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Allghoi khorkhoi: the mongolian death worm

Allghoi Khorkhoi

A few years ago I red a book called “Criptozoología” by José G. González and David Heylen. There I met the Alghoi Khorkhoi a cryptozooligical animal from Gobi’s Desert in Mongolia.

 Before to all we must locate  where Gobi’s Desert is. In mongol, Gobi means “very large and dry” and it is a desert of 1.300.000 km2. It is a so dry desert, with no vegetation and where we could find a temperature variation of 70º between the day and night.

Alghoi Khorkhoi it is a long animal, apparently, without head and legs and very similar to a intestinal parasit. This is a criptozoologichal animal feared by mongolians, because it can to throw a venom, maybe an acid, which can kill a hourse or and a camel easily. To this we must add that it can atack at the distance with electricity.

The first investigation was from 1926, when the north-american biologist, Roy Chapman, collected a book with his experiences during his trip in the Gobi Desert in 1922. Early 90’s, Ivan Mackerle made a hard investigation, reaching the conclussion that is a soft animal, without bones and vegetarian. Maybe it is an important fact because in the places where we have testimonies we could find Cynomorium Songaricum, a plant with poisonous roots.

Which kind of animal could be? According to any biologists and chriptozoologits maybe could not be a worm and it could be a lizard or a snake, but the most strange it is hability to make an electrics shocks. Ivan Mackerle believe that it could be a lizard or a snake related to the “death snake”, a kind of snake from Papua New Guinea and Australia. This theory has two big problems: the first one is that Australia and Papua it is so far away. The second problem it’s that in the description of the Alghoi Khorkhoi it’s a no-legs animal.

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This is an image for the article about the Allghoi Khorkhoi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, we don’t know anything about Alghoi Khorkhoi, it’s origin or appearance, we just have testimonies of some witnesses and some deaths of the cattle of people, in stranges circumstances.

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Robert Johnson the bluesman who sold his soul to the devil

“Early this mornin’

When you knocked upon my door

Early this mornin’, uuuh

When you knocked upon my door

And I said, “Hello Satan”,

I believe it’s time to go…”

Robert Leroy was born in Mississippi in 1911. Grandson of slaves, he was born to be a laborer. Early was born his love to the blues, first with his harmonic and after with the guitar, showing a low level with the second one.

Since 1932 till his death in 1938, Robert Johnson travelled between the cities of the Mississippi’s Delta. When he arrived to a town, normally a small one, he used to play the guitar for a few coins in front of the barbershops and the restaurants. He was a poor guitar player, with a sad trajectory.

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All of this was changed in a year, when he became into a reference guitar player in the blues world. People was fascinated with his music and his great technique. Everybody could not belived how he could change so much and the legends about him began.

The legend relates that in a midnight, while he played the guitar in the crossroad between the 61st and the 49th in Claksdale (Mississippi) a black and tall man appeared in front of him who asked him to his guitar. After played the same chords that Robert Johnson was playing y returned him and with the guitar, his wisdom. This is the way he sold his soul to the devil like Faust, to become in the best bluesman of all the time. In a year he became in a legend with his art and his continuous references to the devil in his songs.

This new life of success help him to had a better life, earning more money and having sex with lots of women. In 16th of August of 1938 he died in strange circumstances, maybe he paid his doubt with the devil, but the true is that he maybe died by pneumonia, syphilis or by a jelausy husband. He died at age of 27 years and just 29 songs recorded.

As a curiosity: we can find the history of Robert Johnson in the film “Crossroad” or on TV, in “Supernatural” in a episode called “Crossroad Blues

“Early this mornin’

When you knocked upon my door

Early this mornin’, uuuh

When you knocked upon my door

And I said, “Hello Satan”,

I believe it’s time to go…”

 

 

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The Baron Island Legend

Isla del Barón

Baron Island (Photo by Javier Martín)

The Baron Island is the biggest island of Murcia (Spain) and it is in the centre of the Mar Menor. It is a volcanic island and its top are 104 meters over the sea.
The island belonged to the army until 1726, being a prison. In the second half of the XIXth we found our protagonist. His name was Mr. Julio Falcó d’Adda and he was born in 1834 in Milan. Related with the Spanish royal family had a carefree life since he gone to the prison after kill a man in a duel. After he left the prison, in 1878, he bought the island where the prison is and order to built a palace.
His parties was famous and in one of these parties he knew the other protagonist of our history. Relate the legend that in one of these parties he met a Russian noble woman, which its family was ruined. Her family agreed the marriage immediately.  She didn’t love the baron and she usually walked naked along the beach, bathing her white skin under the moon. Time passed and their relationship was the same. One night the baron decided to kill his wife with the help of a servent.
Now, nearly 120 years later, a lot of sailors narrate that in the night they saw a white radiance in the beach, as the Russian noble continuing enjoying the warm water of Mar Menor in the full moon  nights.

Mar Menor

The Mar Menor Coast (Photo by Javier Martín)

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