Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 17th, 2009
Gouverneur, New York
June 18, 1941
25 YEARS AGO
For the second time in nine years Sylvia Lake’s sea serpent has been seen, according to some visitors at the lake Sunday [presumably June 11 or 18, 1916]. They maintain that they saw the serpent while on the lake Sunday morning, according to a report brought here by George Delaney and other members of the Gouverneur-Edwards road force.
According to their description, the sea serpent is about nine feet long, has a head as big as a man’s and a long spiny tail. The spectators think they saw six legs when the serpent dived into the water. It has ears like a mule and dark brown eyes with light brown hair covering its face and red whiskers falling from the lower jaw.
Thanks to Jerome Clark for this archival report.
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