Monsters…

Charles Cassady Jr relates several native American Legends in his Paranormal Excellent Lakes an Illustrated Encyclopedia. Chippewa and Canadian Indians told of Naitaka, a lengthy necked monster that ate guys and deer alike. The Chippewa also told of a nameless beast, the Giant Sturgeon of Lake Superior that ate entire ships. Ojibway Indians stated Mishipishu was a different monster of Lake Superior. It was a giant, cat-like creature, with a thing like spines down its back, who protected its copper at Isle Royale & Michipicoten Island, like a dragon defending its gold. It really is tail could level 1 entire village. And then there was the snake-like Mishi Ginabig, a wonderful Horned Serpent who battled the equally enormous Thunderbird. The Thunderbird won the battle, taking the giant serpent type the water and carrying it away, as lightning flashed and thunder shook the skies. There had been spirits along the lakes also the Wendigo drove guys to madness and cannibalism.

A lot more contemporary reports are of a creature with the non-threatening name of South Bay Bessie in Lake Erie, in some cases known as Lem or Lemmy as a shortening of Lake Erie Monster or the Excellent Snake of Lake Erie. In 1793 the captain of the sloop facility startled a big creature far more that 16 and a half feet lengthy. From then on, sightings of the elusive creature had been reported from the 1800's into contemporary occasions. Was this a cousin of Mishi Ginabig in a bordering lake?

Vortexes of Doom…

The wonderful lakes are some of the most treacherous waters know to sailors and they have claimed several ships and lives more than the centuries. Some of these wrecks have strange legends attached to them. There are more than 1000 ships claimed by the lakes. It is no wonder that there are two mystery triangles or locations of doom offered to these lakes. There is a Excellent Lakes Triangle, for the reason that the lakes are formed in a sort of triangle, and the Michigan Triangle. Like the Bermuda Triangle off the coast of Florida, these triangles are stated to lead to strange disappearances, vortexes, instrument anomalies and the like. A lot more on the curse of the Michigan triangle to adhere to.

Ghost Ships…

The 1st Ghost Ship of the lakes is the Griffon. In 1678, following setting sail from Green Bay, the ship had created it to its location in Wisconsin, but as soon as setting sail once more, its believed to have entered a storm. The Griffon was never ever observed once more. That is till Indian tribes reported seeing the ship along Lake Erie, Huron & Michigan. It was sighted by sailors in northern Michigan. They sailed to the ship, but the closer they got, the Griffon vanished. Some accounts say that the Iroquois prophet, Metiomek believed the Griffon was created to destroy the Excellent Spirit, Gitchee Manitou and place a curse on the Griffon. It is stated you can nevertheless see the the ship glowing at evening.

The very best ghost ship sighting is from Rowley Murphy who was on Lake Ontario in 1910. Even though sleeping, he was awakened in the middle of the evening by a steamers whistle-alarm blasts. In the moonlight, Rowley could see a modest older style of steamer ship. The alarm blasts continued. Numerous guys boarded a dingy and went out to give help. As the guys reached the location exactly where there must have been a ship, they had been greeted with absolutely nothing but open water. The phantom ship had vanished.

UFOs…

The Michigan Triangle is attributed with the mysterious disappearance of Northwest Orient Airlines, Flight 2501. On June 23rd, 1950, in the late evening hours, radio make contact with with the DC-four was lost. The plane was more than what some contact the center of the Michigan Triangle. Two hours following the final contact from the flight to targeted traffic handle, a UFO was spotted in the location. Even though debris and bodies had been recovered, the plane was never ever located.

There are theories that an Alien base exists beneath 1 or various of the lakes. Reports of USO's or Beneath Submarine Objects from the Excellent Lakes dated back to the 1940's and into our existing era. In 1951 a steamship captain and his crew saw an orange craft more than Lake Superior with two glowing portholes. And in August of 1952 a TWA pilot reported getting 'buzzed' by a flying saucer. That similar month the Air Force Radar base on Keweenaw Peninsula reported a 'formation' of UFO's more than Lake Superior.

In the final handful of years, video of UFOs more than the lakes have created the rounds. Some do give me cause to pause and wonder what energy lurks beneath the risky waters of the Excellent Lakes.