and kill its victims with electric blasts. This is their story..

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Re: Journalist hunts for acid-spitting Mongolian death worm
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 01:14:16 AM »
Caecilians



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Caecilians (pronounced seh-SILL-yens) are tropical amphibians that look like large worms or slick snakes. They have no arms or legs, and sometimes it’s hard to tell which end is the head and which is the tail!..

...Most caecilians are burrowers, living in a network of tunnels underground. A hard, thick, pointy skull helps these amphibians dig in soft dirt...

...Caecilians have toxic glands in their skin that sometimes protect them from being eaten by other animals....

Imagine—over 120 species of animals, some as long as we are, that number in the millions on at least 4 continents, and almost no one knows they’re there, let alone ever sees one. That’s probably why almost nothing is known of caecilians’ habits and lifestyle. We still have much to learn about this unusual amphibian!

Caecilians

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The Giant Palouse Earthworm



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The Giant Palouse Earthworm can grow up to three FEET in length. A three-foot worm. The worm was discovered in 1897 and was thought to be extinct by the 1980s, but has been sighted three times since then. The most recent was in 2005. If you want to go Giant Palouse Earthworm hunting, I suggest you start in eastern Washington and Idaho. Bring a shovel, because it can burrow up to 15 feet in the ground. Oh, also, bring a raincoat: it’s thought that it spits to defend itself.

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Re: Journalist hunts for acid-spitting Mongolian death worm
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 01:22:15 AM »
Monsters You Never Heard of: Read about them...if you dare!



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In one chapter he described a lizard like creature called the tazzel worm, or something like that. It was supposedly very poisonous, even it's breathe could kill a man. - liquidsmoke206 ATS

Tatzelwurm

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In Alpine folklore, the Tatzelwurm is a worm-like creature. It is reported to live in several areas of Europe, including the Austrian, Bavarian, Italian and Swiss Alps.

Tatzelwurm



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The ‘Standard Tatzelwurm’
The inconsistencies in the descriptions of what is called ‘Tatzelwurm’ could suggest that this name and its synonyms are generic terms for several different, unknown and/or misperceived known animals. There have been attempts to reduce the differing descriptions to a so-called ’standard Tatzelwurm’ 19). Specifically with Dalla Torre (Dal) and Steinböck (Ste) however, one cannot help getting the impression that the self-imposed obligation to distill one single animal from the differing descriptions leads to the rejection of reasonable reports and, if the basic outlook is an unrestrained scepticism 20), finally must result in the dismissal of the whole subject. Therefore I have contended myself with presenting the reports as they are, using them as tie ups in pointing out correlations, references and ideas.

Tatzelwurm - Cryptomundo



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Reports describing the eyes of the animal in terms like ‘prominent’, ’sharp’, ‘gleaming’, ‘big’, or ‘hypnotic’, ‘devilish’ and ‘murderous’ 21) argue strongly against the idea that known snakes or lizards etc. were observed. The eyes of the reptiles indigenous to the Alps, even if viewed at the relatively close distance of two to three meters, are really not an exciting affair.

Tatzelwurm - Cryptomundo



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H o w M a n y P a w s ?
The Bipes
With respect to mere appearance the genus Bipes seems to be a comfortable explanation when Tatzelwurms with two fore legs only are reported. According to Smith and Taylor 24) the Bipes belongs to the family Bipedidae, suborder Amphisbaenia 25), the term ‘amphisbaenia’ literally meaning ‘to go on both ends’ i.e. an animal whose head and tail are hard to distinguish. A drawing of the Bipes Chirotes canaliculatus Bonnaterre (Bre1/150) shows a worm-like animal with only one pair of little paws immediately behind the head. The maximal length is given with 20 cms. At the turn of the century it was known to be indigenous to Mexico, California and the PlatteÊriver region (Bre1/149), the 1976 edition of the same book (Bre2/226) mentiones only Mexico as their habitat. Their way of life is preferably burrowing. The assumption of the existence in the Alps of a larger variety of, say, the Bipes Chirotes canaliculatus poses difficulties. There are cases that would not match regarding other characteristics: it cannot move fast, it doesn’t jump, it is not aggressive and according to Ste/467 it is impossible that it could live in rocky ground or in alpine soil not so rich in food as tropical earth.

Tatzelwurm - Cryptomundo

Tatzelwurm, Myth or Reality?


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Tatzelwurm, Myth or Reality?
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Re: Journalist hunts for acid-spitting Mongolian death worm
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 01:31:36 AM »
Dune....Shai-Hulud

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