Cayuga Lake is the longest lake at 38.2 miles and the widest at 1.75 miles of the
The first widespread report was printed in the January 5, 1897, edition of the Ithaca Journal. According to the account, the year marked what was the 69th annual confirmed report of the creature. The paper named the beast, Old Greeny. The Ithaca Journal reported that their staff had been living in daily anticipation of Old Greeny’s appearance, and had refused assignments which would take them near the water’s edge because they were afraid of the beast.( good journalistic ploy there ) In the January 5 1897 report , an Ithacan who was driving along the lake’s eastern shore with a friend saw what he knew must be the large, long sea serpent, although a tramp, who had also seen the creature, later told a Journal reporter that he believed it to be a muskrat.
Isolated reports of the creature continued until1929, when people began reporting not one, but two creatures were to be seen cavorting simultaneously along the
Then in 1974, a teenager by the name of Steven Griffin claimed to have been attacked by Old Greeny while swimming in the waters of
In 1979 while Jack Marshall, owner of J.T. Marshall Professional Diving Service, was boating with some friends on
So although a sturgeon has been cited as the culprit ,from the descriptions it sounds more like a giant eel. As more and more of these similar stories emerge from lakes around the world, it sets the intriguing question are large eels living in the lakes and have not yet been discovered by modern science?