Another of the mysterious creatures of equatorial Africa is the monstrous Nguma-monene, which is described to the natives as a great snake, but with accessories for snakes rather unusual, serrated bone-like combs on the back. The forked tongue of the snakes is said to leave its mouth.
The translation of the indigenous name of Nguma-monene, or another indigenous name of Lingala, means “big boa or boa constrictor.”
Although Nguma-monene is described as a great snake, it is uncertain whether this is a snake, since the creature has always been It is quite possible that it is a large lizard or an unknown species of living dinosaur.
Nguma-monene is described in much the same way as the other cryptid Mbielu mbielu-mbiel, which is also sporadically observed in the Republic of Congo. It is quite likely that it is the same kind of creature. The size of the observed individuals is estimated to be from 40 to 60 m. Its observation is concentrated in the Congolese region of Dongou-Mataba and the Ubanga River. For those interested in the expedition, it is 250 km northwest of Dongou village, or 35 km from Impfondo village.
In 1961, Sister Michela Zabata, the first UN secretary, saw this creature. At work, she spotted a large mysterious animal 15 meters ahead in the river. She shouted the other natives and watched the gigantic creature in astonishment for over thirty minutes. Together they reported to the authorities a description of the animal.
In November 1971, local pastor Joseph Ellis Gets saw a twenty-meter-sized beast on the Mataba River. According to his information, the river was over sixty meters wide at the point of observation. His description of the creature totally coincided with the previous mass observation.
In consultation with the natives, he found that they knew the animal, but they were afraid to talk about it, for they would have called for misfortune.
I don’t know about you, but I am intrigued and I want it found!
Two testimonials of sightings of Nguma-monene exist that were done near the Dongu-Mataba (tributary of the Ubangi River) in the Republic of the Congo. The first was done in 1961; the second ten years later in 1971 by pastor Joseph Ellis. He estimated the length of the (visible) tailpart as 10 meters long (equal to his dugout, no neck or head could be seen), and a diameter of 0.5 to 1 meter. Its color was tending to greyish-brown. When back in the village, it appeared that the subject was taboo. The above and other sightings were gathered by University of Chicago biologist Roy P. Mackal, who led two expeditions to the Likouala swamps in the Republic of Congo, while searching for the Mokele-mbembe
If only I was wealthy and in good shape… you would find me out there hunting this creature and all his fantastic fellow monsters.