Tuesday 1 September 2009

Evidence of the death worm? new documentary to be filmed.

Deathworm discovered? Documentary definite

Mon, 31 Aug 2009

There may not actually be solid evidence of an acid-spitting, lightning-throwing Mongolian deathworm living in the Gobi Desert but there will definitely be a documentary about it. Journalist David Farrier and cameraman Christie Douglas have returned from Mongolia, where they spent about two weeks trying to verify the deathworm's existence. Some Mongolians say the Allghoi Khorkhoi, or "intestine worm", resembles a 1.5m-long creature that jumps out of the sand and kills people by spitting concentrated acid or shooting lightning from its rectum over long distances. Farrier would not say if the pair discovered evidence of the fantastical creature as they were not revealing too much until the documentary was complete. People were welcome to assume they didn't find anything, he said, however: "As far as telling the story about the deathworm I'd say we were pretty successful in what we came back with and we have definitely got a doco on our hands." They recorded about 30 hours of footage and spoke to people who said they had seen the worm. "Because the sightings peaked during the 1950s a lot of these witnesses won't be around for much longer, so I felt pretty lucky to get to some of them before they are actually dead. "The story of creature hasn't been told yet in any kind of factual way. It's always been crazy people out with flashlights on their heads looking for it, no one has got any facts down about it and that's what this is going to do." Farrier is hoping to produce a 90 minute documentary by the middle of next year, which could be shown at film festivals. He would try to get it shown in Mongolia because the locals there were keen to see the results of the trip. In the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator no one had even heard of the deathworm. However, as they headed south towards the Gobi Desert more and more locals were aware of it. Farrier said the whole expedition was a fantastic experience, despite experiencing increasingly unpleasant conditions in the Gobi Desert. They didn't wash for two weeks, and at one stage it was so dry they blew their noses and blood would come out, Farrier said. Farrier said he believed the deathworm did exist and another trip to Mongolia isn't out of the question.

"There are more leads that can be chased up as far as the deathworm goes, and there is also the Almas, which is their version of the Yeti, which comes down from Russia occasionally, and other creatures are calling from Mongolia."


Should be something to look forward to seeing.!

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