The Vermont Lake That Divides Two Countries Has An Eerie Past
Strange things like UFO sightings and crop circles have long been reported along the 45th parallel. Lake Memphremagog in VT is along this invisible belt which is the halfway point between the North Pole and the equator, and it has a strange claim of its own. A lake monster is said to live on the bottom of this lake and the stories of this supposed serpent goes back hundreds of years. Let’s take a look at this lake which may or may not be home to Memphre.
Lake Memphremagog is an international lake that lies between Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec, Canada.
This area was a favorite of the natives a few hundred years ago because of its large amounts of fish and game. However, they didn't dare actually go
in the lake.
As European settlers began to move to the area, the natives told them they would not swim or bathe in the lake because it was inhabited by a sea serpent.
In fact, a Viking petroglyph depicting a sea serpent was found on the top of a nearby mountain.
One of the first reports of Memphre dates back to 1816. Since then, hundreds of people have gone on record to say they have seen this mysterious animal.
The most common sightings are at night when the water is absolutely still.
The eyewitnesses all have similar descriptions of Memphre. He is reportedly about 40 feet in length with a long neck, big body and a horse shaped head.
The name Memphre was given by a Canadian man named Jacques Boisvert, who was responsible for the discovery and promotion of a new field of cryptozoology called "dracontology."
Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience that aims to prove the existence of entities from the folklore record, such as Bigfoot or chupacabras, as well as animals otherwise considered extinct. Dracontology is the study of lake animals unknown to science.
Across the lake in Magog, Canada, it seems that the residents embrace the lake monster more than their US neighbors.
In 2011, Canada made a colored quarter depicting Memphre!
Whether or not Memphre is real, we may never know...
Unless you're one of the people who spots him with your own eyes!
Memphre isn’t the only mysterious creature thought to live in Lake Memphremagog in VT. Click
here to read about the supposed fur bearing trout!
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