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Large snake-like creture sighted eating a whale carcass,
the Hessa serpant , sighting1999.
The Loch Ness monster of Georgia said to inhabit the Altahama River,
also called Ha-Ha. The Tama Indians of the area have a legend of a large, snake-like
creature. Reports of a 'big snake' continued into modern times.
Reported to be 1- to 30 feet long, with a snout,flat tail,dorsal fin
with the thickness of a man's body and swims with an undulating motion.
Bear Lake Monster
Alligator like creature reported in Bear Lake, on
the Utah-Idaho border
Bessie is described as a gray, snakelike create that inhabits Lake Erie, first sighted
in 1817 and is about 20~30ft long . Sighting have been recorded as far back as 1898
.Some believe it may be a huge sturgeon . The American Hockey League team from
Cleveland, the Lake Erie Monsters, is named after Bessie. Possibly a large sturgeon.
Lake Erie was known as the caviar capital of America till the sturgeon were almost
fished out of existence there, but is slowly making a comeback.
Black River Monster
Black River, New York.eel-like creature sighted
about 15 feet long with fins
Unexplained sound recordings by undersea microphones used to track submarines.
A 1997 bloop was detected 3,000 miles apart, louder than any known animal.
video on the bloop
A resident monster in Benyok, at Lake Bronso ( Бросно ), 250 miles northwest
of Moscow .There have been Brosnie sightings for 150 years .
Legends about it date back to the 1200s.
A large, hairy lake monster with a horselike face of ancient Aboriginal folklore that
is said to live in Lake George and Lake Bathurst, Australia .
Many sightings in the 1830s with scant modern reports.
A large snakelike creature seen from the coast of Alaska to Oregon, Most sightings
are close to Vancover Island .reports of the creature go back to pre-Columbian
times, with some Indian petroglyphs seeming to depict the creature .
Some scientist say there is enough evidence to give it the scientific name Cadborosaurus willsi.
New video of Caddy
A marine sea monster sighted off Casco Bay, Maine.Many reports from the
late 1770s, however, like the Gloucester Sea Serpent,
there have been few sightings recently.
Cameron Lake, British Columbia
Sightings in Cameron Lake, BC Canada.
Lake Catemaco, Mexico. Snake-like creture sighted.
Changbai Mountain Lake Monster, China
Some have claimed to have seen something in the
caldera of Changbai shan/Baekdu mountain between
North Korea and China.
Lake Chany Monster
Lake monster in Russia named Nesski, claimed to have killed 19 fishermen .
Chany Lake is 770 miles long and is sited in the central Barabinsk steppe
region of West Siberia. This lake is counted amongst the largest freshwater lakes of Russia.
An image of Chessie from the 80s video
Chessie is a serpent-like creature said to inhabit Chesapeake Bay.
A famous 1982 video by Robert Frew shows a large, snakelike creature
Champ, is the Lake Champlain monster .Reports of a large creature in the lake go
back to 1609, the local indians call it chaousarou.Lake Champlain is the
largest body of water in the US after the Great Lakes .
a study of the above video
investigating the famous Champ photo
Reports from Chiemsee, the largest freshwater lake in
Bavaria, known as the Barvarian Sea.
Creature sighted in the Columbia River, Oregon
Con Rit - Great sea Centipede
Con rit is the Vietnamese word for millipede, the name for a snakelike creature
of the coast of Vietnam .A con rit was reported to have washed ashore in 1883 that
was 60 feet long and 3 feet wide in Along Bay, Vietnam. Some have
speculated that it is the inspiration for the Asian dragon symbol.
In 1848, the year europe was being rocked by revolutions, a sighting by several
officers on the HMS Daedalus caused a sensation . On Aug 6th the Daedalus was
sailing near the Cape of good Hope when a midshipman saw something advacing
rapidly torward the ship . He told the ship's officers and seven men, includuding
Captain Peter M'quhae saw what they described as a huge sea serpent . The visible
part of the creature measured more than 60 feet, but only seemed to be 15 inches in
diameter .It's color was dark brown and had some sort of mane . It did not undulate as a
serpant on the water .The sighting caused a sensation when it was reported in the press .
Lake Dakataua monster
Lake Dakataua monsterA lake monster called Migo by the natives said to inhabit
Lake Dakatauain New Britain . A Japanese film crew filmed
a blurry creature while investigating in 1993.
Danau Poso, Indonesia
Giant eels reported
The Denbigh Dinosaur
A creature seen in a llyn (lake) close to Denbigh, Wales.
A legendary creature that is said to inhabit the lakes of Ireland, that is reported
to have killed a woman in 1722, according to her gravestone .
Possibly a giant otter. more info
Flathead Lake Monster
A creature that is said to live in Flathead Lake in Montana .Reported to be over 10
feet long with humps .First sighted in 1889 and even figured
into an episode of the X-Files . more info
In 1960, a huge fleshy mas 18x20ft washed ashore Tasmania and was
estimated to have weighed 5~10 tons.
Recent studies of samples have shown it to be a whale
The 10 Most Mysterious Sea Monster
Carcasses Ever Found
Gloucester Sea Serpent
In the summer of 1817and continuing through the 19th century, there
was a spate of reports of a large sea serpent 60ft to100ft long on the New England coast and became called
the 'Glocester Sea Serpent.'Some have speculated that overfishing led to the
demise of these serpents as there have been very few reports in the last 50 years .
Great Salt Lake Monster
Moster sighted at the
Great Salt Lake, Utah in 1904
Hawkesbury River, Australia
Reports of a plesiosaur-type creature during the last 30 years and depictions
found in nearby ancient old Australian Aboriginal Rock Art .
Hrosshvalr or Hrosshvalur
A mythical creature in the Norse society of Iceland that appears as early as the
12th century, the Hrosshvalr (horse whale) was considered especially viscous .
Howick Lake Monster
Called Inkanyamba by local tribes and part of legends for thousands of years,
said to inhabit Howick Falls Lake, South Africa.
Howick Falls Lake monster video
Unfortunately, there have been no hydra sightings since Heracles
killed the Lernaean Hydra in his 12 labours.
A seallike creature seen in
Lake Simcoe, Ontario.
Also seen on Muskrat Lake
Lake Ikeda (池田湖) Kyushu Japan. Photo taken in 1978, a snake-like
creature about 45 feet long.
Kanas Lake Monster, Xingjiang China
Nessie type creature seen in Lake Kanas in China's far west
from Chinese news
Lake Kokkol, Kazakstan
Large snake-like creature reported
Lake Khaiyr creature
A black, longed-necked creature is said to inhabit Lake Khaiyr in Siberia, first
reported in 1964, later questioned as a hoax.
Lake Kussharo (屈斜路湖), Hokkaido the largest caldera lake in Japan.
Hokkaido, Japan. Famous sighting in 1972, said to be 60 ft long with humps
Iliamna Lake Monster
Lake monster Iliamma Lake in southern Alaska, the largest fresh water lake in Alaska .
Possibly a a giant sturgeon . Accounts of the creature in Aluet Indian
legend go back centuries. more info
Lake Labynkyr monster
A black, longed necked creature with humps located in Siberia, said to eat reindeer
Is Siberia's Lake Labynkyr really home to a monster?
Wolf-like animal reported in the 1970s in
Lake Coleridge, New Zealand
Loch Lomand monster
A large alligator like creature has been sighten in Loch Lomand where it is much
too cold for one to exist. Loch Lomand is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland.
Loch Ness Monster
From 1933 onward, a picture has emerged from investigations of reports of large animals
in the loch having existed for centuries.The earliest known report is said to be found in the
Life of St. Columbia by Adamnan, written sometime during the 7th century. It describes how in
565 Columba saved the life of a Pict, who was being supposedly attacked by the monster
Does this picture show the
Loch Ness Monster?
Did student spot Nessie ? Aug 8, 2016
Lough Eske Monster
Lough Eske, Ireland sighted in the 1980s, possibly a seal. more info
Large sea monster reported in the Caribbean.
Many reported near the Blue Holes, Bahamas.
Lake monster in Lake Manitoba .
Described as being 30 feet long and brown .
Lake Memphremagog Vermot, Quebec border
Loch Ness type creature sighted
Mishipizheu is the name given lake monster or underwater panthers
said to inhabit Lake Superior by the Ojibwe Indians.
video of an ancient pictrograph of Mishipizheu
The identity of this creature, which reportedly washed up in Montauk New York beach
and dubbed the 'Montauk Monster' l, has captivated the internet and is dividing
animal experts. According to some experts, it is the body of a rare raccoon . According to one
of the first people to find it,Christina Pampalone, it was about 3 feet long .Some of the rumours
about it are that it was created in a government lab on nearby Plum island or a sea turtle without
a shell .To complicate matters, no one seems to know exactly where the mysterious 'monster' is now
Lake monster seen in Loch Morar, close to Loch Ness .
Sightings dating back to 1887.
Muskrat Lake,Ottawa seal like creature reported
For more than 200 years, there have been reports of a ' monster ' in central Africa in
the Ubangi, Sanga and Ikelemba Rivers and Lake Tele. Mokèlé-mbèmbé is the name
given to a large creature reported to live in the lakes and swamps of the Congo River basin.
It has been suggested that the creature might be a dinosaur such as a brachiosaur or a stegosaur
which survived extinction . It may also refer to many different creatures.Several expeditions
have been sent into what is now Zaire, with no conclusive photographic or physical evidence .
Though the "living dinosaur" theory for Mokele-mbembe might be the best-known explanation, it has
seen very little support from mainstream scientists. The latest expeditions to the
area were by two Japanese teams in 1978 and 1992 and reported seeing a larged animal.
The civil wars in Zaire have cancelled more recent planned expeditions in Zaire
and shifted attention to the Cameroon, where the creature is known as la Kela-bembe. more info
Lake Worth Lagoon, West Palm Beach Florida
A lake monster in Nahuel Huapi Lake in Argentina, with
reports going bake to the 1920s .
Long snake-like creature seen in the canals of Madeira Beach, Florida
The largest fish in the ocean, found in all tropical seas, has been found up to 17 m or 56 feet.
The occasional beachings of oarfish after storms, and their habit of lingering at the surface when
sick or dying, make oarfish a probable source of many sea serpent tales.
videos of giant oarfish
A creature that is said to live in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia . more info
Lake Pend Oreille
There have been reports of a large, fast moving object in the waters of Lake Pend Oreille
in Idaho since the 1940s. Some suggest it could be a large sturgeon, which can grow
12 feet in length. The U.S. navy tests submarine models in the lake due to its great depth,
which could account for some sightings. more info
photo and story
Another deep lake in Idaho, USA has reports of a lake monster called Sharlie.
Pepie is a lake monster said to inhabit Lake Pepin, the
largest lake on the Mississippi in Minnesota .
tv news story on Pepie
Pressie, large eel like creater in Lake Superior
San Francisco Bay monster
Large snake-like creature seen since the 1980s
in San Francisco Bay .
Seljordormen or Seljord worm
Lake Seljord, Norway monster , Monster in Seljord mentioned in
written sources since the mid 1700s .
story and pic
An eel-like creature sighted in lake Lake Seljordsvatnet, Norway
Animal depicted on the Ishtar Gate in Babylon (6th cent BC), the
only unknown animal depicted on the gate
Skrimsels or Skrimsl
Reports of a humped, 40 foot creature lake monster since or a large
worm-like creaturesince 1345 in Lake Lagarfljot, Iceland.
Solimões River Peru
Explorer Franz Schmidt reports large elephants sized tracks and
encountering a creature 35 feet long in 1907.
Songhua Lake, China
In Jilin, China, close to the Changbai area sightings .Sightings of a creature since the 1950s
about 30 feet long, with a flurry of sightings in 1999.In 1992 a soldier visiting the lake
on leave reported being attacked by a dragon like creature.
Sweden's most famous lake monster,in Lake Storsjon. with hundred of reported sightings, with
reports going back as 1635. Also called Storsie.
Lake Bala, Wales
Snakelike creature in Lake Tahoe
A large, hairy creature, with skin like a polar bear and a trunk, that washed on a
South African beach in 1922. Said to been 47 ft long and a have a shrimp like tail.
Turtle Lake Monster
Turtle Lake Saskatchewan, Canada. Creature is said to have a horse-like head.
Lake Utopia Monster
Sighted in Lake Utopia, New Brunswick. Described by local Micmac Indians as a ferocious
serpent . Many sightings in the 1800s led to a local group to try to capture it in
1870 with large nets, with no result.
Lake Van Monster
Lake Van, Turkey
First reported in 1995.Said to be about 50 ft long. Video (left) was
taken in 1997. Possibly a giant sturgeon
Lake Vättern, Sweden
Volkhov River Monster
Creature seen in the Volkhov River in Novgorod, Russia.
Another black, long-necked creature about 30 feet long said to inhabit remote Lake Vorota in Siberia.
A scientific team sent in the early 1960s reported seeing humps in the water.
more info and other Siberian lake monsters
White River Monster
White River, Arkansas. According to legend, a large creature rammed the hull of a Confederate
riverboat carrying several million dollars in gold during the American Civil War, causing the
riverboat to sink. Described by a witness in 1937 as large white creature 12 to 65 feet in
length with body of an alligator and a face elephant seal.
Largest natural lake in England, sightings of an eel like creature, sometimes
called Bownessie .
Zhangke River, Sichuan China
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