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Lake monster sighting reported in Vermont

By T.K. Randall
September 5, 2015 · Comment icon 11 comments

Is there a lake monster in the Harriman Reservoir ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Hamedog
A six-humped 'monster' has been sighted in the waters of Harriman Reservoir in Windham County.
The Loch Ness Monster is not the only denizen thought to be lurking in the waters of a lake; the US state of Vermont for instance is home to a monster legend of its own - a creature known as Harry.

Talk of the mythical beast was renewed this week after local resident Martin Kasindorf spotted something peculiar in the waters of Harriman Reservoir while he was sitting on the shoreline.

The incident occurred at 2:30 pm on Friday when his dogs started to bark at something. When he followed their gaze out over the lake he saw six distinct humps protruding from the water.

"Each hump was about six inches to a foot apart," he said. "It was a nice sunny afternoon, and the surface of the lake was calm. I could see the water lapping against them."
Keen to get a second opinion he called for his wife to come and take a look at the spectacle.

"At that point, the humps started moving and submerged," he said. "Then a few yards (to the right) I saw something straight, like a log, and brown moving quickly through the water."

"If it was a log, it was a log with a motor on it."

So far no conclusive explanation for the mysterious sighting has been found and Kasindorf has since dismissed claims that what he had seen may have been a group of otters.

"When I looked at YouTube footage of river otters swimming, they swim like porpoises, diving up and down gracefully and playfully," he said. "This creature swam straight out on the surface, like a fast-propelled log. When it submerged, the whole body sank down at once, rather than the head diving down and a tail sticking up. And I didn't see any feet, just a snakelike body."

Source: Deerfield Valley News | Comments (11)

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Comment icon #2 Posted by shaddow134 9 years ago
Something tells me he's making it up mmmmm.......
Comment icon #3 Posted by Sundew 9 years ago
"Harry" huh, was the last name Houdini?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Father Merrin 9 years ago
Id say a log with a motor on it is still more plausible than a "lake monster"
Comment icon #5 Posted by freetoroam 9 years ago
what are the other 2 pictures about? come on Deerfield Valley.........surely you got a pub with a ghost in to attract tourists instead......jeeze, throw a few glasses around if you have to, this monster story is just not doing it!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Totah Dine 9 years ago
Reservoir? As in, man-made lake? Seriously?
Comment icon #7 Posted by PersonFromPorlock 9 years ago
Reservoir? As in, man-made lake? Seriously? Well, it's probably a man-made monster, too.
Comment icon #8 Posted by highdesert50 9 years ago
Harry as in Harry Houdini, master illusionist. Gotta love that dry New England humor.
Comment icon #9 Posted by WanderingWraith 9 years ago
I do believe that such creatures can exist outside of our knowledge but this man has no proof: no video, no picture, not even a quick, blurry iPhone snapshot, zip. If it had been me, I would have been quick to snap some pictures with my smartphone and I would have to tried to do further investigating on my own. Come back with photographic evidence next time.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Hammerclaw 9 years ago
Comment icon #11 Posted by stereologist 9 years ago
It could have been ducks feeding. I knew someone that took photos of a lake monster in Champlain that turned out to be geese swimming. With backlighting the guy would not be able to see anything other than bumps on the water he mistook for "humps" as the article states. The humps were less than a foot apart he tells us, just like a line of ducks. Then the ducks swim off single file like a log with a motor on it. Many of the Champ sightings in Champlain have been in Bulwagga Bay. The Bay is only 4 feet deep. By chance there is a watering hole overlooking Bulwagga Bay.

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