Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lake Windermere Monster Sighting

Interesting from About Paranormal by s.Wagner.
"Lake Windermere Monster
Tom Pickles
This picture was taken by 24-year-old Tom Pickles on Lake Windermere in England on February 11, 2011 while on a work-sponsored kayaking trip. He and his friend Sarah Harrington both saw the creature as it swam by, and Pickles snapped the photo with his cell phone. They watched it for about 20 seconds and noted that what they saw was about as big as three car lengths. Until he realized its size, he thought it was a dog swimming by, "then saw it was much bigger and moving really quickly at about 10 mph," Pickles told reporters. "Each hump was moving in a rippling motion and it was swimming fast. Its skin was like a seal's but its shape was completely abnormal; it's not like any animal I've ever seen before."

The creature has been seen in Lake Windermere about seven times before, and it has been given the nickname Bownessie and is sometimes referred to as "England's Loch Ness Monster." The Loch Ness Monster is said to inhabit Loch Ness in Scotland.

Pickles photo and description match a sighting made by journalist Steve Burnip in 2006 near the shores of Wray Castle on the lake.