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Sometimes referred to as: Photo and video evidence is rare. Could some of these incredible creatures possibly have survived? Mythical sea serpents and monsters said to have ruled Lake Bonneville the large, prehistoric, freshwater predecessor of the Great Salt Lake.
Scientific research has been made. It concludes that the monster may have been an actual descendant of some pterodactyl, ichthyosaur, or dinosaur of past geological ages. Others say it is a probably descendant of a long-necked race of mesozoic sea lizards which survived in ancient Lake Bonneville and which migrated to Bear Lake, possibly when the salinity of the water at Lake Bonneville got too high for its viperous taster.
But the Salt Lake City area has its own legendary sea serpents. The Bear Lake monster is said to be a massive beast with four short legs, a long thick tail, a broad head and wide-based ears.
It was first seen by mormon colonists along the lake shore. Other lakes have had sightings of creatures said to be serpentine in shape with a head like a greyhound. These sometimes have been seen to have short limbs, and have even been seen in the Great Salt Lake.
It should be noted that the natives in this region believe in spirits called "water babies", unseen deities which cry like infants to attract human prey, then drown and eat them. Bear Lake, located northeast of Salt Lake City on the Utah-Idaho border, is a popular recreation spot for boating, fishing and camping.
The stunning turquoise-colored lake, known as the "Caribbean of the Rockies," is also home to large, snake-like monsters that have been spotted for generations. The Shoshoni Indians may have been the first people to see the creature. Describing it as serpentine with short legs, tribe members claimed to have seen the Bear Lake Monster spurt water and to occasionally crawl ashore.
It was even seen to snatch unwary swimmers in its jaws and carry them away beneath the surface, according to their stories.
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The Shoshoni said the monster might have left the lake after the area buffalo disappeared in the s. Yet, sightings by others persisted: Reputable pioneer families reputedly saw the creature.
InMarion Thomas and Phineas Cook's two sons were out fishing on the lake when the monster surfaced. They said it swam so close to their boat that "they might have shot it with a rifle. William Budge, a wagon train captain, reported his encounterwith the monster to Brigham Young himself in About 20 yards from shore, the creature poked its head out of the water, Budge said.
A more recent sighting was in when Preston Pond, an executive for the Cache Valley Boy Scout, gave such a highly detailed description of his encounter that it was difficult to dismiss. Hey, scouts don't lie.
Several attempts have been made to capture the monster. He linked a foot length of one-inch-thick rope to a cable at the end of which he fastened a large barbed hook. A hunk of mutton was skewered on the hook as bait.
The lure was then dropped into the lake with a buoy to mark its location. The ploy was attempted several times, and each time the hook was stripped of its bait, the pioneers assumed, by the clever monster.
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