Lake Labyngkyr is located in the remote forests of
Yakutiain the Russia's northeast territories. The legend of
some strange creature have been circulating for centuries. Locals simply
refer to him as Labyngkyr Devil. If it
wasn't for testimony of well respected scientists that would probably
remain ignored as one of many legends of the local natives.
to local Yakuti deer herders the animal is highly aggressive and attacks
terrestrial animals at will. At one point it developed a taste for human
young and started snatching kids. The tribesmen made a bait made of
smoldering charcoal wrapped in deer skin and covered with animal fat and
blood. The creature took the offer, ate it and few days latter it was
found dead on the shore. Although it sounds like a fantasy creature's
jaw was found and recovered by special NKVD (secret police). Until then
it served as a entrance arch of the house. Although documents about
retrieval of this strange finding survived
what happened with a jaw bone is still a mystery.
In 1950's geological and biological surveys have been made in the
region. One of the most compelling eye witness reports come from V.E.
Tverdochlebov who reported seeing a head of the creature while it
swam underneath his boat. It was covered by dark grey scales and eyes
were at the width of a boat. He also reported seeing a creature swim
near a shore in August of 1953. Subsequent encounters with geologists in
the area forced people to work at a distance from a lake or in cages if
submersion to the bottom was necessary.
Several expeditions were lunched to the lake. Although the creature
was never spotted several strange sounds in the water were detected.
Furthermore a crevice on the bottom of the lake was discovered with
bones of terrestrial animals scattered all over the bottom. With
abundance of food in and around the lake in combination with the fact
that the lake almost never freezes probably due to underwater warm
springs this makes and interesting case among water dwelling monsters.