Posted by: John Kirk on July 19th, 2006
Richard Freeman and the intrepid team from the Centre for Fortean Zooology (CFZ) in the United Kingdom, have located an actual eyewitness who says that he has seen the mythic beast known as the Ninki-nanka of The Gambia in west Africa.
The CFZ crew were able to locate a ranger employed by the Kiang West National Park who claims to have see the creature some three years ago. The location of the sighting has not been disclosed, but the witness is said to have seen animal allegedly a whopping 50 metres long and a metre wide. The witness claims to have observed the creature for an hour before he suddenly took ill.
When shown various illustrations of animals and reptiles, the ranger stated that he believes the head of a Chinese dragon best fits that of the Ninki-nanka.
This is par for the course for alleged witnesses of the Ninki-naka to take ill and then die. The ranger puts his survival down to a herbal potion which was administered to him by Muslim healer.
I have huge problems with a creature measuring 50 metres in length. That is half the length of your average football field and I find it extraordinary that a creature this large does not leave any traces unless of course, it is aquatic in nature.
To add to this already fascinating tale, the CFZ team may, or as the case might be, may not have in their possession a supposed scale from the horse-headed, mirror-scaled creature with the crest on its head. It seems the so-called “scale” may really just be a piece of celluloid film.
This has not discouraged Freeman who states: “We haven’t discounted the possibility that there is a flesh and blood Ninki-nanka in the swamps of West Africa, it’s just at the moment the evidence is pointing to something more folkloric.”
The CFZ expedition is also looking for the remains of a sea creature which was discovered by Owen Burnham on beach in The Gambia. There has been now word that we know of that they have found the animal said to bear an uncanny resemblance to a plesiosaur.