Giant Snake Congo 1959
Sep 20, 2015
Colonel Remy Van Lierde DFC** (14 August 1915–8 June 1990) was a Belgian pilot and fighter ace who served during World War II in the Belgian and British Air Forces, shooting down six enemy aircraft and 44 V-1 flying bombs, and achieving the RAF rank of Squadron Leader. He returned to the Belgian Air Force after the war and went on to hold several important commands before retiring in 1968. Alleged encounter with a giant snake
On the episode of Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World entitled “Dragons, Dinosaurs and Giant Snakes,” Van Lierde claims that in 1959 he encountered a giant snake in the Katanga region of the Belgian Congo while returning from a mission by helicopter. He claims to have then turned around and made several passes over the snake in order to allow another person on board to photograph the creature.
Van Lierde describes the snake as being close to 50 feet in length. He claims it was a dark shade of brown and green with a white coloured belly. He claimed the snake’s head was 3 feet long and 2 feet wide, and that the jaws were of a triangular shape.
Van Lierde claims that as he flew lower for a closer inspection, the snake rose up approximately 10 feet, giving the impression it would have attacked the helicopter if it had been within striking range.
An old case. A wonderful case. The ONLY question there is regarding it is… What kind of snake is this?
No one knows, but many think it’s a Titanoboa, which supposedly went extinct long ago, but, we know how that goes. Especially in that environment. I think it quite likely that it is one of those, if not a similar species.
Research in the area is terribly difficult. Not many venture all that far into the Congo, or the surrounding regions, even the indigenous folks. It is nearly impossible to cut through most of the jungle there. Westerners can never get enough time to do it properly; and, there always seems to be a war of some sort going on.
But, wait, there’s more.
The title was singular, but I have added this next video to put some meat on the post.
It features a segment on one of my all-time top heroes, the intrepid explorer Lt. Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett, who happened to run into a rather big fella in the western Amazon back in the day.
Just so you know, Remy’s encounter is the final segment in this one, with two fine reports following Percy’s preceding it.
These People Claimed They Encountered A Giant Snake In The Amazon
Aug 20, 2018
These people claimed they encountered a giant snake in the Amazon. We take a look at the sightings and encounters of giant snakes in the Amazon.
One traveler had this to say “During the 1970s when deforestation started I decided to visit the rain forest. Back then there was so much more to see and the wildlife was plentiful. I had always wanted to go here and being a amateur wildlife photographer made we want to do this even more. I have extensive knowledge in the environment and animals. I studied for many years at university and decided that after I graduated I would go to the amazon. I went with a friend who I had spoken to previously and they too were excited to go. It’s sad to see the state of the amazon now compared to when I went.”
Thank you for watching!
Thank you to CO.AG for the background music!
God, I absolutely love cryptozoology… even more than lost civilizations, or space exploration!