Beneath the burning sand dunes of the Gobi desert lurks a legendary monster known by the Mongolian people who are even afraid to speak its name. When they must speak of it, they refer to it as ‘Allghoi Khorkhoi’ which means ‘the intestine worm’. This deadly, fat, bright red, snake-like creature acquired its name because of its resemblance to cow innards, but westerners have come to know this creature as the ‘Mongolian Deathworm’.
These giant worm-like creatures can measure up to 5 feet long and have been known to cause instant death, but still to this day no one has any idea how. There is a strong belief held by the Mongolian natives that when this deathworm kills, it can and does from a distance by emitting massive electrical charges, or by spitting toxins on its rival. Mongolian nomads believe the deathworm raises its body out of the sand, inflates, and explodes releasing deadly poison all over the victim. This venomous toxin leads to instant death, and, according to legend, can corrode metals. Legends also have it, that if this worm is physically touched, can lead to extreme pain or rapid death.
The Mongolian Deathworm’s existence first came to the West’s attention in Roy Chapman Andrew’s 1926 book, On the Trail of Ancient Man. Initially, he was not convinced of the Mongolian tales since no one had ever seen the creature, but he firmly believed in its existence. Considering, Mongolia had been under Soviet Union control until the 1990s, not much was known about the deathworm in the West. However, since the 90s, investigators have been seeking credible evidence of existence.
A man named Ivan Mackerle, who is a leading Lochness Monster detective, studied the region and interviewed many Mongolian natives about this creature. Due to the vast amount of sightings, and strange deaths, he came to the conclusion that the Mongolian Deathworm monster was way more than just any legend. Since experts are unsure of what the worm is, they believe it possibly may not be a worm since the Gobi desert is too hot for annelids to dwell in. A likely explanation is the worm-like monster might be a type of unknown venomous snake. Since the Mongolian people are thoroughly convinced of the death worm’s nature, it is obviously going to take more years of analysis to fulfill the world science community.