The Lake Norman Monster (also known as "Normie") is often described as long and serpentine with scaly fins or flippers. The creature has been seen by dozens of witnesses: swimmers, fisherman, campers, water skiers and scuba divers. Descriptions vary in color and size, but it seems people are definitely seeing something large and frightening in the lake.
Lake Norman is a man made lake located in North Carolina and was created by Duke Power in 1963 as part of the Cowans Ford Dam. It is the largest manmade lake in North Carolina with over 500 miles of shoreline and a surface area of 32,500 acres. More than enough for at least 1 large unknown animal.
SightingsCreated in 1967 by the building of the Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station on the Catawba River, Lake Norman is the largest body of freshwater in North Carolina. It boasts approximately five hundred miles of shoreline and is over one hundred feet deep in some areas. The lake is owned by Duke Energy and is home to the McGuire Nuclear Plant. Though the lake is man-made, there have been reports of a strange creature lurking the depths.
Normie isn't shy-the creature is fond of chasing fast boats and often bumps up against water skiers and swimmers. There have even been attacks. A scuba diver reported narrowly escaping a creature with a doglike head and red eyes that chomped onto one of his flippers. The flipper was lost, but the diver survived. In another incident, a person on a jet ski claimed that a monster surfaced in front of him and brushed up against his leg, leaving a slimy substance that caused an itchy rash.There are several theories to explain the Lake Norman Monster phenomenon. Some believe the creature is none other than a catfish of gigantic proportions. Others think people are seeing a large fish called bowfin, alligators or possibly large salamanders known as hellbenders, which can reach up to two feet in length. Of course, the typical "prehistoric" crocodilian theories abound as well, but most personal favorites (I mean that that people like this theory the best), is that Normie is a mutant fish created by pollution from the nuclear plant-after all, the lake is man-made, so shouldn't its monster be, too?