posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 08:25 PM
Look up lake Erie lake monster Bessie.
Bessie is a name given to an alleged lake monster in Lake Erie, also known as "South Bay Bessie". The first recorded sighting of Bessie
occurred in 1793, and more sightings have occurred intermittently and in greater frequency in the last three decades. Bessie is reported to be
snake-like and 9–12 m (30–40 ft) long, at least a foot in diameter, with a grayish color.
While shooting at ducks north of Sandusky Ohio in 1793; the captain of the sloop Felicity startled a large creature (snake) described as “more than
a rod (16 ½ ft.) in length”
July 1817, the crew of a schooner reported a 30 to 40-foot long serpent, dark in colour.
Later that year, another boat crew spotted a similar animal, this time copper-coloured and 60 feet in length. This time, they shot at it with muskets,
which had no visible effect.
A third 1817 incident took place near Toledo, when French settlers – two brothers named Dusseau—encountered a huge monster on the beach, writhing
in what they took to be its death throes. The brothers described it as between 20 and 30 feet in length and shaped like a large sturgeon, except that
it had arms. The panicked brothers fled the scene, and when they returned later, the creature had disappeared, presumably carried off by waves after
its death. All that was left of its presence were marks on the beach and a number of silver scales about the size of silver dollars.