Photo:Similar to Modern Sighting
Papua New Guinea is a huge Island north of Australia, the home itself of some fairly unusual fauna. Brian Irwin is an Australian who recently visited Papua New Guinea where he met a number of residents of small islands of West New Britain, who had recently seen huge creatures which, if accurate must describe living dinosaurs. These sightings have been occurring since the early 1990â€™s.
Irwin detailed these new eyewitness accounts in a story he wrote about them entitled â€śTheropod and sauropod dinosaurs sighted in Papua New Guinea?â€ť
More about these recent sightings shortly, however first we wanted to recount the story of the huge creature which was seen and described by scientists on Papua New Guinea back approximately 100 years ago.
According to an article in the Stevenâ€™s Point Wisconsin Gazette of August 31, 1910, â€śone of the most remarkable scientific discoveries ever madeâ€ť was reported from the â€świldsâ€ť of New Guinea. According to the article, a â€śprehistoric monsterâ€ť much larger than an elephant had been discovered and encountered not by common folks like me and you, but by â€śscientistsâ€ť.
In addition, to the â€śgiant monsterâ€ť,the scientists had come across a “marvelous race of pigmies” who averaged just over four feet in height.
According to the article; â€śthe expedition was sent out by a committee appointed by the British Ornithologist’s union to explore the great Snow mountains in Dutch New Guinea, and consists of several famous scientists, headed by Walter Goodfellow, the naturalist.”
“According to the official reports, the Gazeka is of gigantic size and fearsome aspect. It is black and white striped, has the nose of a tapir and “a face like the devil.”
Among the English inhabitants of the island, the animal is known as Monckton’s Gazeka, in honor of Mr. C. A. W. Monckton, a former explorer In New Guinea, who first reported its presence in the mountains.
Mr. Monckton, during his ascent of Mount Albert Edward, in the west of British New Guinea, discovered the huge footprints and other indications of the very recent presence of some tremendous monster that had evidently been prowling on the grassy plains surrounding the lakes on the summit at an elevation of about 12,500 feet.
He followed the trail all day, and came upon the monster at dusk, just as it was devastating a settlement of the pigmies.
The little natives were screaming and running for their lives, although they turned every now and again to aim their poisoned arrows at the brute.
Monckton let fire as soon as he was able to get in a proper position, and the huge Gazeka at once turned upon him. As it reared upon its hind legs and pawed the air it looked to the hunter as big as a house, standing fully 25 feet high.
Two of Monckton’s bullets seemed to take effect, as a stream of blood flowed freely from the animal’s shoulder, but before Monckton was able to reload the animal turned and fled. By that time it was too dark to follow him, and Monckton never had another opportunity to renew his pursuit
In the Remainder of this article, we provide larger photos, positively identify “Monckton’s gazeka” and bolster witness accounts of a dinosaur sighting with native art-Click Here or Photo at the top of this post, above
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