Historical Cryptid Headlines of Wisconsin
The New North
June 9, 1892
“Serpent In Red Cedar Lake”
Fort Atkinson, WI- Red Cedar Lake near Fort Atkinson is again agitated by a monster who has lain dormant through the cold months. Several Germans were surprised while looking at what they supposed was a large stub sticking several feet above the water to see a mud turtle, which climbed upon the supposed stub to sun itself, disappear within a capacious mouth. William Ward lost five valuable sheep by the visit of the serpent. Their bodies were found in the mud partly devoured.
“Historical Cryptid Headlines of Wisconsin” showcases actual articles involving cryptids that were published within Wisconsin newspapers back in the 1800’s-1900’s. These articles are posted here exactly as they appeared during their original publishing date.
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