For ages I had heard about a living dinosaur, the last on earth, surviving in the deepest jungle of Africa. A kind of Loch Ness Monster of the Equator. It always sounded like a Borroughs fantasy, written for „Tarzan of the Apes“. I even found a book about it, „A Living Dinosaur“ by Ray P. Mackal, published 1987 in Leiden (Holland). But I got an Email the other week and my friend Raphael, working for the World Bank, had come across the latest news on „Mokole-Mbembe“, the name the Africans gave the monster many generations ago. Because the saga is very old, couldn’t die, was refreshed by occurences of bloodthirsty attacks and vanished hunters. Or let’s say: Stories attributed to Mokole-Mbembe. Raphael wrote: „There were fresh sightings of the dinosaur around Lake Tele in the Central African Republic. People had felt him roam in the woods, saw the fleeting shadow of a huge animal, heard strange sounds and their description fits a Tyrannosaurus Rex! I don’t believe it but there must be something. Maybe a gigantic elephant or a gorilla of dimension never seen before.“ I believe in Mokole-Mbembe because its existence would make nonsense to science, fantasy to reality. Let’s go there and have a look …
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