Loch Ness Monster's English Cousin Caught on Film

Posted by David Ozanich — 21 Feb 2011


Is this England's answer to the Loch Ness Monster? That's the question the British tabloid The Sun is asking after 24-year-old Tom Pickles snapped the above picture on his cell phone while kayaking on Lake Windermere:

Last night experts hailed the snap as the best proof yet that "something" lives in Windermere which - at 10.5 miles long and 220 ft deep - is England's biggest natural lake.

Locals in the town of Bowness have reported sightings of a creature, affectionately dubbed Bownessie, since the 1950s.

While I, of course, view this as incontrovertible proof that a monster lives in the dark waters of Lake Windermere, others are speculating "the creature could be an Eastern European catfish." So ... who knows? Best be careful out there, folks.

Via Gawker.

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