Chessie, is the reportedly frequently sighted creature around the
In 1936, one of the earliest mentions of Chessie was made when the crew of a military helicopter flying over the
“This thing was about away, at right angles from our boat. At first it looked like something floating on the water. It was black and the part of it that was out of the water seemed about long. It has a head about as big as a football and shaped somewhat like a horse’s head. It turned its head around several times—almost all the way around.”
A sighting by Aditya Baliga reads : "It came out of the water. It raised its head out of the water. It had fins and it seemed like it had hard scales on its body. It raised so high that its head could even been seen by the person in the crow's nest. It then quickly dove back into the water and turned back and started swimming. The way it turned back you could see its tail was fanned." (The Legendary Sea Monster of the
In 1978, a retired CIA employee, Donald Kyker, reported seeing Chessie and 3 other creatures 75 yards off shore. His neighbours, the Smoots', also witnessed the creatures. They gave descriptions of a 30 ft, sleek, dark gray creature swimming at about 8 miles per hour..
In 1980 four charter boats carrying 25 people observed a creature.
In 1982 Robert and Karen Frew videotaped what was thought to be Chessie near
. So many reports have been filed about Chessie that Mike Frizzell, Director of Project Enigma, a study of the Chessie phenomena, was able to correlate it's appearances with motion of Bluefin fish in the area, suggesting that the serpent uses the fish as a food source.
There was a another sighting of the creature in 1997, off the shore of Fort Smallwood State Park, very close to shore.
A photograph of an unknown sea creature taken by Trudy Guthrie in 1980 was later identified as a manatee from
See hear for the latest manatee sighting :
http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/manatee09/ Loren Coleman on July 21st, 2009 “
An interesting article here:http://www.bayweekly.com/year09/issue_22/burton.html by George Zug, chairman of the Smithsonian Institution’s Department of Vertebrate Zoology, in response to questions concerning a purported sea creature videotaped off Love Point on Memorial Day, 1982