Cayuga Lake Monster: Any Recent Reports?
Along the eastern border of the Town of Ulysses, there is a dark and deep habitat, a habitat that, some people have said, contains a rather slippery secret. The legend is said to start in the early 1800s, when people began seeing a sea serpent every year along the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake, always in late winter.
Hm. A creature that only is seen when the water is cold, and even threatening to freeze over all the way? That doesn’t sound biologically right. Could there, though, be a current, seen as a like a serpent, that’s unique to that time of year? Alas, it’s too late to go back and directly observe the conditions 150 years ago. Still, I’ll be looking out on the gray waters with a newly focused eye this coming January.
The supposed monster of Cayuga Lake is most often given the name of Old Greeny, though someone who saw it back in 1979 called it Cayuga Katie. Most reports say that was the last sighting of the creature, thirty years ago. One site, however, claims that “Second-hand accounts of these beasts have continued to filter in throughout the 21st Century”.
Is this true? I’ve never seen a single sign of any creature in Cayuga Lake. Neither has my wife, and she’s done Women Swimmin’ a couple times now. Has anyone else seen, or even been told of a sighting, since 1979?