A Mrs. Mattie Hatcher, who now lives in Georgia but who formerly lived in Hood Valley near Crater Lake recalled seeing a huge monster in that lake while in a rowboat with friends many years ago thusly: It swam deep down in the lake, and it was unbelievably big.
It swam deep down in the lake, and it was unbelievably big.
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“That thing must have been a block long,Ă˘â‚¬Âť she said. Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“I have never been so scared in my life. What we saw that day was a monster. To me, it looked like a dragon. I know why the Indians call that place Lost Lake. They say monsters live in it. I believe them. I know, because I saw one there.Ă˘â‚¬Âť
For the record, the average city block in Manhattan is 264 feet by 900 feet, but perhaps Mrs. Hattie didnĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t intend to be that accurate with her description. A San Francisco road crew in 1983 and then the Clark Brothers, initially in 1985 reported seeing a sea serpent in San Francisco Bay that measured more than 100 feet long with a circumference of five feet.
A video analysis by photo expert Dr. Cliff Paiva, of a video subsequently obtained by the Clark brothers years after the initial sighting, indicated unknown animals of approximately 175 feet in length. Several years ago, in the Mariana Trench, at a depth of 1.5 kilometers, Japanese researchers baited a trap only to see an unknown creature with a length of more than 180 feet slowly pass their video camera.
The Hessa Serpent seen feeding on a whaleĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s carcass (and easily moving it around) off the coast of Norway was said to be approximately 100 feet long. All of the foregoing are without a doubt impressively sized Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“monsterĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s but all of them fall far short of the amphibious Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“monsterĂ˘â‚¬Âť serpent that a Mr. I. C. Coggin, a person of some renown and status, claims he witnessed (along with others) near Lake Tahoe in 1865.