The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word cryptid as “An animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti.” For the following witnesses to living cryptids, there is no dispute. In this series of National Cryptid Society’s case files, you will read what the witnesses have experienced in their own words.
Keep an open mind when reading these accounts, and also remember one’s perception and memory of an event can be influenced by the emotions felt at the time of the occurrence. The contributors to this series of articles are doing the best they can to recount what are in some cases very shocking and traumatic experiences.
If you have a personal cryptid sighting story you would like to tell us, our contact information is at the bottom of this article.
NCS Case File #6: Large Aquatic Creature in Lake Ontario
Submitted by DeadcellKody
“I live next to Lake Ontario. One day I was out for a walk with a friend along the pier and marina. There were dozens of carp just hanging around chilling like carps do, you know, just kind of lazily floating looking for food. Well I’m watching these fish because I love watching underwater creatures from above the surface.
Suddenly they all scatter…like fast, some with splashing some without. My first thought of course was either a predator or someone jumped in the water both of which I didn’t see happen. About 20 meters out this thing crested the surface. It was pretty long and very dark and slowly came to the surface and dove in one smooth motion. It rose again several meters and crested in the same way and I remember thinking that there was something very odd about the shape this time…as if it was thicker now than the first time. I later realized that it could have been very long and I was seeing two separate parts of its body.
I still don’t know what I saw. My friend said it was a log or a fish and really isn’t open to the idea that it was something unexplained.”
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