A Chinese vacationer claims to have filmed a silver “monster” 50 feet in length breaking the surface of a lake that has long been thought to be home to a strange creature similar to the Loch Ness monster.
Ms. Li, a resident of Shanghai, claimed to have seen the creature on August 31 while vacationing in Lake Tianchi (literally “Heavenly Lake”) in the Xinjiang Region of China.
Li said that when she strolled along the lakeside at approximately 4:00 p.m. local time, she heard the distinct splash of fish in the water. About 600 feet away, she saw a vast monster swimming in the lake. Her cell phone footage reveals something swimming under the calm surface of the alpine lake, creating waves and ripples on the water’s top.
She estimated that within 10 seconds, the lake was back to its usual calm.
It seemed like multiple fish at first, but then she realized it was simply “one long, silvery thing,” the traveler said.
Staff at the park stated they could not identify the creature based on the grainy footage and vague description. The employees also said that other travelers have reported seeing something similar in the past but that it has been hard to identify the species due to the distance.
An employee of the Changbai Mountain National Park videotaped what he thought was a “monster” floating on the surface of Lake Tianchi in the autumn of 2020. Lake Tianchi is a protected volcanic lake located between China and North Korea.
Xiao Yu, 28, said he filmed the lake in October and saw the 7-foot-wide beast.
The deepest part of the lake is almost 1,223 feet below, while the average depth is close to 670 feet.
It wasn’t until 1962 that anybody managed to get a glimpse of the legendary Tianchi beast, which has been compared to the Loch Ness monster. Dozens more tourists have since reported seeing the beast.
A senior researcher from the DPRK said in an interview in 2007 that the “Tianchi monster” in the photo was likely a mutated offspring of trout stocked by North Korea 40 years earlier.