Lake monsters of America

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Atlas Obscura has put together this map of mythical lake creatures that shows "the spread of cryptids that might be lurking in the depths of the waters of the United States."
You'll see a good share of serpent-like animals of the Loch Ness Monsters variety, such as Isabella of Bear Lake in Idaho who was spotted by a Mormon pioneer in the 19th century and even had Brigham Young himself send a hunting party after the possible plesiosaur. There's also the famed Champ of Lake Champlain, possibly the most famous of American lake monsters, and the Lake Dillon monster in Wyoming that some think is being suppressed by a secret society. However, that's just where the fun of this fauna folklore begins, as there are also legends of monolithic turtles, webbed hominids, a goat man, a winged alligator snake, a horse-headed alligator, a giant killer octopus, and an eel with a pig head.
Check out some more details about the more curious entities featured on the map, on Atlas Obscura

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