The Thetis Lake Monster was an alleged monster sighted in Thetis Lake near Victoria, B.C., Canada in 1972.
Appearance: The Thetis Lake Monster was described as triangular in shape, approximately 5ft, and covered in silver scales. The monster resembled the famous Creature From The Black Lagoon. For images of the Thetis Lake Monster, click HERE.
Lore: On August 19, 1972, two teens, Robin Flewellyn and Gordon Pike, were walking along the shore of Thetis Lake when the monster allegedly surfaced, chased the pair and scratched one of their hands. The two youths went immediately to the local police and told their story. Seeing the wound the police took the matter seriously and made an unsuccessful search of the area. On August 22, a report of the encounter appeared in the local Victoria Daily Times newspaper. The very next day, two additional teens, Russell Van Nice and Mike Gold came forward claiming they too saw the creature, but that instead of attacking them it simply submerged back into the lake and disappeared. Nice and Gold described the creature as having silver-colored scales. This would be the last sighting of the monster.
Defense Against The Thetis Lake Monster: Run!
The Thetis Lake Monster Mystery Solved?: On August 26, 1972, a man phoned the police and claimed that his pet Tegu lizard had escaped and was probably responsible for the sightings. The police agreed and closed the case.
The Thetis Lake Monster Hoax?: In issue no. 35 of Junior Skeptic magazine, printed in 2010, witness Russell Van Nice claimed that Mike Gold hoaxed the sighting and was an attention-seeker and habitual liar. We do not have Mike Gold's response nor does this explain the sightings made by Robin Flewellyn and Gordon Pike.
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