Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 13th, 2009
Albert Lea Evening Tribune
Albert Lea, Minnesota
July 3, 1944
“Sea Serpent” of McCall, Idaho, Back
McCall, Idaho, July 3 – (AP) – It’s yellow, about 35 feet long, and has humps on its back; it looks like a whale; it’s “like nothing I have ever seen before.”
These were descriptions today of Payette lake’s “sea serpent,” the strange creature that has been reported seen periodically for ten years and which reappeared yesterday [July 2, 1944].
One of the previous scoffers, Walter Bowling, is now among those who have seen – and are convinced.
Owner of a resort on the lakeshore, Bowling said he noticed a commotion in the lake yesterday and thought several large fish were swimming in column. Then when the “fish” were within 75 feet of the shore he said he made out a light yellowish creature about 35 feet long, with large humps on its
Payette lake is a popular summer vacation spot with many resorts and privately-owned cabins along its shores. Mountain-rimmed, it is more than 300 feet deep.
Thanks to Jerome Clark for this archival story.