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Turtle Lake Monster

Turtle Lake Monster
Grouping Cryptid
Sub grouping Lake monster
First reported pre-settlement + prior local native legend
Country Canada
Region Turtle Lake (Saskatchewan)
Habitat Water

The Turtle Lake Monster is an alleged cryptid inhabiting Turtle Lake, in West Central Saskatchewan Canada. The Monster is usually described as a creature 3–9 metres long, scaly, with no dorsal fin and a head resembling a dog, a "sea horse" or pig. Natives are said to be nervous about the attention the Monster might bring and say its simply a massive Sturgeon that left his home and lives in Turtle Lake. About once a year someone claims to have had an encounter the beast.[1] Reports date back to pre-settlement days when the local Cree had a legend about people who ventured into the monster's territory vanishing without a trace.[1] There is speculation that the Monster sightings may be attributed to sightings of an unusually large lake sturgeon,[2] or a relict population of prehistoric plesiosaurs.[1]

Ben Blatz suggests a theory: millions of years ago when Saskatchewan was covered by a prehistoric sea, there lived a variety of dinosaurs, including one called plesiosaur. A few plesiosaurs adapted and survived in Turtle Lake. One of their descendants is responsible for frightening the boaters.

There was also a report [1] of man seeing the creature while on the Lake with his grandson and daughter. They say they saw the Monster about 12 metres away, saying "Its head came up, its back came up and it sort of rolled over we never saw the tail and its head looked like a seahorse."

Possible Images

Air photo, taken summer of 2011 or 2012, of the monster's(?) path across the lake

The "head" of the monster is located at N 53° 39' 34" W 108° 36' 30" in Township 54 Range 18W3.
When examining the full scale image, note the "trail" left behind. A motor boat would not leave the same path, nor is there a wake. The scale of the image is 1:1000

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d "Virtual Saskatchewan - The Turtle Lake Monster". 1997–2007. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Turtle Lake, SK. - Community map, pictures, attractions and more. Midwest Country". 

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