By the looks of it, the core of the Loch Ness monster-based tourism industry might soon shift from the Scottish Highlands to Siberia. This is because a team of Russian researchers now claim to have found remains belonging to one such legendary animal at the bottom of Lake Labynkyr.
This particular lake is located smack in the middle of the Siberian wilderness, and the scientists who decided to go looking for the Loch Ness monster in its waters had to endure temperatures of minus 42 degrees Celsius.
Still, their efforts now seem worthwhile, to say the least, seeing how they have allegedly managed to stumble upon a pile of remains which they believe prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that this Siberian Lake is (or at least used to be) home to such elusive beasts.
Daily Mail reports that information made available to the general public thus far says that, with the help of several underwater scanners, these Russian researchers have managed to pin down both a pair of jaws, and a skeleton.
Sadly, no remains have been brought to the surface of the lake by the specialists who supposedly found them.
As scientist Viktor Tverdokhlebov told members of the press, “There have been all sort of hypothesises about what kind of creature it could be: a giant pike, a relic reptile or an amphibia.”
“We didn't manage to prove or to disprove these versions..... we managed to find remains of jaws and skeleton of some animal,” Viktor Tverdokhlebov went on to explain.
Interestingly enough, quite a lot of sightings of this Russian underwater beast have been reported over the years.
Thus, a researcher working with the University of Moscow claims to have picked up an odd object in Lake Labynkyr's waters about a decade ago.
Rumor has it that, should its existence be confirmed, this Russian Loch Ness monster is to be referred to as The Devil. Still, it looks like some locals and other people prefer the name Nesski.
Just for the record, the Russian researchers who claim to have found these remains maintain that, all things considered, Nesski most likely predates Nessie.