While there is the yeti in the snow, and in Scotland the Loch Ness monster, in Mongolia there is the desert death worm. This giant and red being that lives in the sands of the desert, has captivated the imagination of many people. It is said that in addition to its horrible mouth it also has points on both ends, and is almost 5 feet long.
In 1926, paleontologist Roy Chapman first spoke of them to Westerners, but their existence was treated more as a history of the Mongolian tribes than as something that might exist. According to the stories, it could be seen during the summer and would hide to sleep in winter, and it also killed animals and humans in a matter of seconds.
The desert monster:
This huge worm has been described for centuries by desert walkers in Mongolia. Its color is blood red, he measures about two meters and it will shoot acid in your face if you approach it.
Also like no enough, if you dare to touch it, it can give you an electric shock that leaves you fried like a vulture that steps on two power lines at the same time.
We would not like to meet one of these animals. Fortunately, a living specimen has never been found, much less one has been captured.
The reason this creature is deadly is that it spews acid from its mouth, harmful to any living being. It is also said to launch electric shocks from a distance, killing its enemies. But its deadliest component is its skin, which kills on simple contact for a few seconds.
If it rains it comes out to feel the wet Earth, so it is easier to see it during these circumstances. From the descriptions, it could be an electric eel, due to the similarity and description of the remote discharges. These animals come to the surface to breathe every 10 minutes, which makes them candidates for having relatives on land. It also explains why they like wet dirt.
It could also be a spitting snake, which can launch its venom into the victim’s eyes from a distance of up to 3 meters. There are also red snakes, and they are worm-like in shape, so they could fit in traditional Mongolian stories.
Spiritual and magical theories:
But not everything has to do with theories related to existing animals, but it is also said that these beings are keeping an ancestral knowledge in the desert.
According to the stories, the Gobi desert was fertile land, where some people settled, and there was water there until it completely dried up. This creature could be guarding this place against potential intruders, or it has also been linked as a caretaker of Genghis Khan’s tomb.
To this day, a Mongolian death worm has never been seen, and the only possible approach was from a Russian scientist who found a dead specimen but it has been lost and therefore cannot be considered true.
It is undoubtedly a mysterious animal because most Mongols believe in its existence, which makes it even more difficult to outright deny the story.
Hunting the Mongolian killer worm
The bug that appears in the illustration could be mythological or not. The inhabitants of southern Mongolia are convinced of the existence of Allghoi Khorkhoi, the “intestinal worm” reminiscent of tapeworms but living in the desert, spits acid, shoots lightning bolts, and measures five feet long. A team of New Zealand journalists armed with explosives is going to try to film the bug.
The worm leaps out of the sand and kills people by spitting concentrated acid or shooting rays from its rectum at great distances, a feature yet to be described in mainstream biology.
With the Loch Ness monster in the doldrums and Bigfoot as elusive as ever, the Allghoi Khorkhoi is one of the legendary creatures most likely to exist.
Most experts dismiss the Mongolian worm as a rumor. Not so the journalist David Farrier, fond of cryptology, who doubts that the depopulated Mongolian steppe is the right place for the transmission of rumors: “If a Mongol says he has seen a big worm in the desert, he has no reason to lie. Now, it won’t be a worm because worms can’t live in the desert. I’d say it’s more of a snake whose presence here is unknown.”
In the last century, up to 4 expeditions have traveled the country in search of the death worm, the last in 2003 and 2005, equipped with night vision goggles.
The innovation that Farrier and cameraman Christie Douglas bring is to go loaded with explosives to try to bring the creature to the surface. It seems that the animal is frightened by tremors.
Of course, the Kiwi reporters have no intention of killing the killer worm: “I am not planning to capture or kill it. I just want to prove its existence. If I can record it, that is all I need.”