Thursday, September 17, 2009

A naga photo 'debunked'

For a time, you couldn't visit many Lao houses in the US without spotting this photograph:

Most captions for the photo read:
"Queen of Nagas seized by American Army at Mekhong River, Laos Military Base on June 27, 1973 with the length of 7.80 meters."

Now, for a while, most of us have known it was in fact the mysterious oarfish, but Trevor Ranges has an interesting article on the subject that is well worth the read.

The Fortean Times also has a great article from 2003 about a hunt for the naga I've always enjoyed, and you may want to check it out too.

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