Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 11th, 2008
New Castle [Pennsylvania] News ~ August 30, 1919
Sea Serpent Is Immune To Bullets
Reno, Nev., Aug. 30. (International News Service) ~ Doubt not the authenticity of this, for the nation went dry long since.
Four hunters report a Sea Serpent 35 feet long in Pyramid Lake, largest fresh water body west of the Great Lakes. It has huge fins and a serpent’s tail, comes to the surface of the water and lives, and its hide is impregnable to bullets.
The hunters who shot the animal but who report it dived after being hit unhurt, are J. S. Neff, Mike Nagy, W. J. Neff and M. Geni. They were camping on the shore of the lake when the monster was first sighted, they said.
Thanks for this historical item from Jerome Clark.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.