Charles Mill Lake Creature(s)
Charles Mill Dam is located on the Black Fork of the Mohican River. Charles Mill is a reservoir located in central Ohio near the junction of State Routes 430 and 603. Charles Mill Lake is a quiet place where families have picnics or go there for boating, camping, fishing etc.
In 1959, three young men from Ohio claimed to have had an encounter with a bizarre creature at the Mill Lake Reservoir .Denny Patterson, Wayne Armstrong and Michael Lane said that they were playing near the shores of the Charles Mill Reservoir at night when they saw a seven feet tall creature come up out of the water in front of them.
They described it later as being a huge, arm less humanoid with luminous, green eyes and large, webbed feet. Needless to say the teens panicked and ran and alerted the authorities.
When local police went to the reservoir to investigate they discovered a series of tracks that resembled the foot gear worn by skin divers along the shore.
No more was heard about it but then another creature was sighted.This creature had orange eyes. In 1963 the creature was seen by many witnesses who described it as as being approximately eleven feet tall and its approximate weight as 1,000 pounds.
The next recorded encounter with the orange eyed creature on April 22, 1968 when a group of children claimed to have accidentally come across the creature.Then in June 1991 a pair of anglers claimed to have sighted it near Willis Creek.
I could find no more encounters after this. If it wasn’t a hoax then the first question is- is it two different creatures or was the first encounter with a juvenile? Was it some sort of aquatic creature or a type of bigfoot?
I then came across a story that some locals were saying that a tramp was responsible. The tramp apparently carrying or wearing two lamps on his head. The tramp would have to be extremely tall and well built to fit the descriptions of the witnesses. However it is easy to mistake sizes and shapes of things when you are shocked or scared or when it is dark.
So unless some more sightings occur or some evidence is found, it remains a mystery .