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Mongolian Death Worm
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The Mongolian Death Worm is a cryptid reported to exist in the Gobi Desert. It is generally considered a cryptozoological creature, one whose sightings and reports are disputed or unconfirmed.
It is described as a fat, bright red worm, two to four feet long (about 0.6 to 1.2 meters). The local name is allghoi (or orghoi) khorkhoi (хорхой) which means "blood filled intestine worm," because it is reported to look like the intestine of a cow. There are a number of extraordinary claims by Mongolian locals (such as the ability of the worm to spew forth a yellow poison that is lethal on contact, and its purported ability to kill at a distance by means of electric discharge). However, there are no known reliable sightings. Some believe the worm is actually a reptile, legless lizard, or arthropod because of the dry climate in which it lives. The colour yellow is said to attract the worm.
Chief investigator of this animal is Czech author Ivan Mackerle, who revealed (Fate Magazine, June 1996) that it reportedly kills its victims by electrocution. British zoologist Karl Shuker first brought it to the general attention of the English speaking public in his 1996 book The Unexplained, followed a year later by his extensive Fortean Studies paper on this subject, which remains the most comprehensive coverage of this mystery beast currently published, and was subsequently reprinted in The Beasts That Hide From Man. Loren Coleman also included this animal in Cryptozoology A to Z.
A joint expedition in 2005 by the Centre for Fortean Zoology, and E-Mongol investigated new reports and sighting of the creature. They found no evidence of its existence, but believe that such a creature could exist in the deep Gobi Desert along the prohibited areas of the Mongolian/Chinese border.
The most recent expedition was one in 2006-2007, conducted by the reality-television series, "Destination Truth" produced by the Mandt Brothers.
The worm is mentioned in a a short story of Ivan Yefremov and in the 2007 novel Spook Country by William Gibson.
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