One of the more popular urban myths involving the origin of Oggie was from 1972, when a boy scout returned from a camping trip with a salamander. When the boy eventually lost interest in the creature the parents released in into the sewer where it ended up in the lake and was immediately immersed in pollutants. This then mutated the salamander to a monster. In 1977 a cub scout troop reported a dragon like creature swimming in the lake. Some sightings have described it as an alligator. Oggie has become a local celebrity, and appears in the area’s annual Halloween festivities as a large fibreglass statue on parade.
How likely is it? Well this a report on the quality of the lake water:
So it sounds like things are improving for the lake but if, as is reported, mercury had been tipped into the lake, it is unlikely that anything could survive in there. Most mercury spills kill off the fish and poison the plant life and that would mean no food source. I think we can chalk this up to urban myth and the stuff of horror films but if anyone knows anything different please post a comment