Equivalent to the Loch Ness monster this mysterious lake creature has been seen for hundreds of years by locals and in recent times has been caught on film as well.  Ten tourists from Guangdong and Hubei provinces were the latest to report a "water monster" sighting in Kanas Lake, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. They told local media that they saw a giant black creature on July 5 that stirred waves over 1 meter high and left a wake over 10 meters long for 20 seconds about 100 meters away from their boat.  Kanas Lake, which means "beautiful, mysterious lake" in Mongolian, is China's deepest freshwater lake with a maximum depth of 188.5 meters, and 24 kilometers long from north to south. It's located in the Kanas Nature Reserve in the Aletai mountain area of northern Xinjiang and has been the source of numerous monster sightings, similar to Scotland's Loch Ness (or "Nessie") monster for decades ? particularly since the 1980s when more visitors and settlers came to the area. Scientists have carried out investigations, though no conclusive evidence has been found of the creature.  Some scientists believe, however, that the monsters may be taimen trout, one of the world's largest and most ferocious freshwater fish which can grow as long as 10 meters.

 

 

 

 

 Kanas Lake monster

 

 

 Kanas Lake Monster, aka "Xinjiang Loch Ness"

 In June 2012, another sighting of the famous Xinjiang Loch Ness monster

 was caught on tape. For years tourist have caught glimpses of this

creature but nobody has been able to determine what exactly it is.  

Kanas Lake is one of the deepest lakes in all of China, which makes finding the creature difficult, if not impossible.