|Charles Mill Lake Monster|
A sketch of the creature
|Theories|| · Cryptid|
· Human prankster
The Charles Mill Lake Monster is a reptilian humanoid cryptid that was witnessed by three teenage boys — Denny Patterson, Wayne Armstrong and Michael Lane — on the night of March 28, 1959, near the swampy shores of the Charles Mill Reservoir in Ohio.
The witnesses described the creature as being an armless humanoid that stood approximately seven feet in height. They reported that it possessed luminous, green eyes and large, webbed feet.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- A human prankster
- When local authorities made their way back to the reservoir to see what the commotion was about, they discovered a series of “tracks that resembled the footgear worn by skin divers” along the shore. There were no subsequent reports of this armless beast with glowing eyes.