Lake Windermere Monster

In our first venture beyond the ghostly side of the paranormal, we bring news of England’s answer to the Scottish Loch Ness monster: Bow-nessie. This creature allegedly lives in Lake Windermere, which is the largest of the lakes that make up the Lake District in Northwest England. I visited and crossed over this lake last summer while on holiday in England. My friend and I had visited Beatrix Potter’s home which is in the Lake District. On our way home, we took the small ferry which crosses at the lake’s middle. Maybe if I had known about “Bow-nessie” before that, I would’ve opted for a drive around the lake….

Nothing puts a damper on a serene afternoon’s kayaking like the sight of a primeval sea monster.

That was the rude lesson for Tom Pickles and Sarah Harrington, who’d taken their watercraft out on the foggy waters of Lake Windermere, only to encounter what appeared to be “an enormous snake” swimming by.

“It was petrifying and we paddled back to the shore straight away. At first I thought it was a dog and then saw it was much bigger and moving really quickly at about 10 mph,” the 24-year-old Pickles told The Telegraph. “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.”

Two of their photos can be viewed at the Source.


3 thoughts on “Lake Windermere Monster

  1. … in the age of digital cameras and cell phones, I’m still amazed at how grainy those photos are… that’s not to say I there isn’t anything out there. Clearly, there’s “something”. Just no one has caught it to see what it really is– catfish, eel or whatever else it may be.


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