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Mysterious creatures lure scientists to Africa

...estimated its length at about 30 feet. "Whatever it was, it definitely was not a crocodile," Mr. Ellis said. Roy P. Mackal, a University of Chicago biologist who has spent years studying reports of strange creatures in Africa, said it is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/12/ent_300295.shtml
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Dinosaurlike creature said to roam Africa

...ignited after he read about the efforts of other scientists to find the creature -- especially those of cryptozoologist Roy P. Mackal. "The historical reports of dinosaurlike animals in central Africa convinced me that this was worth spending time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/14/liv_288657.shtml
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Creature may be dinosaurs' descendant

...expeditions were launched in the 1960s and '70s, but nothing turned up. Then, in 1980 and 1981, monster-hunter Roy P. Mackal headed explorations into the Likouala and Lake Tele regions of the Congo, reputed hot spots of dinosaur sightings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/07/ent_252612.shtml
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