Sunday, 28 May 2023

Lake Travis Monsters and UFOs.


Lake Travis Strangeness

Lake Travis is a large body of water  in Texas ,63.75 miles long, and  is 210 foot (70 metres)  at its deepest point.It was built as  a reservoir to deal with the Colorado River flooding the area which was then mostly argricultural.The Pedernales River, a major tributary of the Colorado River, flows into the lake. Fish in the lake include largemouth bass, guadalupe bass, white bass, striped bass and catfish .

 September 5, 2020, a boat parade took place . The Travis County Sheriff's office reported that they had received multiple calls involving boats in distress, and that several boats had sank.Was  it the wake of all the boats that caused it or something else?

Lake Travis is said to have a mysterious lake monster called  Ole Hippie.The name comes from many supposed sightings near Lake Travis’s Hippie Hollow area. Many reported sightings in the early 2000s mention something big below the water’s surface. There have been old legends about monsters in the area in the rivers.

  On Saturday, April 4 2009, Steve Jones,  reported seeing a strange creature while fishing on the   lake.He said it was about 8am and he was in his boat when a large shadow passed under the boat.He related that  it must have been 50 feet long (approx 16 metres) and  estimated it was about 20 feet ( 7 metres) below him but the water was murky so difficult to get a clear view. .It took off at speed.

Perhaps it was a large snake or a catfish. Very large Blue Catfish have been caught in the area.

However the strangeness doesn’t stop there .

In 2007  a biology professor and a student were at the lake at night. The professor wanted to test out the flash on his camera so took a photo. That photo when developed showed a human like figure in the back ground.Theories abound from a bigfoot type creature, to a mer-being from the lake to a camper caught unawares with his trousers down.It remains an unsolved mystery.

UFO sightings have also been reported around the lake so could it have been extra terrestrial? In 2018, a camper claimed to have filmed  a rod-shaped UFO when visiting the lake. In 2021 NFL player Baker Mayfield and his wife Emily claimed to have seen something unusual fly over the lake.

I have often said on this blog how some places seem to invite strangeness and maybe Lake Travis is another of those places.

Loch Long Monster


Long Long Mystery

Loch Long is a body of water in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The Sea Loch  measures 20 miles (30 kilometres) in length and is 2 miles (3 kilometres ) wide at its widest. The loch is joined to  Loch Goil, on its western side.

In September 2022 A “monster”  was photographed in the Loch.

Strange creature spotted in Loch Long could be 'Nessie on holiday'

Jamie Houghton was bird-watching when he spotted the odd creature breaking the surface of the loch.A strange creature spotted at one of Scotland's most popular lochs has led to people asking if Nessie has decided to take a wee holiday. Jamie Houghton, 50, was bird-watching at Loch Long when he spotted something odd in the water.

The insurance broker from Derbyshire was shocked when he noticed a commotion on the surface on the loch, quickly grabbing his phone he was able to capture a few pics of the creature which appears to have dark mottled skin which is covered in seaweed.

Jamie explained he was visiting the loch in Argyll near the holiday lodges at Ardgartan in June this year when he snapped the intriguing images.

"It was difficult to say what size it was as it was some distance away," he said. "Sort of close to the middle of the Loch, the pictures I took are zoomed in and cropped heavily on just a basic camera.

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 However Long Long has several visitors including grey seals, pilot whales, porpoises, dolphins and  even a humpback whale has been spotted. So the monster could well be the fin or tail of a whale or dolphin.

Until you read Loch Goil was also said  to have a monster.It was called a sea dragon and according to folklore attacked strangers .A knight may have caused its demise but very little information is available. A few lines in an old text written by a traveller.

So a sea creature or a monster? We will see if any more sightings are reported.

Tuesday, 25 April 2023

Did a Huge Creature Move this Equipment?


Who — or what — moved this underwater observatory in the sea  off  Newfoundland?

An underwater observatory was disconnected last month and found 225 metres (75 yards)from its usual spot.

“You'd think an underwater observatory that weighs over a ton, is the size of a car and is tethered to fibre optic cable would stay put on the sea floor of Holyrood Arm, right?

Well, it hasn't — and researchers at the Marine Institute are left trying to figure out who, or what, moved it."We really don't know what happened. And there's been all kind of discussion around everything from, you know, the ice somehow impacting it. but of course … we're down almost 300 feet. There was no ice there doing that," Bill Carter, director of the Institute's Centre for Applied Ocean Technology, said Wednesday."There's also been discussion around marine animals, and could they have impacted that? And who knows at this point?"

The observatory had been stationary on the sea floor since February 2021, Carter said, but its video feed was acting up around 4 a.m. on March 27.One hour later, the feed was clear but wasn't shooting where it should be. Shortly after, Carter said, the observatory lost power and all communication with researchers."We've managed to get out with, I guess, three trips with autonomous, remote-operated vehicles," he said."We found the fibre optic cable and all was looking good with it. And when we finally traced our way out 4½ kilometres, the cable itself was sitting there but there was no observatory on the end of it.… [We] went back down on that mark with an ROV and discovered our observatory upside down on the sea floor."

The observatory was located 225 metres from its original position, Carter said.He said it's not uncommon for equipment to move around in bodies of water but he's perplexed as to what could have ripped the cable and shifted the observatory that far."It's … really important to get this thing back and repaired and back in position," Carter said."But I think the message really at the end of the day [is] working on the ocean is a complicated thing. And, you know, it's never predictable."Carter says researchers have been able to get a line out to the observatory and are waiting on ideal weather conditions to pull it from Holyrood Arm and assess the damage.

While the mystery remains, though, he's just happy they were able to get it back."You somewhat get used to losing stuff. But it's never a good feeling," he said."Fortunately I guess in my career I've always been fortunate enough to find the stuff.


There is a long history of sea monster sightings in the Newfoundland seas, see links below:

To say nothing of the famous lake monster:

So could a huge creature be responsible for moving the equipment, after all it was encroaching on its territory.

Friday, 14 April 2023

New Nessie Sightings


Nessie seen again in UK and USA

Nessie ‘sighting’ as tourist snaps mysterious shape with ‘huge neck’ on Loch Ness

John Payne, 55, from Newport in Wales, was admiring the scenery from his hotel window (Foyers area )when he noticed some strange movement on the loch.

John said: "I was looking out at the scenery from the window and this huge thing just appeared out of nowhere.

"I tried to get a picture but it was gone and then it popped up again further down the loch.

"I took another picture and then zoomed in on my camera in and waited to see if it would appear again and it did.

"It must have been something very large because we were about a mile away from the loch and I could see it clearly.

"You wouldn't have been able to see a bird or anything from that far away - it had to be something large.

Source more see photos here :

What is different here is that Nessie is described as having a huge neck, normally it is thought to have a slender neck.Perhaps it was not the head end but the rear end or a fin? Explanations put forward include a shadow on the water and a bird in flight.Have a look and make your own mind up.

Mean while in the USA:

Mystery 'Loch Ness' Fish Sets New Orleans Fishermen Buzzing

A bizarre creature spotted splashing in a lagoon in New Orleans City Park has mystified locals.

A video of the aquatic enigma posted online by the local Early Partners preschool shows the animal floating at the surface of the water, initially still, before it's seen slowly swimming off into the distance."We looked into the water and saw a mysterious serpent-like creature. It is nothing I have seen before land or sea," Kim Frusciante, a founder of the school, told news station WGNO. Frusciante spotted the creature while visiting the park with her family.

My children were a combination of terrified and excited as many children would be seeing a beast in City Park," she said. "It was quite long. I have a 4-year-old slightly smaller than it and it was weaving on the surface and [had] a lot of scales. The tail was red and it was swishing around aimlessly hanging out on the surface much longer than a normal fish."

One commenter claimed that they had seen the very same creature the week before in the same location, and were surprised that it was still alive.

Source and read rest here :

Does New Orleans have its own Nessie or is it as some say just a large carp? It is described as serpent like which would suggest a snake not a fish.What do you think?

Thursday, 30 March 2023

Wolverhampton Big Cat


Wolverhampton Panther

There have been reports for some years of an alien big cat in the Wolverhampton area.Some say it was a pet released into the wild when the laws changed over the keeping of wild animals domestically.This report from 1994 is very dramatic.

Black cat attacks hunters

From the Wolverhampton Express and Star, 1st February 1994

An article reported that a black cat the size of a Great Dane had attacked an alien big cat hunter Nick Dyke and a female  companion in a churchyard at Inkberrow, Mr Dyke and his companion were trying to attract  the animal with dead chickens when it leapt into a nearby tree. According to Mr. Dyke, the cat  slammed into his head and shoulders, sending him flying backwards, then reared up and lashed out at his companion, gashing her rib cage before running away.

I was unable to find out any further information.The story continues however over a number of years.

In 2001 a large black cat was reported as being seen in Prints Wombourne, near Wolverhampton .Then large cat like paw prints  were found in a garden in the village.The same year in Astley, near Stourbridge a  large cat was seen and people reported hearing strange rasping and  growling noises in the trees.

The headlines continued:

Panther-like cat spotted in Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton News Published: Nov 5, 2010

A large panther-like cat has been spotted in Wolverhampton, alarming eye-witnesses who have warned local dog-walkers to be cautious.Police are investigating the sighting in Wednesfield after retired union officer Andrew Hall alerted them to the potential danger. The 55-year-old was on the phone in his kitchen when he saw what he thought was a black bin liner stuck in a tree beyond his back garden.

"But as I talked I saw the shape move and realised that it was a living creature, about as big as a German Shepherd," said Mr Hall.

"People will probably think I'm a nutter but it was definitely a cat by the way it moved.

In Himley, near Dudley - A puma-like cat was spotted in the area. Around the same time two sheep were found savaged.


Then in 2018 :

A mysterious creature which some believe could be a lion, has been filmed roaming the streets of a West Midlands town.Dawn Paige said she got the "shock of my life" when she spotted the animal as she checked her security camera footage after someone had moved her bins at her home in Oldbury, near Birmingham. Standing at around a metre tall, the creature which moves in a manner reminiscent of a big cat, appears to have a long tail.



Panthers can live up to 23 years old in  captivity but tend to only survive 12 -15 years in the wild. However they would have no natural predators in the UK.So it could possibly be the same animal but unlikely.What do you think mistaken identity or living Panther ?

Mexico Lake Monster?


Lake Monster or Something Else?

An intriguing story about a Lake monster in Mexico has been in the news.

New Loch Ness monster 'spotted' by swimmers with police now searching lake

Story by Christopher Sharp


Mexico are searching for a Loch Ness-style monster they say could be living in a reservoir near a dam in the city of Atizapan de Zaragoza. The creature has reportedly been seen by locals swimming in the lake. According to reports, the civic leaders and police have been inundated with sightings. One photo which is believed to show the monster has gone viral after being posted on the local town hall website. The photograph appears to reveal what appears to be a dark body which could have a fin or a curved back coming from the waters of Madin Dam Basin.

Local town hall officials have now ordered police to patrol the lake and find out the cause of the sightings. Local media quoted Atizapan Town Hall who said in a statement: "This fact adds to comments from residents of Atizapan, who assure that a dinosaur lives at the bottom of the dam, which protects the place.

Some believe it could be a huge crocodile or a large blob of faeces from sewage water.

Nevertheless, local authorities are taking the matter seriously and aim to get to the bottom of the sightings.”

From the local Paper:

Reports of a strange animal in the Madín Dam, the municipal police of Atizapán announced that they will do special rounds.

The municipality of Atizapán de Zaragoza, in the State of Mexico, declared that it has received news of several alleged sightings of a large animal in the Madín Dam. Presumably, the neighbors would point out that it is a “dinosaur”.

The strange report was made on March 19 through the municipality’s official Facebook account. According to the publication, local authorities received intriguing reports about an animal in the dam.Neighbors of the area surrounding the Madín Dam reported the sighting of a large silhouette in the depths of the aquatic body.

The government of Atizapán also pointed out that several inhabitants “say that a dinosaur dedicated to protecting the place lives at the bottom of the dam.” Therefore, the local government will carry out patrols around the dam: , others commented that for at least 30 years there have been suspicions of “a large carp” living in the dam,

Science however may have the answer.

 “It was found that the polluted water of the Madín Dam gave rise to embryolethality, embryotoxicity, congenital abnormalities, and oxidative stress on the common carp embryos.”.


I suspect a mutated large fish is the resident of the dam rather than a dinosaur. What do you think?

Thursday, 2 February 2023

Wolf Pond Giant Snake?

 Wolf Pond Reptile

Wolf Pond is a  fishing lake in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.A 30 foot(10 metres) long creature is said to live there. Last reported in the 1800’s.  It's described as black with yellow bands and a green head, and measured about 6 feet ( 2 metres)  wide.One fisherman was said to have panicked on seeing it and he tried to hit it with an oar.The creature capsized his boat before disappearing back into the lake.It is mentioned in a book by  Charles Skinner “ Buried Treasure and Storied Waters” written in the 1900s.

It appeared to be a huge snake. Snakes are present in the area but none that large.Could it have been an aberration ,a one off that grew very large? No recent sightings have been recorded