Historical Cryptid Headlines of Wisconsin
January 26, 1928
“Australia Has A Sea Serpent"
Kiel, WI- The most extraordinary testimony of the existence today of the sea serpent comes from Australia.
Farmers living amid the swamps have been perplexed at the frequent disappearance of their cattle. They thought thieves took the animals and bore them away by boat, but there were no tracks of men or horses - only a curious furrow leading to the beach.
One night a boy was awakened by the dogs, and, calling some farmhands, rushed out with his gun. He was amazed to see a "great dark object resembling a huge snake, traveling across fences and paddocks at a terrific rate. Its head was held high in the air, and in its mouth was a struggling calf."
The wide trail was followed to the beach, and the monster was seen to plunge into the sea.
“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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