Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 21st, 2007
Kalamazoo, Mich., July 21 – The big snake which is said to exist in the neighborhood of Carter’s Lake, Barry county, and known as “Carter’s snake,” has been seen again this week, this time by Henry Marble. The snake is variously reported as fifteen to twenty feet long. Marble was terrified and came to Sexton McElwain’s with his horse on the run. Hunts have several times been organized to kill the snake without result.Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 21, 1894.
Thanks for this historical item from Jerome Clark.
For more information, please see Chapter 8, “Giant Snakes,” in Mysterious America, the 2007 edition.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.