In 1959, Remy Van Lierden, as full Colonel, commanded the air base at Kamina in the Belgian Congo. In the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, returning from a mission by helicopter, he claimed to have saw a Giant Congo Snake emerging from a hole as he flew over the forests. He described the snake as being close to 50 feet in length, with a 2 foot wide head and 3 foot long jaws, earning its place among the largest snakes ever reported.
Colonel Remy Van Lierden described the snake as having a dark green and brown top and a white or light coloured underside.
Upon the discovery, he then turned around and made several passes over the snake at a lower altitude in order to allow another person on board to photograph the creature. Van Lierde claims that as he flew lower for a closer inspection, the snake rose up approximately 10 feet, giving the impression it would have attacked the helicopter if it had been within striking range. However, they left after the snake appeared to be in a striking position. It's believed to be a Titanoboa or maybe even a new species.
Here the video of an interview with the can be found.
|"As unpredictable—and probably just as controversial—as UFOs, Leyak are a supernatural phenomenon most feared by many Indonesians."|