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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Myths and Legends of Upstate New York

Hoax woofen-poof photo has a cool new article up about myths and legends in that area of the state. It starts out like this:

"The myths and monsters of Upstate NY
"Upstate New York's rich history is also riddled with myths about monsters, ghosts and other paranormal phenomena.
"These 13 legends have captured the imaginations of New Yorkers and people across the country. Many of them have become cryptids - purported creatures that have yet to be verified as real - and have true believers who claim to have seen mysterious creatures, or have other evidence of their existence.
"Do you believe in any of these Upstate NY monsters and myths?
"Does the long lost cousin of the fabled Loch Ness Monster reside in Lake Champlain? One of the most well known 'cryptids' in Upstate NY (and Vermont) is that of Champ, a supposed lake monster that dwells in Lake Champlain, and shares many characteristics with the well known Scottish legend.
"Cities and towns in the region celebrate Champ at festivals, and have integrated him into tourism campaigns, but some true believers have attempted to use scientific equipment to verify the many sightings of Champ."

The other monsters and legends featured in the post are Bigfoot, the White Lady, haunted sites, Georgie of Lake George, the Beamoc, Eoornis Pterovelox Gobiensis (aka the wooden-poof),  mountain lions, Rip Van Winkle, Sleepy Hollow, Old Greeny, the Lake George vortex, and Cardiff Giant. Check out the whole article here.
Rip Van Winkle

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