By Tim Binnall
An employee at the gift shop of a popular Chinese national park spotted what he believes to be a legendary lake monster said to live in the region. The potential sighting reportedly occurred on Wednesday when Xiao Yu was on a break from work at Changbai Mountain National Park and stopped at a viewing platform overlooking the site's picturesque Heaven Lake. Much to the man's profound surprise, he suddenly spotted a dark object emerge from the water.
In the practice of documenting weather conditions at the park on the Chinese equivalent of TikTok, Yu quickly pulled out his phone and filmed the oddity. Noting that the anomaly appears small in the video, the witness estimated that it is actually around seven feet wide. According to Yu, the object lingered on the water for several minutes until the dutiful employee realized he had to get back to work and, as such, departed the viewing platform.
Although the video is admittedly hard to decipher, the sighting clearly resonated with Yu, who explained that he had seen many odd objects at the lake in the past, but they all turned out to be boats. However, since the area is off-limits to the public at this time, the worker postulated that perhaps the anomaly was, in fact, a legendary creature known as the Heaven Lake Monster, which has purportedly been seen by multiple people visiting the park since 1962.