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Ålesund Norway
Large snake-like creture sighted eating a whale carcass,

called 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.

more info

Cameron Lake, British Columbia

Sightings in Cameron Lake, BC Canada.


Lake Catemaco

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.

 Changbai video


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



Chiemsee, Germany

Reports from Chiemsee, the largest freshwater lake in

Bavaria, known as the Barvarian Sea.


Colossal Claude
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. 



Daedalus sighting


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.


Dobhar Chu

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

 Flathead video



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 .

more info



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  .

more info

story 2

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


wikipedia entry




Lake Ikeda (池田湖) Kyushu Japan. Photo taken in 1978, a snake-like

creature about 45 feet long.

more info


Kanas Lake Monster, Xingjiang China

Nessie type creature seen in Lake Kanas in China's far west
from Chinese news  

more info





Lake Kokkol, Kazakstan
Large snake-like creature reported  


more info



another story

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.  

more info  





 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


wikipedia entry


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


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?

 Sept 16,2016

Did student spot Nessie ? Aug 8, 2016


wikipedia entry


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 .




more info



Lake Memphremagog Vermot, Quebec border

Loch Ness type creature sighted

more info



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




Montauk Monster

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

more info




Lake monster seen in Loch Morar, close to Loch Ness .

Sightings dating back to 1887.

more info



Muskrat Lake,Ottawa seal like creature reported

 more info


wikipedia entry



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





Muck Monster

Lake Worth Lagoon, West Palm Beach Florida




A lake monster in Nahuel Huapi Lake in Argentina, with

reports going bake to the 1920s .

more info

Nahuelito videos



Normandy Nessie

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


 Ogopogo video



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




Lake Payette
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 .




more info


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

 more info






wikipedia entry



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.





wikipedia entry




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.

Storsjoodjuret vid





Lake Bala, Wales



Snakelike creature in Lake Tahoe





wikipedia entry



more info



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.

more info






Turtle Lake Monster

Turtle Lake Saskatchewan, Canada. Creature is said to have a horse-like head.

more info


wikipedia entry


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.


wikipedia entry


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

wikipedia entry


 Lake Van videos



Lake Vättern, Sweden


Volkhov River Monster

Creature seen in the Volkhov River in Novgorod, Russia. 


Lake Vorota
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.

wikipedia entry



more info



Largest natural lake in England, sightings of an eel like creature, sometimes

called Bownessie .

more info

Windermere videos


Zhangke River, Sichuan China



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