Animal X

Season 1 Episode 3

Rainbow Serpent, Lake Monster, Killer Wolves

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 15, 1997 on Animal Planet
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Rainbow Serpent, Lake Monster, Killer Wolves
Subject: RAINBOW SERPENT Location: AUSTRALIA Duration: 6:45 Deep sea documentary makers, Andrew and Liz Wight, experienced first hand the power of Aboriginal mythology on location of their first Quest documentary. The dynamic duo spied a snake just moments before submerging themselves in Australia's largest underwater cave system. Aboriginal elders warned that the snake or rainbow serpent is an ominous sign and advised not to proceed with the dive. The couple ignored the advice, a flash flood ensued and the diving party were trapped in the cave for days - luckily no lives were lost Subject: LAKE MONSTER Location: CANADA Duration: 8:39 Thousands of lakes are scattered across Canada and the United States. Almost as numerous are the reports of huge and unexplained creatures that inhabit them. North America has produced more sightings of lake monsters than any other continent. Researchers speculate that populations of giant creatures found their way into the lakes when they were still arms of the sea. When the waters became freshwater lakes, the populations remained, feeding on the fish stocks and breeding. Some experts suggest they're plesiosaurs, giant pre-historic reptiles left over from the Jurassic period. At Lake Champlain hundreds of people have reported seeing something more like a serpent. Tales go back as far as the seventeenth century. At nearby Lake Memphremagog strange creatures with long necks have also been reported since the early 1800's. There are reports that the Indians wouldn't bathe in the lake because they thought it was inhabited by a monster. The lake creatures remain elusive, seldom captured on film. A photograph taken in 1977 is a rare exception. Researchers believe it shows the long neck of a monster curved over its humped body in Lake Champlain. Sceptics dispute the authenticity of the photograph, but the sightings continue and the search for the truth goes on. Subject: Black Dog Location: UK Duration: 10:12 They're considered to be the most persistent of all ghostly animals. Reported sightings of Phantom Black Dogs in Britain date back to medieval times. Four hundred years ago, a devil dog was even blamed for killing five people in a church. Some believe they're protective creatures, others, an omen of death. Whatever their purpose, the Phantom Dogs have left an indelible impression on anyone who's witnessed them.Animal X travelled to East Anglia to speak to those who have witnessed this ghostly phenomenon.moreless

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