Lake Monsters

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he term lake monsters refers to mysterious beasts that are said to live in certain bodies of water. Among the best-known examples of such beasts are the Loch Ness monsters in Scotland, Ogopogo of Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, and Champ of Lake Champlain in the northeastern United States. There are, however, more than three hundred lakes believed to be inhabited by lake monsters; most are very deep and very cold, and the creatures themselves seem to have commonalities as well.

Typically, all are said to have elongated bodies, variously characterized as serpentlike, wormlike, or dragonlike. Usually they are said to move in an undulating fashion when on the surface of the water, which has led some cryptozoologists to speculate that lake monsters might actually be a zeuglodon, a snakelike primitive whale known to have existed but which most scientists say became extinct millions of years ago. There have been many reported sightings of lake monsters by credible witnesses, but none has ever been confirmed.

There have also been photographs taken of lake monsters, but skeptics dismiss all of them as fakes. Indeed, during the nineteenth century there were many confirmed hoaxes involving lake monsters. Moreover,throughout history there have been many sightings of lake monsters that later proved to be cases of mistaken identity.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phemomena

Mysterious Creatures

Altamaha-Ha

Altamaha-Ha : Freshwater Monster of Georgia. Etymology: After the river. Physical description: Length, 10–25 feet. Diameter, 10–12 inches. Smooth, gray-brown ...
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Lake Monsters

Bessie

For some time people have been reporting an unknown creature-later nicknamed South Bay Bessie or just plain Bessie-in Lake Erie ...
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Bowness Monster

Bowness Monster

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Brosnie

Brosnie

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Canavar

Canavar

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Champ

Champ

The Lake Champlain monster, or "Champ," is credited with a long history, which it mayor may nOt deserve. In older ...
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Flathead Lake Monster

Flathead Lake Monster

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Jersey Mermaid

Jersey Mermaid

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Lake Brosno Monster

Lake Brosno Monster

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Lake Kanasi Monster

Lake Kanasi Monster

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Lake Khaiyr Monster

Lake Khaiyr Monster

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Lake Labynkr

Lake Labynkr

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Lake Simcoe Monster

Lake Simcoe Monster

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Lake Tahoe Tessie

Lake Tahoe Tessie

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Lake Utah Monster

Lake Utah Monster

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Loch Ness Lake Monster

Loch Ness Lake Monster

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Monsters" In The Kanas Lake

Monsters" In The Kanas Lake

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Nahuelito

Nahuelito

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Ninki-Nanka

Ninki-Nanka

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Ogopogo

Ogopogo

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Seljord Serpent

Seljord Serpent

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Skookum

Skookum

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Storsjoodjuret

Storsjoodjuret

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The Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake Monster

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The Lake Storsjön Monster

The Lake Storsjön Monster

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Tianchi Monster

Tianchi Monster

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Van Lake Monster

Van Lake Monster

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Voronta Beast

Voronta Beast

Lake Voronta in Russia is the home of another monster which had been sighted by a geologist who described the ...
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White River Monster

White River Monster

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Lake Monsters

Lake Monsters