Are there still dinosaurs among us?
Most people would just laugh or call you crazy if you told them that dinosaurs were still alive today. But do dinosaurs still live on planet Earth? I’m not talking about crocodiles or birds or any such things that have perhaps survived and evolved into lesser creatures than they were over time. I am talking about real live dinosaurs. Could there really be a Loch Ness monster? Or perhaps reptilian beasts in the Congo? Or how about sea serpents in the depths of our oceans?
How could this be possible? How could these creatures of imagination still be here in the flesh? How with all the present day technology and resources at our disposal not been able to locate such creatures? Is it somehow possible that in the most secluded and remote places in the jungle where few to no explorers have ever set foot that there could actually be dinosaurs living there?
You may be asking yourself right now, could this really be possible? The answer is yes, it is possible. There are many parts of the jungle in Africa that have not been explored and even parts that tribes don’t inhabit. Some of the local African tribes, however, tell stories of large creatures that lurk in the jungle. Researchers have showed the tribal members pictures of large animals that are both alive today and pictures of dinosaurs that have been thought to have been extinct for many, many years. They have pointed to the dinosaurs.
Many explorers and cryptologists have ventured into the deep jungle of the Congo in search of evidence of real, live dinosaurs but always come up short. If not for the numerous eyewitness accounts of a great beast that many villagers call Mokele Mbembe, we wouldn’t even have to question the possibility of the existence of dinosaurs.
From pictures of dinosaurs and many descriptions, the villagers seem to believe that Mokele Mbembe is a creature that eats vegetation but is also extremely dangerous. They believe that Mokele Mbembe is extremely territorial. It will attack humans if they come too close and is known to kill hippos if they invade its territory. With all of this evidence, this dinosaur sounds like a type of sauropod. While some sauropods grew to extraordinary sizes, even a small sauropod would be very large compared to modern animals. Could this creature, this sauropod of some type, really be Mokele Mbembe?
On May 1, 1983, biologist Marcellin Agnagna and his exploration party stumbled upon a Mokele Mbembe. It was standing in the waters of Lake Tele deep in the jungles of the Congo. Agnangna described the creature as having a wide back, a long neck, and a small head. The upper end of the Mokele Mbembe was brown whereas towards the back it appeared to be black. It was in the shallow water of the lake and the part of it that protruded above the waterline was thought to be approximately five meters (sixteen feet.) To quote Marcellin Agnagna he stated, after witnessing firsthand the sighting of Mokele Mbembe, “It can be said with certainty that the animal we saw was Mokele Mbembe, that is was quite alive, and, furthermore, that it is known to many inhabitants of the Likouala region.”
Mbielu mbielu mbielu is yet another creature to have reported sightings by villagers. It is described as a large herbivore with large, jagged planks on its back. This sounds like a type of dinosaur that many people are familiar with. A dinosaur is known as a stegosaur. According to many researcher, the stegosaur could have very easily adapted to the aquatic conditions and made the jungles of the Congo its home.
Two large creatures that could possibly still be living among us with the label of dinosaur. Pretty hard to believe isn’t it? Could there possibly be a third? According to villagers in other parts of the Congo, Nguma monene is yet another creature of extreme proportions to have been spotted. Nguma monene is described as a gigantic lizard with a ridge on its back. Villagers describe this huge lizard as being some thirty feet in length with a low stance. This doesn’t sound like any animal known to be alive today. This could be shrugged off an extremely large snake or even a large crocodile but the problem is that neither of these creatures would have a large, unmistakable ridge across its back.
The only type of dinosaur that this description points to is a spinosaurus. Could this creature, a creature that was known as the villain in the movie Jurassic Park III, be the same creature that is subsiding in the darkest parts of the notorious Congo? Hopefully time will expose the creature and with it evidence that dinosaurs really do exist.
Another of the living fossils has been named Emela ntouka. The name Emela ntouka means “killer of elephants.” That gives this ghost of the Congo a pretty ferocious name. It has been described as similar in size to a rhinoceros with a single horn on its face and a long tail to go with it. The long tail makes this beast seem much more like a dinosaur of the past than some mammal of the present. Could this possibly ceratopsian dinosaur be related to the well known triceratops?
Not all dinosaurs have been reported to live in the jungles of the Congo. A mysterious creature named Ngoubou has been said to live in the Savannahs. Again, said to be slightly smaller than a rhinoceros, eyewitnesses say that Ngoubou has many different ferocious looking horns and has a frill around its neck. It apparently has a very nasty temper and will charge literally anything that comes close regardless of size. It has been seen charging elephants that are much, much larger than it. A dinosaur that matches the description of Ngoubou is the styracosaurus.
Aside from dinosaurs in the Congo or even on land for that matter, what about the legends of sea monsters? In old legends, stories are told of seamen that have seen sea monsters or had their boat attacked by said sea monsters. These were men that were on the sea every day and it is very possible that, assuming there are such serpents or monsters of the sea, that they saw one!
But it isn’t just the legends where stories are told of sea monsters. In China, there were claims from more than a thousand people in two different sightings on Lake Sayram located in Xinjiang. One person reporting to have seen a sea monster is easy enough to shrug off but how about a thousand eyewitness accounts? A bit harder to chew isn’t it?
Everyone has heard of the sightings and the stories of the Loch Ness monster. You have probably even seen the picture of Nessie herself, although it is unknown whether or not the picture is a fake. Regardless of what you think or how you feel about the existence of the Loch Ness monster, on one hot June morning Mrs. Edna MacInnes reported seeing a creature she described as fifteen feet long and with a neck like that of a giraffe in the ever so eerie Loch Ness. Whatever your position on the mystery of the Loch Ness monster, Mrs. MacInnes will never forget the morning that she saw the Loch Ness monster.
Canadian Professor P. LeBlond from the University of British Colombia told many zoologists about the sightings of “Caddy.” Caddy is short for cadborosaurus. The cadborosaurus, or Caddy as it has been nicknamed, has been sighted many times off the coast of British Colombia and has also been seen off of the coast of Oregon. The remains of a three meter long young Caddy have been found in the belly of a whale. Evidence as solid as this is very hard to ignore. The cadborosaurus is what most would refer to as a sea serpent. It looks basically like a gigantic snake that lives only in the ocean and can grow to amazing lengths.
Evidence of dinosaurs is much more convincing than campfire stories isn’t it? That’s what a Canadian Eskimo found in 1987. While working with a university out of Newfoundland, the Inuit found a very interesting, and fresh might I add, bone that was later identified as part of the lower jaw of a duckbill dinosaur! How’s that for exciting evidence?
Also found in the cold north, in 1981 a group of scientists identified bones that had been found in Alaska while they were fresh 20 years beforehand, as dinosaur bones. The bones were so fresh upon discovery that the geologist who had found them had thought them to be bison bones. Only later to be identified as duckbill dinosaur bones, horned dinosaur bones, and also bones of small carnivorous dinosaurs. That’s a pretty big slap in the face to scientists isn’t it?
What an experience it would have been to have been workmen for the railway in 1856 in Culmont, France! While blasting away rock to make a tunnel, they disturbed what was described as a huge bat-like creature. The creature had a long neck and sharp teeth. It looked like a bat, but it had thick, oily skin. Soon after the sighting, the creature died and it had a measured wingspan of 3.22 meters, which translates into 10 feet and 7 inches. A naturalist present recognized the huge creature a pterodactyl. Its bones were matched to that of known pterodactyl fossils. It is encounters such as these that tell us to always be prepared to accept the possibility of anything.
American Indians also tell tales of the ones they call “thunderbirds.” The descriptions that have been drawn in caves as well as passed by mouth from generation to generation points to the pterodactyl. Is it somehow possible that these dinosaurs could persevere because of the ability to fly? Modern day evidence and written evidence from just a century ago point to the answer, yes.
In the Likouala swamps of Africa, a monkey eating bird has been identified as well as a species of giant turtle. He also reported an unknown species of large crocodile that also lives in the swamplands of Likouala. Could this monkey eating bird and this especially large species of crocodilians be the last of a dying breed? A breed that has somehow endured for thousands of years?
So now that we have proven science wrong, in accordance to the existence of dinosaurs today, what does the Bible have to say about dinosaurs? Well, if you look in the fortieth chapter of the book of Job it reads, “Behold now Behemoth … he eateth grass as an ox. Know now his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of the stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass, his bones are like bars of iron… He lieth under the shady trees, in the cover of the reed, and fens. The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about… His nose pierceth through snares.”
As you can see clearly in the fortieth chapter of Job, what Job is describing in this passage is a sauropod. The tail like that of a cedar and eating the grass and also the trees that it lays under all correspond with that of the environment of a sauropod. This is too obvious and detailed to possibly be a coincidence. Therefore, the Bible backs up the existence of the dinosaurs at least around the time that this was written which was much less than sixty-five million years ago!
With the evidence that I have presented to you throughout this article, I think it would be hard to side with science and deny the fact or even the possibility that dinosaurs still exist today. From the Mokele Mbembe of the Congo to the Loch Ness monster, evidence has been compiled over the years that leave the thoughts of unimaginable creatures roaming through our minds. So I leave you with the question, do you believe in dinosaurs among us?
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