Commonly called the Mongolian death worm, the Olgoi-Khorkhoi reportedly can
reach up to lengths of 4 feet, is dark red in color, and spends much of its time
buried beneath the desert sands. Yet, its most notorious attribute is it's
apparent ability to kill at a distance. When threatened, the Olgoi-Khorkhoi
spits a highly corrosive poison at its attacker, which is said to kill almost
instantly. It is also said that the Olgoi-Khorkhoi can deliver an electric shock
capable of killing animals as large as a camel! It's obvious why locals avoid
one when it's encountered.
We are interested in exploring further this subject and are ready for co-operation.
|"In Search of the Killer Worm" creature search. Czech TV team. In 1994.
It has been speculated that the Olgoi-Khorkhoi may be an undiscovered type of
amphibian, a type of specialized burrowing reptile, or possibly even an
undiscovered form of spitting cobra. Additionally, while the ability to generate
electricity is known in several forms of marine life, it's wholly unknown in
terrestrial animals, which suggests that Olgoi-Khorkhoi may in fact be a truly
unique animal. Yet, it seems more likely that its ability to electrocute may
simply be an exaggerated attribute based on fear for the creature.
Roy Chapman Andrews, On the Trail of Ancient Man, G P Putnam’s Sons, 1926.
Ivan Mackerle, “In Search of the Killer Worm”, Fate, June 1996, pp22-27.
Karl Shuker, “Meet Mongolia’s Death Worm: the shock of the new”, Fortean Studies vol 4, ed. Steve Moore, John Brown Publishing, 1998, pp 190-218.
Karl Shuker, The Beasts That Hide From Man, Paraview Press, 2003.