Bigfoot might be King of the Cryptids, but Nessie and other lake monsters are definitely the queen(s) when it comes to hidden monsters. People have been reporting lake monsters for hundreds of years, and one man believes that they have to be seeing something.
In an age when Bigfoot is the most commonly reported type of cryptid sighting, a researcher has opted to investigate an alternative creature that was once the source of fear and awe worldwide.
Engineering technologist Denver Michaels, a 42-year-old Virginia resident, has been investigating the lake monster phenomenon for over 20 years.
“It all started in high school,” he tells Cryptozoology News. “An Unsolved Mysteries episode about the Ogopogo exposed me to the idea that the Loch Ness Monster is only one of many lake monsters. Until then, the Loch Ness Monster was the only lake monster that I was familiar with.”
His book, People are Seeing Something: A Survey of Lake Monsters in the United States and Canada and published last January, shows his dedication to the lake cryptids.
“I believe that sincere and honest people are seeing mysterious creatures in the water and these reports should be taken seriously. In this book I cover in detail a number of lake monsters across the US and Canada. I covered lake monsters in 6 Canadian provinces and 30 states. With each creature, I examine a number of reported sightings. I also look at characteristics of the lakes in which these creatures are said dwell to try and determine if a link can be established,” he explains about the 272-page document.
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