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 .
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?
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.
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.
it was a large snake or a catfish. Very large Blue Catfish have been caught in
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
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.