1. Monster of Lake Tianchi
The Changbai Mountain is the highest mountain in Northeast Asia, at 2,189 meters above sea level. Tianchi is honored as the deepest mountain lake and the largest crater lake in China. Legends about the monster hidden in this 373-meter deep lake go back more than a century. There have been more than 30 reported sightings by tourists from home and abroad over the past 20 years. The first reported sighting was in 1903. There are quite a few pictures and videos of this creature, but none are clear enough to give a good enough clue as to what it is. “Some enthusiasts are coming up with computer images of it based on interviews. I do hope this will be helpful to unveil this century-old mystery.” said Wu Guangxiao, who is investigating the Tianchi Lake monster.
2. Monster of Qinghai Lake
Qinghai Lake is located in the north of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China. It is the largest landlocked lake in China. Its area is 4583 square kilometers. The elevation of Qinghai Lake is 3196 meters; depth is 32.8 meters. The lake water is azure. Several dozen people have already witnessed the lake monster, but the Qinghai Lake monster is still a mystery. In 1947, a lama saw a monster like a dragon swimming in the Qinghai Lake. In 1949, a peasant saw a monster with snakes head in Qinghai Lake. The monsters scales glistened under the sunshine.
3. Monster of Kanas Lake
Kanas Lake, located in China’ Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, runs 25 kilometers north to south, is about 2.5 kilometers wide, and 188 meters deep at its deepest point. As a national natural protection zone, it has abundant natural resources and various species as well as beautiful views. Legend has it that huge monsters dwell in the lake’s depths and they often drag drinking horses and camels into the water before swallowing them. It is said that the monster is actually a kind of rare fish named “Hucho taimen” in Chinese, also called “huge red fish”, with the longest one measuring up to over 10 meters. In 2007, elusive mystical creatures emerged again in Kanas Lake. According to the administration of the Kanas scenic spot, on July 5th at 8:20 pm, huge ripples were seen on the surface of the lake by a few tourists carrying portable video cameras.
4. Monster of Changtan, Shennongjia
Shennongjia is situated in western Hubei Province, covering an area of over 3,000 square kilometers. Known as The Oriental Botanic Garden and the natural gene bank of biological species, it shelters some of the world’ rare or endangered plants and animals, such as Chinese dove trees, South China tigers, white bears and white snakes. The lake monsters emerged in Changtan, a lake located in Shennongjia. More than 20 people have seen a giant water animal with similar characteristics: grey skin, oblate head, giant eyes and five toes on the forelimb.
5. Monster of Wenbu Lake
Wenbu Lake lying in Kunzha County, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is at 4,535 meters above sea level with an area of 835 square kilometers. In the 1950s, a lake monster had been seen in Wenbu Lake, which had a small head, big eyes, long neck and grey and black skin. It is said that the body of the monster looks like an ox.