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Akron’s ‘Pond Monster’ Versus Ohio’s Many Water Cryptids

Have you ever wondered why Ohio doesn’t have an official state monster? Me neither, but one reason might be it has too many mythical creatures, swimming monsters and other strange cryptids to choose just one. If the Loveland Frogman, the Minerva Monster, the Grassman or any other Buckeye State beasts are planning to lobby the state legislature for the title, they might want to step up their efforts because there may be a new cryptid in the competition… the Akron Pond Monster.

“What is it?”

That’s the extent of the analysis by Jeremy Durant, an Ohio resident who this week recorded and uploaded not one but two short videos (see the first here and the second here) of something apparently swimming or floating in the Little Turtle Pond, which is not far from the famous Firestone Country Club and golf course (which has hosted the PGA championship three times) and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park where there have been a number of Bigfoot and/or Ohio Grassman encounters. Mysterious Universe was on top of the story and reported that Durant thought it might be an alligator – a species not native to Ohio, while wildlife officials from the Summit Metro Parks thought it might be a dying fish.

Could it be Bessie, Lake Erie’s monster namesake of its American Hockey League team, or one of her offspring? It’s about 40 miles from Lake Erie to Little Turtle Pond, but the alleged 40-foot monster, first reported in 1793 by a ship’s captain, was generally seen further west near the lake’s large islands. One theory is that Bessie was a large lake sturgeon, which the lake still has but in smaller numbers and length. While Little Turtle Pond does have fish (and turtles), it’s not suitable for sturgeons.

How about a Frog Man? The pond is over 200 miles from Loveland, a Cincinnati suburb where in 1955 a man reported seeing three four-foot-tall upright frogs apparently talking (croaking?) and waving a wand (hoping one would turn into a princess?). The Loveland Frog Men have been reported numerous times (most recently in 2016) but always in Loveland near the Little Miami River.

Maybe it was the Charles Mills Lake Monster? In the initial 1959 sighting, three boys allegedly witnessed a 7-foot-tall armless humanoid with scales, luminous green eyes and large webbed feet emerge from the lake (a manmade reservoir), which is about 60 miles from Little Turtle Pond. While it was never seen again, some think the 1963 report of an 11-foot-tall hairy beast with orange eyes spotted near the Charles Mills Reservoir was actually the Lake Monster.

Could it be a turtle monster?

Could that “thing” be the Crosswick Monster? In 1882, a boy in Crosswick, which is 20 miles north of Loveland, claimed he was carried off by a reptilian monster rumored to be living in or near a local creek. The boy was found in a massive tree, which 60 local men chopped down and found the monster, which ran off, but not before they got a good look at it.

“It is described as being 30 to 40 feet long, 12 to 14 feet tall when erect, 16 inches in diameter, and legs 4 feet long. It is covered with scales like a lizard’s, of black and white color with large yellow spots. Its head about 16 inches wide, with a long forked tongue, and the mouth inside deep red.”

The Crosswick Monster was never found nor seen again and some people think it was an escaped monitor lizard or an alligator that the excited and possibly inebriated men saw.

Which brings us back to the Little Turtle Pond monster. Was it an alligator as Jeremy Durant speculated? A dying fish? Or will it be entered into the annals of Ohio cryptids?

Did you watch the videos? Good luck with that!

Source: Mysterious Universe

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Grandfather Encounters Tall Pale Humanoid Entity In His Backyard

The experience was something one man will never forget. He was unsure what to make of this thing. It seemed to be about eight feet tall and was pale white by its appearance.

This rather unusual encounter, was posted by u/BuckeyeBrute on Reddit about 2 months ago. They explained that their grandfather lives in a rural coal mining town, located in the southeastern part of Ohio. Where is grandfather lives, is on the edge of the town limits.

Generally, his grandfather was a soft spoken man overall and reserved by nature. However, now he has become more sensitive to anything around him. Nowadays, he is more easily startled by any noise around him. He has good reason to be after encountering something rather bizarre.

In recent times, this man’s grandfather will check around his home. Often he checks outside of the windows and he will not go outside unless his dog is with him. He carries around a handgun for protection. While visiting one day, his grandson asked him why he was so jumpy?

Tall Pale Humanoid Entity Terrifies Grandfather

His grandfather explained that several times he has seen something sinister. What appeared to be a tall, white and very thing creature was seen on the edge of his property. This entity appeared in his backyard near the treeline.

He went on to say that this thing had small black eyes, that it’s around 8’ feet tall. Each time he has seen this thing, it would stand there watching his house and then would vanish into thin air.

It happened to him about two months ago and his grandson had only seen him several times ever since then. The grandson admitted he has no experience with anything paranormal related.

This is the very reason why he posted this on Reddit, to ask if anyone else might know what this thing is or what it wanted. He is clearly upset and it has bothered the grandson ever since.

Nobody ever wants to see their grandparents in any kind of trouble. He explained again, just how easy going his grandfather really is. However, he is afraid now of any family or friends staying with him past sundown, due to this entity that might appear.

A firm warning was made by the grandfather who said he doesn’t want anyone else to see this entity. Perhaps out of fear, that it might start affecting their lives as well. The grandson simply asked on Reddit if anyone else had advice for whatever this thing may well be and will it go away?

His grandfather said, this thing shows up between 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM at night. The longest it has ever stayed was around 10 minutes before fading away.

The very first time his grandfather witnessed this, it only stood there for a short while. However, it took his grandfather a while before he noticed it. The family has since made arrangements to fortify the home, in hopes that his grandfather will have a better piece of mind about this.

(Source: Reddit)

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On Lake Michigan during a storm filmed a strange black creature

Freshwater Lake Michigan is the largest lake in the USA and belongs to the Great Lakes group. Its depth is up to 281 m, length is 500 km.

Unusual creatures were observed in many large lakes of the world, but to Michigan, surprisingly, there are no such legends about the “water dinosaurs”. And nevertheless, it seems that something very long and black lives in Lake Michigan.

This video (see below) immediately caused much controversy. Because on unclear frames it is difficult to distinguish what it is – a huge snake, an eel or a clump of algae.

The camera was installed with a view of the southern pier of the lake and on June 13, 2019, when this recording was made, a real hurricane was raging in the vicinity.

In a social network video posted resident of Michigan Tom Wenzel. He called this strange creature “our local Loch Ness monster.”

On the video you can almost immediately notice a long black body in the waves. At some point, even the creature tail is visible. This creature is trying to cope with the waves that inevitably carry it on the supports of the pier. However, he could not get out of there and the waves dragged him through the supports.

After a few seconds, this creature emerges at a quiet pace from the left side from under the pier and hides behind the scenes.

Much indicates that this is not just algae. The creature moves as if alive, deftly twisting its tail, and on its body at the end you can see crests, like a crocodile. But this is certainly not a crocodile, but something much longer and it seems without paws (and crocodiles are not found here).

The mystery of what exactly got on the camera at the pier, still remains one of the most discussed local topics and remains unanswered.

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Chupacabra Blamed for Strange Cattle Mutilations in Argentina

“Blame it on the Chupacabra” sounds like it could be the title of a country western song (note to self: dust off guitar and call agent) but it’s more likely to be the lament of farmers – particularly in Puerto Rico, Texas and Central and South America – who have lost goats, sheep and chickens under mysterious circumstances. However, cattle mutilations, at least in the U.S., are often attributed to aliens, especially if they occur in the 37th parallel latitude which is home to many UFO sightings. But not in Argentina, where a particularly brutal cow mutilation last week is being blamed on a Chupacabra. Unfortunately, this is eerily similar to another series of cattle mutilations in September 2018 in Argentina that were also blamed on Chupacabras. Are they connected? Is this story worthy of a song … or an investigation?

“The Chupacabras is back, in action , and with such inexplicable consequences that they never cease to surprise others and others. The precision of the cuts, the state of the animal that does not seem to decompose, the absence of scavengers, are some of the many curiosities that are in suspense to the town of La Paz, in Catamarca where the event occurred.”

Infocampo, an agricultural media source in Argentina, appears to be the first to report the incident on the farm owned by Ariel Sorribes in the northwestern province of Catamarca on the Chilean border. (Apologies to them for the poor Google translations.) After noticing the herd count down by one, a worker found the mutilated cow under a tree. Sorribes stated that the cow had been healthy and vaccinated. The site cautioned that the photos were horrific (see them here) and the report listed the missing organs (udder, vulva, anus, eyes, tongue, and maxillary muscle) and complimented the killer on the precise cuts made to remove them – cuts that in the U.S. would be blamed on aliens or a surgeon who dabbles as a weird rustler or a provider of organs to cults. But wait … there’s more:

“No one can make such a perfect cut with a scalpel, in addition all the wounds seem sealed. There are even rarer things, for example, no scavenger comes close to the body of the animal. Nothing eh, nothing at all. Not a carancho, not a vulture, nothing. Above, it seems that the meat does not decompose and is all intact.”

OK, now it’s getting strange … and beyond the powers of a normal Chupacabra. No decomposition, wounds sealed and no vultures. If only there were more pictures …

“In addition to all that, when the pawn wanted to take more pictures, his cell phone was turned off. He thought it was the battery that had run out, but no. Then came a teacher from a nearby school, because she wanted to film the cow, and neither did her cell phone … It is as if it were a magnetic field, or something that prevents taking pictures.”

Whoa! This is obviously the work of aliens, right? Farmer Ariel Sorribes asked for an answer and this is what he got from SENASA, the National Service of Agri-Food Health and Quality:

“For similar cases, SENASA has said that it is the work of the snout mouse.”

The what? Believe it or not, the Hocicudo is a long-snouted mouse that was blamed for the mutilations last year. Hocicudo are scavengers that like to dine on the soft parts of dead animals and there are plenty of dead animals in cattle country.

What about the dead phones? The precise cuts that seemed to heal themselves? The lack of vultures? The web site La Gran Epoca (The Epoch Times) says the ranchers are nervous because the unexplained mutilations have been going on for years. One explained the financial consequences:

“It’s not just in my field, it’s in the whole region. Behind the Cerrito killed five, in Malabrigo a while ago killed seven, a neighbor killed two, so they add up and when you get the count are 20 or 30 animals per month … and are 15,000 pesos (about 335 dollars) each heifer.”

Would you blame the Chupacabra? Aliens? If not those, then who … or what? What latitude is Catamarca? (28th south.) Does anyone dare follow it to search for more dead cattle?

In the meantime … what rhymes with Chupacabra besides macabre and candelabra?

I killed that Chupacabra
With my candelabra
It was real macabre

Source: Mysterious Universe

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