Posted by: John Kirk on November 9th, 2012
Friends and fellow explorers of the late Scott Norman, will be embarking on an expedition in his honour on November 14th.
Bill Gibbons, Andrew Gibbons and John Kirk will join forces with French explorer Michel Ballot as they continue to seek evidence for the existence of the reptilian cryptid known as Mokele-mbembe.
The team leaves Canada on November 14th and will spend about two weeks reconnoitering new areas for future Mokele-mbembe investigations. This is the first time that a team from three continents will be engaged in the search for the African enigma.
Their destination is a remote area of southern Cameroon that continues to be relatively unvisited by non-Africans. It is an area of many cryptids such as the Ngoubou, Dodu, Yoli, Emela-ntouka and a water panther. In addition to these animals extraordinary insects such as giant spiders that can trap full-sized monkeys in their webs have also been reported.
The team will make its way up one of the longest river systems in Cameroon as they probe the river banks and swamp pools for traces of the animal that many in the region have reported seeing. Several good sightings have been recorded in the last year by reliable witnesses. All reported a long necked creature with a huge back in one of several rivers that run into each other in this region.
The area is also known for poachers of ivory and so a detail of eco-guards will most likely join the team as a precaution against any possible danger. In 2001 two traffickers in grey parrots had to be sent away from the Cryptosafari camp when they showed up with a shotgun and machete and demanded money and alcohol. The ten strong expedition team drew their knives and spears and sent the intruders packing. We are not expecting a similar development this time.
The results of the expedition will be published on Cryptomundo after our return.