Death Worm: Metamorphosis of the Allghoi Khorkhoi (Polaris, of Salamandra P.V.V.: Moscow, 2014). In Russian, compiled by V. Barsukov and Mikhail Fomenko. Contributors include Prof. Roy Chapman Andrews, Ivan Efremov, Ivan Mackerle, Adam Davies, and Dr Karl P.N. Shuker. among others. Pdf, 115 pp, illustrated. This is a non-profit-making e-book, free to download as a pdf from the publisher here.
The Mongolian death worm or allghoi khorkhoi is one of cryptozoology's most iconic - and lethal - mystery beasts. Claimed by the nomads inhabiting the vast Gobi Desert where it allegedly lives to be able to kill not only by squirting forth a highly potent, acidic toxin but also by a mysterious process suspiciously similar to electrocution, this elusive enigma has generated immense international interest since it was first brought to widespread Western attention by Czech explorer and cryptozoologist Ivan Mackerle during the 1990s, and it has been the subject of several enthusiastic but unsuccessful searches since then.
This anthology in Russian of writings by authors famously associated with the Gobi's literally shocking vermiform horror documents such subjects as its natural (and unnatural!) history, the various zoological identities that have been proposed for it, its first mention in a Western publication, and searches for it in its arid desertland domain, as well as including various short stories from classic fiction that have featured Mongolia's notoriously deadly death worm.
This Russian anthology's contributors include Prof. Roy Chapman Andrews, Ivan Efremov, Ivan Mackerle, Adam Davies, and Dr Karl P.N. Shuker.
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