Lake Tele, Republic of the Congo
Lake Tele is a freshwater lake located in the remote town of Epena in the Republic of the Congo.
The people who live in this region believe that a monster by the name of mokèlé-mbèmbé (one who stops the water) lives in this region and feeds on anyone who dares to enter the lake. This monster, which looks like a giant dinosaur, can kill people with its eyes – and if you ever managed to maim and eat any of its meat, it would kill the whole village!
The lake is largely unexplored due to the prevalence of these stories.