The Susquehanna River Legend
The Susquehanna River is a major river located in the north eastern mid-Atlantic United States. It is 444 miles (715 km) long and drains into the Chesapeake Bay. Kettle Creek is a tributary of the West Branch Susquehanna River running through Tioga, Potter, and Clinton counties, in Pennsylvania. It is 43 miles (69 km) long.
There is a legend of a monster or unknown creature in the river around Kettle Creek.From the 1800’s it was variously called it was a creature from the sea that swam in during a flood and got trapped.
It swam in the waters of Kettle Creek and the
Susquehanna River, overturning lumber rafts and howling at night. Some thought
Most would say this was just a tall tale and I was inclined to agree until I saw this reported below.
Posted May 28, 2020
A likely new Pennsylvania record for flathead catfish – a monster weighing 56.3 pounds – was pulled from the Schuylkill River in the Philadelphia area on Sunday night. When certified by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Pierce’s flathead will top the existing record by almost 6 pounds. That 50-pound 7-ounce fish was caught in the Susquehanna River, near the Muddy Creek public access in York County, on April 6, 2019, by Jeff Bonawitz, of East Lampeter Township.
Could the Susquehanna Seal have been a large catfish? Large catfish have been known to drag people under water .They are often mistaken for river monsters .