The Hollow Block Lake Creature
A fishing trip to Portland, Indiana’s Hollow Block Lake was
cut short when five young men encountered a strange creature.They claimed a square-shaped monster emerged screeching from
the water. It rose like a submarine and was about 8 feet long. This was the third
sighting in two years and taken seriously by the local police.
Source : The
Indianapolis Star, Indiana, 05 Aug 1960,
Earlier that year another water monster caused a
stir .It was called the monster of Craig’s Well.About 30 miles south of
Portland is Lynn where the monster appeared in a well.
This monster described as "an eerie beast with a
dome-shaped head, two bulbous eyes and eight flailing tenacles as long as a
man's arm," was found in a cistern
on Dan Craig's farm. Craig eventually pumped the 12-foot-deep well dry. At the bottom an the octopus-like monster could be seen crawling
among the debris left there. Craig described the monster as
"mushroom coloured" and said the tentacles had grey lobster-type claws on the ends.
Source: Logansport Press June 9, 1960
The creature disappeared leaving some to speculate
it had made a new home in Hollow Block Lake.
The two creatures did not have the same description
so unlikely but what was at the bottom of Craig’s well? .In the gloom it could have
been an ordinary animal that looked like a monster or it could have been some
new species.What do you think?