At Cryptomundo, Loren Coleman reports on an organized research expedition to the border of Cameroon and the Congo Republic. The object of the quest, the fourth of its kind, is mokèlé-mbèmbé, a "dinosaur-like" animal that's a subject of native lore and is feared by local fishermen. The beast's name means "one who stops the flow of rivers." From Loren's post:
The four expeditions have been greatly assisted by the cryptozoology-friendly government of Cameroon (they received all their official documents quickly). Furthermore, Pierre Sima has collected several new reports of Mokele-mbembe activity in the river system which borders the Congo Republic. Ed Holdroyd, an atmospheric scientist, has also helped the expedition by providing some superb high resolution satellite photographs of an undisclosed area of the river system where Gibbons, Marcy, and all believe the animals are currently active.Link
Through a combination of field expeditions, recons by Pierre Sima, native reports and the satellite images, the Milt Marcy Expedition feel that they can now track the migration patterns of mokele-mbembe much more effectively.
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