The Kongomato be very territorial attacking fishermen and causing major injuries or even death. His wings as witnesses could be between five feet two and her mouth is full of sharp teeth.
Sightings of this creature have been reported in the swamp of Jiundu in Mwinilunga district in eastern Zambia, also in Angola and Congo, just as has been seen in neighboring regions. People who speak of this aerial predator is described as a giant bird whose wings seem to be reddish-brown leather and has a sharp peak with many sharp teeth. The natives are frightened when they see the image of a pterodactyl and identify it as the Kongamato, however do not recognize other prehistoric animal books.
Sightings and witnesses
In 1923, Frank Melland the author of “Witchbound Africa,” describes a dangerous life on the slopes of certain rivers, where the fishermen say their small boats are attacked by the creature, which was launched against anyone who enters its terrotirio . The descriptions vary by saying that their wings are 1 to 2 meters. Members of the tribe Kaonde identified in the images of a pterodactyl that Frank showed them.
The engineer JPF Brown allegedly saw the creature in 1956, at Fort Rosebery, near Lake Bangweulu in Northern Rhodesia, what is now Zambia.The builder said there were two creatures flying slowly and silently over them. At first sight, seemed prehistoric creatures and their wings average 1 meter and length from beak to tail was about 2 feet, its tail was very thin and his head was long snout like a dog.
The following year in the hospital at Fort Rosebery one patient was hospitalized with a severe wound in the chest. The victim said he was attacked by a giant bird in the Bangweulu Swamp, after drawing the child, the picture was similar to that of a pterosaur. British scientists were the same chilling reaction of the natives when they show images of a pterosaur that identified it as a Kongomato.
This mythical creature has been spotted by native African and European explorers, many reports describe it as a pterosuario red and black. When a person is found with serious wounds made by an animal is Kongamato say, because witnesses say it has very sharp teeth in its beak and claws are equally dangerous.
The Kongomato take refuge in the foliage of the forest would make it difficult location. Drawing of two Kongomatos attacking natives.
A British correspondent, G. Ward Price, traveled with the future Duke of Windsor to Rhodesia in 1925. There he heard the story of a servant on a man who was wounded by a creature when he entered the feared swamp in Rhodesia, which was said to place a nest of demons. When the man returned he had a large wound in the chest and said a strange and giant bird attacked him with their long bills. Price showed him a picture of a pterosaur the servant, it screamed in terror and fled the house.
Alleged images of a flying dinosaur killed during the American Civil War thousands of miles away where it is located at Kongomato.
Another photograph of a large pterosaur allegedly killed by soldiers.
The Kongomato would look more like being in this picture, with a smaller size.The three photos above, widespread in the network, pertain to alleged flying dinosaurs hunted in the United States, thousands of miles Kongomato legend. We believe they are false, without embargon help us get an idea of the appearance of crypto in question.Colonel Pitman CRS in 1942 followed the stories that the natives had on a giant flying creature like a bat bird that lived in the swamp north of Rhodesia.Traces of the creature were left by its long tail trailing on the ground. These reports were not limited only to Zambia, also had sightings on Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya.
In 1988 Professor Roy Mackal led an expedition to Namibia where there had been reports of a creature with large wings. This animal glided through the air. Usually see him at dusk flying over cliffs, but the expedition failed to get evidence, but James Kosi one team member said he saw the creature flying away. Describing it as a giant wing with black and white markings.
Attack white explorers
Perhaps the most striking report is white explorers working for the British Museum in the Percy Sladen expedition from 1932 to 1933. The group delved into West Africa, led by Ivan T. Sanderson, a renowned writer and zoologist.While visiting the mountains in Cameroon Assumbo camped near a valley on the slopes of a river. The group was hunting when Sanderson shot a large fruit-eating bat, as he came to see their prey, lost his balance and fell into the water. To recover a cry of warning from his friend and saw a black figure on the size of an eagle that was on him. Sanderson was able to see the animal’s face, his lower jaw was open and had a semicircle of pointed white teeth were separated. Sanderson emerged from the water and the baby was not his friend George is moving in the other direction, shooting his second cartridge.
After arriving wet ground, many wondered if the creature again, and when it was dark again returned rushing downstream. His teeth sounded in the air and heard a hissing sound as a black creature with wings of Dracula flew through a cleft in the valley. The explorers were not prepared, Sanderson’s gun was empty and the beast directly attacked George who dodged the animal flew over it and disappeared into the night.
Back at camp Sanderson asked the natives who had seen, they said, “Olitiau” and asked where he had seen the creature. Sanderson said the river and the natives grabbed their weapons and fled in the other direction, leaving the rest of their possessions.
Little evidence of their existence
Curiously, the area is presented as an ideal site for bird watching, however this large flying animal has not been sighted by any of its visitors and expert ornithologists. There are similar reports on Angola, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya. In Namibia Kongamato is referred to as a flying serpent.
Skeptics say the baby issue is a farce, and can be mistaken for a big bat or a stork. Believe that these stories are invented by native hired for archaeological excavations where they found remains of pterosaurs, which were discovered in Tendagaru, Tanzania years before the Great War.However, the excavations were made at more than 1,300 miles away from Zambia.
To try to explain these false phenomena scientists have researched the animals in Africa that could be mistaken for a pterosaur. The list is really short, many believe that Africans and travelers have confused this creature with two different species of stork native to the region. The birds may be confused in the evening, but the stories of native browsers are supported by experts and zoologists. Also any type of stork shown as aggressive or attack people, much less to cause the injuries described.
The people of Kaonde often carry amulets called “muchi wa Kongamato” whose effect protects them when they cross certain rivers where Kongamato has been seen. They say the beast has been captured on video because you live in the dense vegetation of swamps in Africa, and many in the region has no cameras.