Historical Cryptid Headlines of Wisconsin
Racine Daily Journal
August 4th, 1899
“Lake Mendota Sea Serpent”
It Bobs Up Again To Frighten A Camping Party Of Women.
cThey saw a long, snake-like monster with a head ten inches across, and a tail which had horns. They started for shore and the serpent, apparently as much frightened as they, plunged, they say, into the depths of the lake, making a great deal of foam. The tradition that there is a big sea serpent in Lake Mendota has existed for many years, and every once in a while someone is reported to have seen the monster.
“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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