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In this episode of the Crypto Files, we take a look at the long history of the lake monster known as Bessie. This unknown and unusual creature is said to inhabit Lake Erie. The way the creature is often described leads many to think it to be very similar to Loch Ness Monster.

An original reward of $5,000 was offered for the capture of Bessie. That reward was later upped to $100,000 and was offered by Thomas Solberg of Huron Lagoons Marina.

The overall size of Bessie varies by description, but some witnesses report seeing the beast for up to 45 minutes.

To learn more about Bessie and witnesses, check out this episode!

We all know that Florida is home to a large diversity of animals, but is it home to lake monsters?
I recently got a report in, which is an older sighting, of what the witness describes as a lake monster. So, I got to looking at possible lake monsters in Florida and there is a few of them. You have the Lake Clinch monster, that some say is 30 foot long and has a humped back. Then there is Muck monster that has been seen in Lake Worth Lagoon. Plus there is St. Augustine monster and a few others as well. Florida has numerous lakes, lagoons, rivers and streams that some say are all interconnected thanks to underground tunnels. So there is a history of sightings in the state.

Here is the recent report that I received.

- Start Report -

Name: Mark

Email Address: On file

State: Florida

Saint Johns

Date of Sighting:
1978 or 1979

Time of Day: 11 am

Nearest Town: ? North part of the bay

Length of Sighting:
15 seconds

How many Witnesses: Just me

Any Photos/Videos: No

Describe sighting in detail:

A friend and I took his father's boat out to drink beer and water ski. He was driving, I was in the back looking back. We were fairly close to some shoreline to the east moving at near top speed. I was looking at the shoreline and within I would say 50 feet I saw a serpent with two humps swimming north.

It was, I would guess, 20 to 25 feet long and 1+ foot diameter. The thing that was very identifiable was the color. It was dark brown with mustard yellow spots that were pretty big. I watched it as we went south and it went north, at first it was like wtf, then I closed my eyes and opened them again and of course it was still there.

It all happened so fast that I was afraid if I told my friend that by the time he heard me and turned around to look (he was being very careful concentrating on driving so close to the shore) it would be gone. So I just kept my mouth shut and hadn't told anyone until years later. I'm just relating this now because I was doing some research on other sightings to see if any matched up. I saw your sight and am reporting this to someone who may find the data interesting. Sorry I don't have a lot of facts like date/year, exact location or image but I tell you it's true.

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Thanks goes to Mark for the report. In my limited research of lake monsters in Florida, it seem there was a lot of reported sightings in the late 70's. So, Mark's sighting seems to fall right in a peak time with other sightings. It should be noted that Mark was from another state and had drove into Florida for a visit, and that is probably why he was unfamiliar with names and exact locations.


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

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A friend alerted me to a video that was just posted a couple days ago. The video is of the river Thames in North Geenwich, London, England. For a brief moment at the first of the video you see a large creature of some sort descending back under the water. The above picture is a still frame from the video.

Here is the video.

The person who filmed this was on a cable car and seen something moving under the water. The mystery object surfaces and then goes back under the water. Some have suggested it was a whale, while others suggest it is a school of fish. I do not know what it is but it is a good capture.

Here is another picture of the creature/object, zoomed in.

So, what do you think it is?


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Monster in Bear Lake
Bear Lake Monster

This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

Bear Lake monster

The Legend of the Bear Lake monster comes from, you guessed it, Bear Lake. Bear Lake sit close to the Utah - Idaho Border.
According to an article from 1868, by Joseph C. Rice,  the local Indians called this creature "water devil" but once the white settlers had seen the creature it became known as the Bear Lake Monster. Later on Rice would admit he made up the original sightings. Lets call him an old school hoaxer.

But wait, that is not the end of the story, there continued to be reports of this lake monster. In 1937 a report came from a 4 year old boy about seeing the lake monster and then in 1946 a Boy Scout leader reported seeing the creature. The strangest report comes from 1907, when 2 men claimed to have seen the creature attack and kill one of their horses. It also appears that there are sighting reports from different areas of Utah, leading to the theory that the lakes might be connected by underground water channels.

There are also a few more recent reports of people claiming to have seen something strange in Bear Lake. In 2002, business owner Brian Hirsch claimed to have seen the creature.

Over the years the legend and folklore of Bear Lake Monster has continued to grow and has become a tourist attraction. There is a scenic boat tour that takes you out on the lake and talks about the monster. The legend grew even more when the Bear Lake monster was featured on Animal Plants Lost Tapes and SyFy's Haunted Highway season 1.

The description of the creature does vary, some describe it as crocodile like while others say it's kind of like a walrus without the tusk. Most reports do state that the creature can swim very fast and is very large, at least 90 feet long. The creature has been described as dark green with red eyes.

In 2011, the follow video was uploaded to youtube - is it just an effort to get more info or just to keep the legend alive, you can decide for yourself. 

Map of Bear Lake
Home of a monster?

So what do you think?  is there some truth to the reports or is it all just made up?


[source: Wikipedia ]
[image source: redorbit.com ]

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George Edwards

This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne! 

Hoaxing, Loch Ness, And Money
The Debunking of George Edwards’ Famous Nessie Photo
By Dorraine Fisher

We don’t like to talk about it much, but monster mysteries are moneymakers. As long as the mystery of the monster exists, there is a whole world of marketable goods and services that surround it. Take the mystery away and we’re not so sure the money would keep flowing in so well. And one of these industries is tourism. Millions of dollars every year come from Bigfoot curiosity seekers in the Pacific Northwest, United States. But what if all the so-called evidence of a monster is hoaxed? And to what lengths will people go to keep a legend alive?

Hoaxing is rampant everywhere there are monster legends and the Loch Ness Monster is no different. A man named George Edwards waited some 26 years of watching the loch to get the perfect photo of Nessie. Or did he?


As he presented his photo (above) in 2012 to the press of a very clear hump protruding out of the water, he insisted it was the real deal. And many believed it…or at least wanted to believe it. But when rumors of hoaxing began to swirl, Edwards told the press he had already confessed it was a fake just a few days after he’d presented it. But strangely, no record of this confession was ever found.

"People come here for a holiday and a bit of fun," Edwards said. "I’m one of the people who has brought thousands of people to the Highlands over the years, and I can tell you they don’t come here for the science."

Edwards had been involved in the 2011 National Geographic documentary Truth Behind The Loch Ness Monster and had access to the carbon fiber fake hump they used in the film.

Edwards said he had spent most of his life on the loch. He said he’d spend 60 hours a week taking Nessie enthusiasts out on the loch on his boat every week, and had led many Nessie hunts over the years. And he claimed he still really believes there’s a monster lurking out there.

But Nessie sightings have been few and very far between over the years. And this is not exactly the best news for tourism around the loch. Was it his intention to stage a sighting to drum up business? Well, whatever his motivation for the hoax might have been, he managed to keep the public focused on the monster for a while longer. Maybe that’s all Nessie lovers needed for now.

[Also Read:Does Loch Ness Monster Exist ]

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Sea monster washes up
Horned Sea Monster
This strange horned sea creature washed up near the shores of the Almanzora caves on the beach in Luis Siret Beach in Villaricos, Spain a few months back.

It was first discovered by a woman walking along the beach. At first all that she found was just the head of the creature and then on down the beach the rest of the body was discovered. Once the head was laid back together with the body the creature was said to be 13 feet long. On lookers quickly gathered to look at the mystery beast.

Maria Sanches of Civil Protection in Cuevas, said “We have no idea what it was. It really stank.”

Nothing like a smelly unknown fish carcass to brighten up ones trip to the beach but what if it was a link to one of the most popular unknown creatures in cryptozoology? Some think it might be.

The incredible carcass caused many to think it was a link to the Loch Ness Monster or that it was some sort of sea dragon, while others suggested it was some type of  oarfish or shark.

The Civil Protection squad was contacted, who in turn notified the marine fauna protection society, PROMAR, in nearby Pulpí. The experts at the centers say they have never come across any species like it and are attempting to find out from its remains what it could be.

It is unknown how much of the creature the two centers kept but according to the report by Thinkspain.com, some of the creature's remains were buried for "for hygiene reasons".

While this story may not be new, as it is a few months old, it appears the sea has now provided us with another mystery. 

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Could this be a baby Nessie
Is this a baby Nessie?
I know this story is old and many may have heard about it but for me, it's New. I don't know a lot about it and some of the things I'll write may not be completely correct. I do not know where the original story comes from but here is the tale.

Supposedly there was an expedition in 1912 to try and prove the existence of the lake monster we call Nessie.

Alexander Moore, a biologist (?), traveled the lake for three weeks and discovered what was described as a baby Nessie. The baby was already dead when Moore found it but according to the story Moore was able to recover the heart, a kidney and a section of the small intestine. I'm assuming that Moore removed these parts from the dead carcass. These parts are what is seen in the photo above.

Up until 2010 this unusual find was exhibited in the Museum of Curiosity. I'm not sure if this was the somewhat famous traveling museum that was or maybe still is, in London or not.

Now many, from what I gather, say this is nothing more than a hoax and that the mummified creature is nothing more that a creation made out of paper or that it's a known animal that has been altered to appear unusual.

In any case there has been numerous reports of people seeing Nessie over the years, so what if it is really a baby Nessie? What if this creature is really reproducing? I would assume that Nessie sightings will continue for many years but if there is only one Nessie creature then at some point the sightings will stop completely.

  Loch Ness Monster
 - Wikipedia -
The Loch Ness Monster is a crypid, reputedly a large unknown animal that inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next. Popular interest and belief in the animal's existence has varied since it was first brought to the world's attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings.
The most common speculation among believers is that the creature represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaur. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day myth, and explains sightings as including misidentifications of more mundane objects, outright hoaxes, and wishful thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most famous examples of cryptozoology. The legendary monster has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie.
- Wikipedia -

Now while the Wikipedia gives a date of 1933 for Nessie to have been brought to world attention, if this story of a baby Nessie and the three week expedition is true then sightings must have been happening long before 1933.

Thanks for reading.
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To Believe Or Not
By Dorraine Fisher
            I get a kick out of people when they say they don’t believe in Bigfoot, ghosts, or UFO’s. To me it’s just plain silly to say such things. The universe and nature are a mystery. None of us can say for sure what exists. Just because we can’t see something or we don’t have sufficient evidence doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
            But I guess if I think about it really hard, I can see why some individuals would choose not to believe such things. After all, it’s pretty scary to imagine an eight-foot-tall hairy monster lurking in the shadows of the forests, or that any of our other deepest fears about the world might actually have a place in reality instead of just our imaginations. Or maybe you just need to see something with your own two eyes to know it’s true. And that’s okay.
            I’ve just never felt that way.
            There’s is a small group of us that knows strange things exist in this world because we’ve witnessed them first hand. We believe because we know it to be true. And even if we haven’t seen something, we know it’s possible because we believe possibilities.
            And of course there are many out there who resist believing in much of anything.
            But isn’t it ultimately more fun to believe?  Even if we’ve never seen anything strange, isn’t it more enriching to to our lives to feel sure there are things in this world we may never know so intimately?
            As humans, we sometimes have a tendency to think we should be privy to all truth.  But the real truth is we’re not, and we really need to get used to that and maybe learn some acceptance of all those things we may never know.
            And then maybe we need to stop being so hard on those who believe differently than we do. We often think we’re the possessors of the real truth, if only others would listen. But truth like so many things is subjective and open to interpretation. We see “the truth” from our own perspective. So it’s very real to us, where it might not be so real to someone else with a different perspective.
            So I choose to believe just about everything, simply because it’s more fun. So what if people think I’m crazy. There’s always someone who will.  And that’s okay too.
            So yes, I believe in Bigfoot, ghosts, and UFO’s. But I also believe in God, true love, and infinite possibilities.
            You got a problem with that? 
[TCC - Dorraine Fisher is a freelance writer and nature and wildlife enthusiast.She is also a TCC Team Member]
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monsters of the deep
Is this Nessie?
Monsters of the deep have long struck fear into many people.The darkest and depth of rivers,lakes and oceans are a  source of many movie plots, but the truth of it all is that there has always been a history of odd creatures and stories from our waterways.
Recently James Cameron took his sub deeper than man has ever gone in the ocean. He was almost 7 miles deep.
Sightings of Nessie are still happening, strange creatures have been discovered and filmed in the ocean and stories go back hundreds of years.
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It is one of the greatest mysteries of the deep, and its legend has outfoxed score of investigators over the generations.
Stories, pictures and rumors about a monster living below the surface of Scotland's deepest loch go back for decades.
But it is now hoped this grainy image of a long ‘serpent-like creature’ may finally unlock the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster.

The sonar picture, that shows a large unidentified living object deep underwater, was recorded by Loch Ness boat skipper Marcus Atkinson.
The mysterious being was recorded at a depth of 75ft in the murky water and measured nearly 5ft wide.
Mr Atkinson’s sonar fish-finder device records the width of objects in the depths directly below his tourist boat every quarter of a second.
Image produced when his vessel was in the Loch's Urquhart Bay showed a long moving object that had followed the boat for more than two minutes.

Mr. Atkinson said "'There is nothing that big in the Loch. I was in shock as it looked like a big serpent, it’s amazing. You can’t fake a sonar image. I have never seen anything returned like this on the fish finder."

Read the complete story HERE!

TCC - Finally some New Nessie Stuff!

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Footage was captured of an obscure phenomenon yesterday which appeared to be swimming in the glacial river Jökulsá í Fljótsdal, east Iceland. People speculate whether this may be the notorious snake-like monster Lagarfljótsormurinn, which is said to reside in the lake Lagarfljót.
The video was taken by Hjörtur Kjerúlf.
Lagarfljótsormurinn is Iceland’s equivalent to Scotland’s Loch Ness monster. It was first mentioned in sources dating back to 1345.
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