On bottom of Baikal ancient “monsters” about which legends have been composed for centuries may live. So, for example, the peoples living near the reservoir have a story about the “Lord of the Water Dragons”.

It is noteworthy that depth of Baikal 1642 meters and almost no one was at the bottom of the ancient lake, which means that it is impossible to say that ancient species of fish or other inhabitants were not preserved there.

“It is impossible to absolutely say that there is nothing supernatural there. On the contrary, the ancient cryptids could have survived deep at the bottom. And the origin of the lake is still controversial. According to scientists, it is at least 35 million years old. And it is not known who exactly could preserved within Baikal from that period,” argumenti.ru reports.

However, to say that such species could survive for millions of years is also wrong. Climate change, titanic shifts and other cataclysms could destroy most of the species. True, for example, sharks, the oldest inhabitants of the ocean on the planet, feel great in “modern” waters.

Author Ekaterina Shirokova

Ekaterina Shirokova – journalist, correspondent for the Pravda.Ru news service