|Supposed Native American lake monster petroglyph|
As lake monsters seem to proliferate, here are a few more of the lesser known ones.
A monster in Lake Chelan (Washington) was supposedly photographed in 2007. It shows a head and neck sticking out of the water.
The Lake Coleridge Monster of New Zealand has been reported from the 1970s. Two women in 1975 saw a head resembling a wolf's rising from the water. In 1979 the monster was said to have been staring at a boatload of fishermen. As local farmers have reported losses of sheep, it is possible the monster can go ashore.
Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, was supposedly the location of a sighting in 1989. The head of the beast was huge and its neck was 4-5 meters in length.
Lake Gazivode, Serbia, is an artificial creation, dating from 1968. Its artificiality, however, doesn't seem to have kept monsters away. A churchgoer, walking past the lake, reported seeing a huge reptile 5 meters in length. The head was the size of a bull's. The witness discerned back legs, but did not see any front legs.
Lake St Clair is in the province of Ontario. In 1897 a monster which resembled an eel was supposed to have killed a horse on the shore.
Lake James (North Carolina) is allegedly called home by a monster resembling a dragon.
Finally, Lake Rabisha in Bulgaria is supposed to be home to a monster with a bull's head and a fishtail. It is said maidens used to be sacrificed to the water bull, until the creature itself put a stop to the practice, so it could keep for itself a particular maiden as a permanent companion. This tendency people of legend have to sacrifice maidens must have made being a maiden rather perilous in days gone by. The presence of wels catfish in the lake may lie behind the monster tradition.