The Flathead Lake monster myth was featured on Monsters and Mysteries in America. The series, began on Destination America which is a Discovery Channel you may not know you even have.
The show takes an approach to unexplained and possibly fictitious phenomena.
Tim Shattuck, who was contacted by the production company who started Monsters and Mysteries series, says soon after he started his Flathead Lake Monster Charters business last October was when they contacted him.
“The show focuses more on the folklore and myths,” said Shattuck, who claims he has seen the Flathead Lake monster twice.
“I think it’s a big old fish,” he said. “I think it’s a lake sturgeon. You have to have some common sense about really what could live in this big lake.”
The Flathead Lake Monster is a cryptid, a creature whose existence is not proven, that is said to be located in Flathead Lake in Montana. Its appearance is very similar to that of the Loch Ness Monster, and the two have often been said to be the same type of creature.
The Flathead Lake monster has been described as a large eel-shaped creature, round with a wavy body like a snake, that spans from twenty to forty feet. According to Wikipedia, it is brownish to blue-black with grayish-black eyes. It has often been described as looking like a whale or a giant sturgeon which one of the oldest families of bony fish.
Some species of sturgeon can live more than 100 years. Shattuck said his best view of the creature was actually on a fish finder. “This fish that was appearing on my graph was eight or nine feet long. It literally followed us,” said Shattuck.
Shattuck and his clients have brought in more than 800 trophy lake trout 36 inches or longer and he hopes the show will help business, or at least spur interest for people to visit Flathead Lake.
You can catch Destination America, Sunday nights at 10, Eastern and Pacific times; 9, Central time.
Flathead Lake Monster Featured on Monsters and Mysteries in America
Destination America, which is part of the Discovery network has a new series called Monsters and Mysteries in America, which travels around the country chronicling the unexplained. The channel says it’s “emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation.”
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