Sunday 30 July 2023

Giant Turtle or Fish?


A Giant Turtle?

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is said to the home of a large sea creature called the Moha Moha.

 It is described as  8 feet wide( 2.7 metres) and about 5 feet high(1. 6 metres) with a long-necked and  a large, dome-shaped back ending in a  huge  tail.Some say it is 30 feet(10 metres) long. Locals say it is aggressive and had attacked and killed tribe members.

James Cook was said to have seen it in the 1770s swimming around the ship.

In 1890 a school teacher called Lovell saw it on Great Sandy Island.It was reported as being seen 9 times over the following days. In January 1891, an article about the sighting was published in Land and Water Magazine.It stated the Moha-Moha had a saurian face with teeth. The skin was glossy and smooth  and it had no visible nostrils,Its colour varied from greeny white to shades of grey.

In 1964 Jacob Lack reported seeing a decomposing carcass on the rocks of the Moha Moha.There is no proof of this.

In general the sightings were treated with derision but the locals believe it exists.It appears to be a combined fish and turtle. I was reminded of the first descriptions of plesiosaurs from fossil remains as a snake threaded through a turtle .Food for thought perhaps.



Russian Wild men.


Russian Bigfoot and Smallfoot?

In the Kola Peninsula is said to reside a large bigfoot like creature called Afonya.Described as 7 or 8 feet (about 2.5 metres) in height with grayish hair over its body. Its stride is reported to be over 4 feet (1.3 metres) in length and is mainly nocturnal.

A  legend of the area talks of  a terrible giant Kuiva, who in ancient times attacked the inhabitants of the peninsula, another claims that small people live under the ground there .

In 1988 six teenagers fishing at Lake Lovozero said the creature threw stones at their cabin .A local warden /ranger also saw it and said it had a call like a moo sound.A team of researchers the following year recorded whistling sounds and saw footprints.The prints were 15 inches (37 cms) long.

In 1996, a man looking for pieces of meterorite,illegally, heard strange sounds near his tent. He claimed he saw three furry creatures with human faces .He said they had fangs and green eyes and he fled the area.

So could both legends be true? Both large and small human like creatures have been reported.Unfortunately like many of the stories that come from remote areas it is difficult to get proof.



Thursday 6 July 2023

New film of Canadian Lake Monster ?


Return of a Lake Monster?

June 23, 2023

A family called McRae on vacation at Lake Shuswap in British Columbia filmed  what appeared to be a creature that could be a  lake monster known as Shuswaggi. They reported seeing a a large shape like  a whale, briefly surface and then submerge, which caused "these massive ripples" to radiate from the spot out on the lake. The subsequent footage largely shows "little mysterious-looking grey blobs," the protrusions were "as if a circle was spinning in the water, one hump after another, in a perfect line.When they saw a motor boat in the area later that day, they were able to compare the wake that it created and indicated that it paled in comparison to the ripples created by the creature.

You can read the full story and see the video here :

Shuswap Lake is  located in  British Columbia, Canada. The  Lake consists of four arms, forming the shape of the letter H.It has a depth of over 500 feet at its deepest point.Shuswap Lake is reputed to have  a monster called  Shugumu or Shuswaggi.

The earliest encounter with the creature was from a Secwepemc First Nations hunter in 1904 who claimed to have killed a strange creature in Shuswap Lake.

Then in 1948, a man fishing on the lake said  a large  creature swam under his boat, clipping the bottom and almost tipped it over.

On July 27th the same year ,  a farmer by the name of  Sinclair had let his cattle out to graze on his property next to Shuswap Lake. He saw something in the water and as he moved closer for a better view a large black creature begin to move farther out and started submerging.

In 1970, a family having  a birthday party next to Shuswap Lake reported seeing a long, grey-green object moving under the lake water that appeared to move quickly before rising out of the water, turning around and heading away.

In 1984  Linda Griffiths and her family  were out on the lake when she saw something and  grabbing her binoculars she saw a serpent-like creature swim in front of the boat. After the sighting, Linda described it as being about  25ft long with greyish-brown skin and no scales.

In 2018 Larry Roberts and two others reported a sighting .It had flat bumps on its back and was estimated to be 60 feet long. You can read his eyewitness report here :

On March  23rd 2019 Loren and his friend Brodie Blair ,fishermen, were filming another episode of  Two Guys With Flies for their Facebook page when they encountered  the creature.

“Out of the blue from behind us, what we heard was almost like the breach of a whale, like the water coming out of its spout,” Loren told Global News. “As I was videoing my buddy here fishing I turned the camera around and I started videotaping what we thought was… it was really weird like waves… but you could see the shininess of the humps.”

On the video, Blair could be heard calling what they’re seeing ‘The Shuswaggi’.

In May 2019 Dawn Dumont spotted something in the lake while she was driving her son to an appointment in Salmon Arm and then again at a public beach in Scotch Creek.

“I was kind of hoping to see it again and to my surprise I think that I did. Whatever it was, it was big. It looked like there were some kind of black humps. I had seen it twirling around a bit and then it went under,” Dupont reported.

So does the lake house a serpent like creature or is it a sturgeon as some claim? Could it be a giant eel or an unknown creature? The video films are, as usual ,difficult to accurately assess and could show anything from waves to a monster to birds in formation.