Saturday, August 24, 2013

California Lake Monster



 (Lake Elizabeth, Palmdale, CA)

When I was growing up, there was a supposed lake monster on the Chesapeake, named Chessie. Nearly every body of water has its moments where it reveals something confusing that begins the gossip that legends are made of. 

Lake Elizabeth in California has one such story of a lake monster. In fact, reports go all the way back to the early 1800s when a rancher who had a property near the lake. There were many reports of missing animals. Then, a giant winged creature was reported to fly over the property at night. The locals reported the bullets bouncing off its body if they shot at it. Eventually, ranch hands left, the ranch closed down and was abandoned. The next purchaser of the property had his animals go missing too, but he put up a fight, shooting at the beast and hitting it in the nose with his rifle butt. The monster supposedly retreated into the lake. They believed it then headed towards Arizona.  It was described as having bat wings, the neck of a giraffe, the head of a bulldog, six legs, and a wingspan of 50 feet and smelled horribly.  Reminds me of another creature - 

(Jersey Devil - above)


Interestingly, In April 1890 the Tombstone Epitaph (and/or possibly another) newspaper reported that 2 men had shot and killed a Thunderbird. Many people claimed that a picture accompanied the article which showed the gigantic bird with a wingspan of anywhere from 20 to 160 feet (recollections are vague) in front of a group of men. An exhaustive search by the Epitaph, authorities on old west photography and several different magazines over the years have failed to come up with the photo, but that hasn't stopped people from claiming that they saw it.

The creature has been described as having bat wings, the neck of a giraffe, the head of a bulldog, six legs, a length of at least fifty feet, and emit a horrible nauseating stench. - See more at: http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=37#sthash.Ddx9TudD.dpuf
The creature has been described as having bat wings, the neck of a giraffe, the head of a bulldog, six legs, a length of at least fifty feet, and emit a horrible nauseating stench. - See more at: http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=37#sthash.Ddx9TudD.dpuf
The creature has been described as having bat wings, the neck of a giraffe, the head of a bulldog, six legs, a length of at least fifty feet, and emit a horrible nauseating stench. - See more at: http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=37#sthash.Ddx9TudD.dpuf

2 comments:

  1. Six legs and wingspan of 50 feet does not sound like the New Jersey's devil to me. Maybe a mutant insect or a bukavac.

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  2. It occurs to me that first of all, one must embrace the view that says there is nothing stranger than reality, nothing wilder than the truth. With that in mind, I wonder if some of these "Monster sightings" can be attributed to "Dimensional slips", or bleed-throughs from some parallel reality.But, since "good science" requires tangible proof, as in a captured specimen/dead body,this proof is not forthcoming. I have seen things that were unexplainable in conventional terms, yet definitely real. As for proof, I know what I saw. We live in a strange world, I can tell you that.

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