Exploring American Monsters: Florida

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 30th, 2015

From Mysterious Universe:

Lake Clinch Monster

Lake Clinch in Polk County has a long history of a monster in its depths. In the 1928 book, “A History of Polk County,” M.F. Hetherington documents tales of a huge creature in Lake Clinch. “The Indians many years ago insisted there was an immense serpent in this lake,” Hetherington wrote. “In 1907 residents of Frostproof declared they had seen the monster, and that it must be 30 feet long.”

Although called a serpent, the descriptions of the monster – with a humped back, long neck, and flippers – sounds more like a plesiosaur.

The Polk County newspaper, The Ledger, refers to a passage in the book, “My Pioneer Days in Florida, 1876-1898,” by Emily Bell, that claimed the beast was “green and black and a yellowish mingled colours” that was at least thirty feet long.

Read about the other monsters from Florida like the Myakka Skunk Ape and the Muck Monster here.

See also:

Muck Monster Project
Muck Monster Media Mania
Florida Muck Monster Filmed
Exploring American Monsters: Delaware
Exploring American Monsters: Connecticut
Exploring American Monsters: Colorado
Exploring American Monsters: California
Exploring American Monsters: Arkansas
Exploring American Monsters: Arizona
Exploring American Monsters: Alaska
Exploring American Monsters: Alabama

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

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