A 20 feet ( over 6 metres) monster has been reported along the Monongahela River in Marion County the Ohio and Allegheny (West Virginia and Pennsylvania).It has had several names including the Rivesville Monster or the Hoult Monster, but it is usually called Ogua. Some describe it as a huge snapping turtle ,some more alligator like.Some say it has two heads and comes on land and can eat a whole deer. In prehistoric times giant turtles did live in the area.
It was first mentioned in 1745 in Hoult when a 12 Year old boy was pulled under water by the creature while fishing with his family. The boy was never found. There have been more sightings since then .
Two West Virginia men claimed to have seen the monster in 2019. The two fishermen at first thought a homeless person had fallen in the river until they saw a snake-like tail.Nate Moreno and Jake Byers believe they saw the Ogua River Monster while fishing for catfish. The two men spotted the Ogua Monster in the moonlight, initially thinking it might have been a homeless person who fell in the river. They watched Ogua between 5 and 10 minutes. One of the guys claimed to have seen the monster just a few days prior. It looked something like “someone swimming on their hands and knees, crawling across the rocks” except it had a snake-like tail. Read their story here:
A prehistoric survivor or an anomaly? Hopefully more sightings will show what is lurking among the cat fish.