Historical Cryptid Headlines of Wisconsin
Badger State Banner
October 1, 1925
“Will Shoot Prehistoric Monster As His Proof”
Black River Falls, WI- Victoria, B.C. - British Columbia is interested in a discussion whether creatures which lived in prehistoric times still exist in the center of the province.
R. Lackie Ewing, an angler of the Okanagan lake region, has reported to John P. Babcock, deputy commissioner of fisheries, that long-necked, rough-skinned creatures, which he believes waddled across the surface of the earth long before man was heard of, are living in the depths of the lake. Mr. Leckie Ewing says he is preparing to go forth and give battle to the monsters. Armed with a rifle, it is his intention to shoot one of the creatures and tow it ashore as proof of his assertion.
Mr. Babcock’s theory is that large sturgeon and not sea serpents are causing all the discussion. His idea, however, is treated with contempt by other men than Mr. Ewing, who say they have seen the terrifying monsters.
*Note: The double spelling above of ‘Lackie Ewing’ and ‘Leckie Ewing’ is intentional as this is how it was written in the original 1925 article.
“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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