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Bowness Lagoon Creature

Bowness Lagoon
Bowness, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A catfish- or eel-like creature was seen in Canada's Bowness Lagoon in 1942, according to Darren Naish, who cites the Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology.

The author of Calgary: The Unknown City swears he "once read about a 'sea monster' which inhabited the Bowness Park lagoon circa 1900.  The terrified locals eventually banded together to kill the monster then roasted it over a fire-pit as some sort of a perverted celebration.  It couldn't have tasted very great.  Anyway, do you think I could find the darn article?  Nope.  You'll just have to trust me" (Martin 80).

Martin, James. Calgary: the Unknown City. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp, 2001. Print.
Newton, M. 2005. Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology. McFarland & Company, Jefferson (N. Carolina) and London.