Thursday, September 03, 2009

Cryptids of the Susquehanna

Loren Coleman, one of the best-known and most-respected cryptozoologists, recently posted an entry on his Cryptomundo blog with a local twist: Ken Mauer of Herndon, PA, a licensed fishing guide, related the story of how he and others have observed something big moving in the waters of the Susquehanna.

Cryptomundo » Susquehanna’s Mystery Thing

The original of this story can be found here:

The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA - Mystery of the ‘thing’ deepens

One interesting coincidence: As far as I can tell, the description of whatever is in the Susquehanna near Sunbury sounds a lot like the "muck monster" that has gotten so much attention lately.

Cryptomundo » Florida Muck Monster Filmed

The people involved in both of these stories are quite experienced and have almost certainly seen a broad cross-section of the native inhabitants of their respective waterways. Why are these unseen wave-makers suddenly catching their attention now? Could it be that some non-native species has entered both of these environments and is making its presence known?

Have you ever observed some critter in your local environment that looked out of place, that you knew just didn't belong there? I'd love to hear about it!

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