Kongamoto- Terror in the Congo
Depiction of a Kongamoto Attack Published: 7:44 AM- 1-21-2011

Africa's Legendary Kongamoto

Deep in the bush of east central Africa, lives a beaked, flying creature called the Kongamato.

This fascinating animal first received widespread attention when explorer Frank Welland described it in his 1932 book "In Witchbound Africa".

The Kongamato ("overwhelmer of boats"), is described as a large, reddish creature with leathery wings, devoid of feathers.

Eyewitnesses who are shown anillustration of the pterodactyl unanimously agreed to this identification of the Kongamato. "The evidence for the pterodactyl is that the natives can describe it so accurately, unprompted, and that they all agree about. "

" There is negative support also in the fact that they said they could not identify any other of the prehistoric monsters which I showed them."

"The natives do not consider it to be an unnatural thing like a mulombe [demon] only a very awful thing, like a man-eating lion or a rogue elephant, but infinitely worse."

" The Jiundu swamp [northwestern Zambia] as one of the reputed haunts of the kongamato, and I must say that the place itself is the very kind of place in which such a reptile might exist, if it is possible anywhere." (Welland, 1932, pp. 238, 240.)

"The Kaonde people of the North-Western Province of Zambia used to carry charms called "muchi wa Kongamato" to protect them at certain river crossings from the Kongamato."

Pterodactyl The creature was described by the Kaonde of old as a huge red lizard with membranous wings like a bat spreading five or more feet, and with teeth in its huge beak.

In the 1920ís, Headman Kanyinga from the Jiwundu Swamp area near the Zairean border instantly identified as Kongamato a picture of a pterodactyl.

Nevertheless, as recently as 1958, the science journalist Maurice Burton wrote in the Illustrated London News in 1958 that there had been several reports from Africa of a pterodactyl-like creature.

There was speculation that the Bangweulu Swamps might be one of its habitats. He pointed out that "off the coast of Africa, the coelacanth, a deep sea contemporary of the pterodactyl, had been caught by fisherman..." (Hobson, Dick, Tales of Zambia, 1996, p. 149.)

Hoaxed Photo of a Kongamoto

Model of a Kongamoto-like Skeleton

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