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Four vertical kilometres of ice: but it us what’s underneath this ice that has turned this remote piece of Antarctica into one of the most hottest pieces of real-estate in the world. For beneath their feet lies a vast mysterious lake. No-one has ever seen it. And for a long time no-one knew it existed. But the most enticing prospect of all is what scientists might find living down there. Horizon: The Lost World of Lake Vostok, BBC 2000
The massive ceiling of ice would create a place of absolute dark and intense cold. Crushed by immense pressure. A strange and hostile other-world here on Earth. It was a stunning discovery. Scientists were tantalised. ibid.
If anything has survived in Lake Vostok, it will be microbes. They are the magicians of survival. ibid.
The Russians began drilling these cores twenty-five years ago ... There was a problem. Drilling is a dirty job ... If the drill entered the lake, the purest body of water on Earth would have its first oil slick. ibid.
NASA have come up with an ingenious alternative: they could melt their way down. ibid.
If there was a list of Nature’s greatest hazards few would put lakes near the top. Horizon: Killer Lakes, BBC 2002
Cameroon on the west coast of central Africa: this is Lake Nyos. It sits in the crater of a dormant volcano. In 1986 more than 10,000 people lived in the valleys surrounding the lake. Then without warning tragedy struck ... The colour of the lake turning brilliant orange ... No less than 1,700 people died ... Carbon dioxide was the main cause of death. ibid.
Argentina’s answer to the Loch Ness monster ... A giant lake monster terrorising a resort town in Southern Argentina. The creature is called el Nahuelito. Destination Truth s1e4, Skyfy 2007
Josh heads to Japan where a monster reportedly lurks in the waters of Lake Akida. Destination Truth s2e12
Canada’s Lake Okanagan – eerily the man disappeared in the exact spot where locals recently reported sightings of a legendary lake monster known as Ogopogo ... The story of Ogopogo stretches back nearly a thousand years. Destination Truth s4e2
Witnesses report seeing razor-back humps thrashing above the water line. ibid.
Lake Kolowna [British Columbia] ... And apparently the abode of one of the world’s most frequently glimpsed monsters: Ogopogo. Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World
Oddly, almost all of the world’s Monster Lakes lie away from the tropics. ibid.
Worldwide lakes hold twenty times more freshwater than all the rivers. David Attenborough, Planet Earth: Freshwater, BBC 2006
These lakes are now one of the richest freshwater habitats to be found anywhere David Attenborough, Seven Worlds, One Planet VII: Africa, BBC 2019
There was always talk about marine monsters. Things which rose from the water. Dr Rudolfo Consoline, lake historian
A monster is said to live in Loch Ness. And similar creatures have been seen in lakes, rivers and seas all over the world. Some believe they’re relics from the age of the dinosaurs. But there’s a problem. So how do we explain the thousands of sightings? Paranormal? Lake Monsters
The first modern sighting of the Loch Ness monster was recorded in 1930 ... Since Nessie’s spectacular debut lake monsters have been spotted around the world. There is Champ in Lake Champlain in the United States. Ogopogo in Canada’s Lake Okanagan, Morag off the coast of England, and the lake sturgeon monster in Sweden, who has recently been put on the Endangered Species list. And on the Pacific coast of North America there have been hundreds of sightings ... And then there is the series of terrifying encounters in San Francisco Bay. ibid.
Take for example Lake Okanagan in British Columbia. Nessie has only been seen a dozen or so times, and a handful of photographs taken; but the monster in this Lake has been sighted by hundreds of people, and even captured on video tape. Larger and deeper than Loch Ness, Okanagan is a perfect monster’s lair. ibid.
Nahuelito sightings have been reported since the early 1920s. Unexplained Mysteries, 2004
In Scotland it’s the Loch Ness Monster. In New York’s Lake Champlain it’s Champ. There’s Ogopogo in British Columbia. And finally in Cadboro Bay, Canada, it’s the legendary Caddy. Unsolved Mysteries
Sightings of the legendary lake monster are once again on the rise ... Similar descriptions all over the planet ... All of these mysterious creatures appear in early folk lore. Giorgio Tsoukalos, In Search of Aliens s1e4, History 2014
Take a look at this photo shot at Lake Champlain in 1977. The creature now known as Champ remains elusive. The photo has been declared genuine by some experts, and to date no scientist has ever discredited it. The World’s Greatest Hoaxes, 1998
These images are from the bottom of the largest fresh water system in the world – the Great Lakes of North America ... An extraordinary hidden world of cliffs hundreds of feet high where early man may have lived, of lost river valleys and submerged waterfalls. Drain the Great Lakes, National Geographic 2016
At the bottom of Lake Michigan lies a mysterious pattern of ancient rocks. Could this be an underwater Stonehenge? Secrets of the Underground s1e1, Discovery 2017
Lake Michigan: A quarter-mile line of rocks culminating in an almost perfect hexagon. ibid.
And in south-western Virginia … what caused a 47-acre lake to suddenly disappear? Secrets of the Underground s1e4
For decades families made Mountain Lake a part of their summer tradition. Then, in 2002, something bizarre started happening. The lake levels began to drop dramatically, and by 2008, it had completely vanished. ibid.
It’s a pretty active earthquake zone … A huge hole … Water is actively getting sucked out. ibid.
And beneath the highly toxic waters of a Californian lake a strange bacteria is thriving against all odds leading some to believe it could be from another planet … The mysterious microbes of Mono Lake. Secrets of the Underground s1e5, Discovery 2017
Beneath the seemingly placid waters of Lake Michigan could a recently discovered shipwreck unravel the mystery behind a series of baffling disappearances? Secrets of the Underground s1e8
Lake Baikal: It’s said to be the oldest, deepest lake on planet Earth … The average depth of the lake is nearly a mile deep … 20% of the fresh water on planet Earth. ibid.
Lake Labynkr, Siberia: In Russia a huge beast is attacking people on a remote lake. The Unexplained Files s2e6: Siberian Lake Serpent & Mystery of the Bosnian Pyramids, 2014
Ten miles long, two miles wide, frozen for six months of the year … Locals claim an enormous man-eating creature with a mouth like a bird’s beak and a jaw almost one-third the size of its body lurks in the depths here. ibid.
A world of equatorial lakes in the heart of Africa. The greatest of all is called Victoria, a lake almost the size of Ireland, so vast that water is trapped here for an average of 23 years before continuing its journey. Earth’s Great Rivers II: Nile, BBC 2018
They decided to call it Atomic Lake [Kazakhstan] … This water is a hundred times more radioactive than normal drinking water. Dark Tourist s1e4: The Stans, Netflix 2018