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Nessie pops her head out again

Foyers shop and cafe owner Jan Hargreaves and her husband Simon believe they caught a glimpse of Loch Ness’s most elusive resident — Nessie.

It was while taking a break on the store’s front decking — looking out to the loch — when Mrs Hargreaves and kitchen worker Graham Baine spotted an unusual figure cutting a strange shape through the water…

Despite the unidentified creature being quite a distance from their vantage point, 51-year-old Mrs Hargreaves said it had a long neck which was too long to be that of a seal and it was black in appearance.

“It went under the water and disappeared for probably 30 to 40 seconds and then came back up again,” said Mrs Hargreaves.

via Inverness Courier

June 26, 2011 Posted by | Monsters | Comments Off on Nessie pops her head out again

Legendary carp

Britain’s biggest freshwater fish has left the angling world in mourning after being found dead floating on the lake where it had become a legend.

The monster carp — nicknamed Two Tone due to its colouring — was believed to have weighed more than 70lb when it died.

The famous fish was the Holy Grail for UK anglers with many men devoting up to 60 hours a week hunting it and it is said to have even broken up marriages.

Two Tone, who was believed to have been at least 45 and died of old age, was only caught once or twice a year and no more than 50 times in its lifetime.

More via Legendary carp carks it aged 45 | The Sun |News.

August 18, 2010 Posted by | animals, Monsters | | Comments Off on Legendary carp

Montauk Monster: Part two

Locals in a small Canadian town have been stumped by the appearance of a bizarre creature, which was dragged from a lake. The animal, which has a long hairy body with bald skin on its head, feet and face, has prompted wild internet speculation that it is a more evolved version of the famous ‘Montauk monster’.

The creature was discovered by two nurses in the town of Kitchenuhmaykoosib in Ontario, Canada, while out on a walk with their dog. The animal, which has a long hairy body with bald skin on its head, feet and face, has prompted wild internet speculation that it is a more evolved version of the famous ‘Montauk monster’When the dog began sniffing in the lake, the two women started investigating, before the dog pulled the dead animal out.

More via  Beast found in Ontario | Mail Online.

May 20, 2010 Posted by | animals, Monsters | | Comments Off on Montauk Monster: Part two

Maybe the most widely reported lake monster you never heard of

Lake Memphremagog is a long finger-like freshwater glacial lake located between Newport, Vermont, United States and Magog, Quebec, Canada. The lake is 27 miles (43 km) long and its maximum recorded depth is 285 feet (87 m). Local legends talked of a sea serpent in its depths and the indigenous peoples told settlers not to swim in the lake. The creature was described by Norman Bingham in his novel, The Sea Serpent Legend, in 1926. In the book he revives old legends :

They saw a monster dark and grim

Coming with coiling surge and swim,

With lifted head and tusk and horn,

Fierce as the spirit of Hades born.

(Bullock, 1926 p. 71)

… There have been over 215 documented sighting of the sea serpent called Memphre since 1816. Most of the witnesses describe the creature as a long, black or dark green serpent or reptile swimming near or on the surface of the water.


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January 21, 2010 Posted by | animals, Monsters | | Comments Off on Maybe the most widely reported lake monster you never heard of

Is Nessie’s cousin in Cameron Lake, BC?

Brigette Horvath knew she saw something strange in Cameron Lake on Vancouver Island two years ago and a team of researchers say she might be right.

Was it a fish, an eel or some kind of serpent-like creature? She says she didn’t know. But Horvath grabbed her camera and managed to fire off one shot before the batteries failed.

More via Weird News – Canoe.ca.

September 20, 2009 Posted by | animals, Monsters | Comments Off on Is Nessie’s cousin in Cameron Lake, BC?

They better hope he isn’t Godzilla’s buddy

Picture 7

Nothing better sums up the relationship between the Japanese and robotics than a giant model robot model – 18 metres (59 feet) high and weighing 35 tonnes – that has taken pride of place in the centre of Tokyo.

The robot is one from the Gundam series, which began in the late 1970s. It towers over the capital’s Odaiba Island as an exact replica of what a “real life” robot would look like if it existed.


July 8, 2009 Posted by | Monsters, Robots | , , | 2 Comments


A couple enjoying a romantic weekend in the [Scottish] Highlands believe they may have had a close encounter with the Loch Ness Monster. Experts are now investigating this latest photograph, which was taken by accident, to establish if it is in fact the Loch’s most famous resident.

Ian Monckton, from Solihull, took his fiance Tracey Gordon to a cottage in Invermoriston on the shores of the loch to celebrate her 30th birthday. On their way back to the village at about 11pm they pulled into a lay-by. The driver’s window was wound down and before the couple stopped their car they heard a commotion in the water.

Using the car headlights and the flash from his camera to check their footing on the rocky shores of the loch, data analyst Ian unwittingly recorded this picture which he hopes could be the elusive monster.

Lots more at Our Strange World.

February 9, 2009 Posted by | animals, Monsters | , | Comments Off on Nessie?

There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio…

…In Chelyabinsk City, Russia, construction workers noticed movement in the water of a deep foundation ditch, where they’d tapped into an underground river, so the water never evaporated. Intrigued as to what was living in the water, the workers threw some food in the ditch which caused a frenzy of movement in the water. They panicked but somehow managed to get the “creature” out alive. When it tried to bite them they killed it. They said it was five feet long. So, do you have any idea what this creature is?


…what the men found at this construction site was indeed a prehistoric creature [most likely a Triop Notostraca] . Scientists believe that the external structure of the Triop hasn’t changed in about two hundred million years and that they are the oldest living animal species on Earth. Triops are similar to horseshoe crabs but they are smaller and have three eyes.They’re also called sheild shrimp or tadpole shrimp. They don’t have antennae like other crustaceans and what appears to be their antennae are their first pair of legs, which are also a sensory organ. When you look at the Triop from underneath, you’ll notice that it has a lot of legs – up to seventy in all.

Triop’s use their three eyes not to see with but to move toward or away from any light in their environment.

More at this link

January 17, 2009 Posted by | animals, Monsters, Strange | Comments Off on There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio…

It Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Gold Fish…


A savage fish that eats everything it comes across, including people, has been hooked by a British fisherman — sparking fears of a deadly invasion.

The giant snakehead, originating from South-East Asia, has a mouth crammed with teeth. It’s deadly in the water, but it can also “crawl” on land and survive out of water for up to four days.

The discovery of the fish in Linconshire, northern England, has caused widespread panic amongst conservationists and anglers.


February 20, 2008 Posted by | animals, Monsters | 2 Comments

Everything is bigger in Texas…

More at KENS 5: I-Team

More sightings of a huge flying creature, originally reported by KENS, have prompted an investigation to determine if it is a monster or myth.

“Even though it was dark, the thing itself was black. The blackest I’d ever seen,” said Frank Ramirez.

Years ago, Ramirez thought he was after a prowler in the back of his mother’s Southwest Side home. But what greeted him on the garage rooftop still gives him goosebumps now.

“That’s when the thing up there turned to me, and it was in a perched state, and it started to turn,” he said. “It started to move its arms and this giant blackness was just coming out. At that point, I dropped the stick and I ran.”

January 20, 2008 Posted by | animals, Monsters, Strange | 1 Comment

Chupacabra’s cousin? Chilean ‘Kangaroo-Legged’ Creature

More at This link: ‘Kangaroo-Legged’ Creature

Juan Berríos, a 40 year-old driver and an old-fashioned Chilean catholic, has never driven his vehicle again since his run-in with the monster. “He reached the truck stop in a state. His legs trembled,” said one of his co-workers, half-jokingly, at the same time he made the sign of the Cross just in case.

Up until 2 weeks ago, Santa Filomena was nothing more than a lonely and long alleyway in the locality of Viluco in Buin, where the peace was disturbed only by vehicles driving past it at high speed.

While the routine is unbreakable, the town is beginning to shake off its lethargy, but not because of the arrival of unstoppable modernity, but because of the apperance of an indescribable, hungry creature that hops across the streets with some small, wounded animal in its maw, and which has seen by bus drivers of the Buin-Maipo route, who decided to speak out after having experienced real fear.

January 13, 2008 Posted by | animals, Monsters, Strange | Comments Off on Chupacabra’s cousin? Chilean ‘Kangaroo-Legged’ Creature