Hi guys, after watching a recent 'news' report on t.v in which the producers decided to scrape a bit more mileage out of that tired old 'Nessie Could Be Real' [but it is a titanically massive eel...or maybe tons of normal sized ones!] spiel … Loch Ness Monster scientists set to reveal 'plausible theory' | Metro News … considered to be newsworthy by both the BBC and ITV [the two behemoths of British TV.] .. never mind the fact that all of this grand international scientifically produced DNA experiment managed to tentatively suggest that 'A 21 square mile Scottish Lake with a depth of 750 ft... probably contains fish'! …. As you could probably guess, all of this 'slack-news-time' posturing that masquerades as genuine scientific research not only bores me, but also irritates me in as much as there are many more bigger and better [as in more mysterious] areas in the world of Forteana that cry out for serious attention, but somehow seem to be brushed aside or even derided by the media bosses . To this end I thought that I would start a thread in which the good and brilliant members of this great site 'Alien Expanse' could suggest more deserving mysterious occurrences or even regions of the Earth for a bit of serious scientific examination that is well reported on by the major media outlets of the world than the same old Nessie story. …. If anyone's interested, i'll kick it off by offering a region of the Earth that we rarely here of from the western media that has more fables, myths and real-life anomalies surrounding it than you can shake a stick at! …. and that is Lake Baikal. We all know that Lake Baikal is famous for being the mightiest fresh water lake on Earth that contains about a fifth of the world's fresh water [Length: 395.19 mi Width: 49.09 mi Depth: 5,387 ft Surface area: 12,250 sq miles] … but less known is the fact that it has also been known for it's own serpents , chimeric shark-boys, giant sturgeons, aquatic dinosaurs, UFO's and possible bases, free swimming Aliens etc, and is even a well known 'Bermuda Triangle Type Area' in which many craft and crewmembers have mysteriously vanished never to be seen again, and even many cases of 'missing time' in which crews have disappeared for long periods of time and then been puzzled by the fuss because they swear that they've only been a short while! …. In other words this relatively small region of the Earth in southern Siberia is absolutely littered with UFO reports, Water monsters and possible AA's or even time-slips and has been for as long as anyone knows... but [perhaps because of it's locality ] … we in the west hardly ever hear about any of it from our own media sources. … let alone spend any time and money on 'scientific research' to sort out the myth from the magic. 'Aliens and UFOs at world's deepest lake' Lake Baikal Facts & Information, Russia - Beautiful World Travel Guide National Paranormal Association: Russia's Mysterious Lake Baikal devours Vessels Lake Baikal: Russia Reveals 'UFO Encounters' ...here is a photo of one of those mysterious 2-4 km wide dark circles that NASA photographed and first shared in 2009. Cheers.