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Aug 30, 2007 7:30PM Post #1
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A sturgeon? A big eel?

What say you?
Aug 30, 2007 8:57PM Post #2
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Interesting ... do you have a larger picture?
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Aug 30, 2007 9:00PM Post #3
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River Otters...

My second guess would be that is an attempt to generate some tourism to the area.

Seems like every culture just can't live without their mythical fear-generating x-factor.

I haven't got time to sit by Cameron lake...I'm still too busy looking for Sasquatches. A guy at work says he saw one out Cameron Main by Mt. Arrowsmith. The guy says he will readily submit to a lie-detector test and/or hypnosis.

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Aug 31, 2007 7:48AM Post #4
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It looks like a really weird picture. There is a ripple of water 3 - 4'' higher than the rest of the water on a flat calm lake yet whatever it is, is not breaking through the surface film.
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Aug 31, 2007 5:31PM Post #5
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Judging from the picture it looks like it was shot down by the Chalet end of the lake.

The water comes up shallow there.

Myths persist about Cameron Lake. One was that it is bottomless. Another that is 1300ft deep.

Actually the deepest part is 240 ft., just out front and to the west of the train trestle.

However I did read in a book that Cameron Lake is actually the mouth of an extinct volcano.

There are supposedly underwater tunnels to Horne lake.

But it begs the question:- is there enough of the right type of food in Cam lake to support a ''monster'' (sic)?

And how long can an ancient ''monster'' live without breeding or re-generating?

I've been driving past,fishing and scuba-diving Cameron lake for 42 years.

Haven't seen a ''monster'' yet....however I have seen a lot of things that,when conditions are just right,produce some interesting effects on the surface.

Once, on a flat calm hazy overcast day I saw a Muskrat swimming away from the beach at the Chalet end.Because of the flat calm it looked a lot bigger than it actually was and the wake was quite pronounced.

Have seen similar effects with birds and otters there.

One report from old said that the ''monster'' was whale-like and had a dimpled,dished,hammered-dot skin.

This type of skin is not built for speed. Certain lure blades have this finish and it designed for one thing...to give off plenty of extra turbulence and vibrational ''noise''.

I can't see a fish-catching monster being equipped this way as the drag would be phenomenal.....but then again stranger things have happened.

Maybe there's a ''monster''..maybe there isn't.

I'll keep an open mindcool






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Aug 31, 2007 9:47PM Post #6
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Looks just like your typical ogopogo to mesmile
Sept 7, 2007 11:31PM Post #7
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river otters seem like a pretty good guess
Mar 21, 2009 5:24AM Post #8
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sorry to dig up an old post, but i googled cameron lake monster and came across this thread..I have actually seen it up close twice, both times about 50' out, when I was 16. We were in a boat on both the times.

Family friends have a cabin on the lake there and we were out tubing one afternoon. It wasnt very nice out, fairly calm tho. I was driving the boat and remember seeing this large round snake like creature 'crest' out of the water. All I saw was I guess the back end of it. It was like seeing the last part of a whale or dolphin when it sounds after taking a breath. There was a large fin on the side I could see about the size of my hand(now at 25). It was dark-greenish and smooth looking. No tail, that I saw.

The first time I saw it, it was out roughly on the other side of the first river mouth that you drive past heading toward Port from Coombs. Maybe 100-125' off shore. The second time I saw it was when we were taking the boat to go cliff jumping closer to angel rock, but again on the cabin's side of the lake. Didn't see any fins this time, only the same color and shape and same action as before. The scond time it was closer to shore but it is really deep around that rock ledge which is why we were jumping from it.

All in all, I know what I saw. I wasnt on drugs or booze at that age either haha. No one believed me untill last year a frind of mine that ripped on me for thinkin of this saw a report on Daily Planet and it featured a story from cameron lake. Apperently the monster has been known for some time, early 1900's. It is called a cadborosaurus or somethin like that haha. Anyways I have typed enough for a thread thats almost 2 years old. If theres interest ill go into more detail.

Mar 23, 2009 3:57PM Post #9
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fishinMR, I find it interesting since I grew up not far from cameron lake. If you have more info dont be afraid to post, Im sure some other members here will find it an interesting read as well.
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Apr 28, 2009 4:54PM Post #10
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This is an interesting topic. I dont know much about any big monsters living in the lake but I used to work at the resort on Cameron Lake for a couple of summers. Once in a while I would see the ripples almost exactly as that news article shows above. At first I got excited thinking of the possibilities but then I saw it again in the exact same spot the next day so I decided to investigate. I took one of the boats out to see what was causing the disturbance. Once I got up along side it it was very evident. For some geological reason there is a great big rock cylinder formation about 10 feet in diameter that comes up and sits about 3 feet below the surface of the water. Anyone can clearly see it if you get right up beside it and you can see the turmoil that it causes in the water. Funny enough it does look like something is swimming when you see it from far away so I guess you cant blame people for getting excited.

I guess its possible that these formations exist else where in the lake as well which could explain why people claim to see similar disturbances elsewhere.
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