Strange creature spotted on Minneapolis lake

Mysterious creature invades local lake: Local woman seen fleeing for her life. Is anyone safe?
Mysterious creature invades local lake: Local woman seen fleeing for her life. Is anyone safe?Courtesy Mark Ryan
There have been recent reports of sightings of some sort of sea monster on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. I don't live far from the lake so I thought I'd go see if I could spot the so-called "Lake Creature" or at least debunk the sightings. Rumors of mythical creatures are common in the area, like I've heard there's an elf living in a tree trunk on the south end of the same lake. I've seen where he supposedly lives but I've never seen the elf himself. So when I went to investigate, I wasn't expecting to see anything other than a large piece of driftwood or a massive floating blob of something like they saw in Alaska this week. But I got to tell you, this lake creature thing is for real. I saw him with my own eyes on the east side of the lake. The sight of it was so startling, I was afraid to stop my car to take a photo so I just snapped one as I sped by. Let's hope this thing hasn't already destroyed the bandshell.

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Thor's picture
Thor says:

Okay, I'm prepared for the on-rush of Nessie believers with comments to add on this. Sure this isn't just R.T. Rybak's latest city drinking water promotion?

posted on Fri, 07/17/2009 - 9:19am
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

On the subject of lake monsters, someone just pulled a corpse out of Okanagan Lake,, and thinks it might be the legendary Ogopogo monster.

I thought about giving this story its own post, but considering that the only information contained is that some dude found a "1.3 meter carcass with a spinal chord and vertebrae" in the lake, and that some other dude is really excited about it... Well, I might leave this one be until more information surfaces, eh?

You know what else has a spinal chord and vertebrae, and is occasionally found floating in lakes? Me. And I'm over 1.2 meters. I need more from my cryptozoology stories.

posted on Fri, 07/17/2009 - 1:46pm
Paul Pants's picture
Paul Pants says:

I am the Ogopogo monster. I have a job as an electrical engineer, and live happily with the wife and two kids.

posted on Fri, 07/17/2009 - 4:25pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

So it wasn't you? I thought not.

posted on Fri, 07/17/2009 - 4:28pm
poptartlover's picture
poptartlover says:

Umm... the "local woman fleeing for her life" is taking a jog! What's with you people?

posted on Fri, 07/17/2009 - 6:32pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

You have no idea.

posted on Fri, 07/17/2009 - 10:48pm

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