Bessie (Lake Erie)
In the waters of Lake Erie in Cleveland there is said to be a creature stirring. The creature nicknamed “Bessie” and also known to locals as “South Bay Bessie” has been sighted in the waters of the lake since the 1800’s. The creature has been reported to have a snake-like body ranging from 30-40 ft in length and being grayish in color. Sightings of the creature have occurred intermittently and in greater frequency within the last couple of decades.
In 1992 the creature was reportedly blamed for an attack that killed three people. A survivor of the attack sai the creature’s head was as large as a car. Unfortunately this report is considered a myth as the source of the story is in fact “the weekly world news” and cannot be confirmed. There is still a reward being offered for a humane capture of a live Bessie.
The existence of “South Bay Bessie” has been and still is rejected by a majority of mainstream scientist. Many say that Lake Erie simply doesn’t offer the necessary habitat and food sources for a sizeable creature as described in reports to survive and especially maintain a breading population.
Is Bessie simply a myth brought about from various other lake monster tales ? Could Lake Erie end up being the unexpected spot for a real lake monster to be captured ?
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