Located beneath the shadows of Belukha Mountain in Dzhambul region of the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan in Central Asia, Kök-köl Lake is said to be the home of a gigantic, serpentine beast, which has apparently adapted its ostensibly reptilian metabolism to a cold water environment.
In 1975, geographer Anatoly Pechersky and his son Volodya – intrigued by the tales of Lake Kök-köl’s colossal serpent (which are known in some circles as Aidakhar or “hug snake”) – decided to spend their vacation searching for the beast. While most would consider this a fool’s errand, Pechersky and his son were in luck when they spied a churning on the surface of the lake approximately 25-feet away from them.
Pechersky then claimed that a huge, serpentine fiend reared up through the frothy waves. He described the creatures as having an enormous head, which he estimated to be about 6-feet in length with a bulky, serpentine body which Pechcrsky considered to be in the order of 50-feet long.
The frightened Pechersky shouted for his son to follow him and the pair, no doubt fueled by adrenaline, managed to scrambled up a steep embankment away from the serpent. Pechersky and his progeny then ran back to their nearby camp to retrieve their gun.
By the time the duo returned to the shore, the creature was beginning to submerge. As the dark water swirled over the monster’s head, Pechersky realized (much to his eternal regret — and the sorrow of cryptozoologists worldwide) that instead of grabbing his gun he could have just as easily picked up his movie camera and captured footage that may well have done for LAKE MONSTERS what the Patterson footage did for BIGFOOT.
Of course, skeptics were quick to conclude that the Pecherskys saw nothing more than whirlpool, which occurred when the caverns beneath Lake Kök-köl flooded. They, however, did not bother to offer up any suggestions as to how a scientist might mistake a gargantuan, snake-like beast for a mass of swirling water
More recently, in 1977, Anthony Shiels and an Indian fakir named Chandra Roa attempted to rouse the beasts through the means of “psychic” influence. Not surprisingly, this effort was not met with tremendous success.
Unlike many of its fellow former-Soviets (such as the LABYNKR MONSTER and the KHAIYR BEAST) this animal doesn’t display any plesiosaur-like characteristics, nor — despite its viscious visage — does it seem to have the carnivorous disposition often credited to its peers.