Lurking in the depths of Crescent Lake in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, comes a mysterious, vicious eel like creature named Cressie.

Reportedly not the largest lake monster, Cressie is only 5 to 15 feet in length with the width of a human torso. Stories can be traced back to Native legend, where it was referred to as “Woodun Haoot” (Pond Devil) or “Haoot Tuwedyee” (Swimming Demon). It’s been feared by locals forever, but reports by settlers only began in the 20th century.


In the 1950s, two men saw what appeared to be an upturned boat. Upon approaching it, though, it flipped itself around and dove back under into the depths of the lake. In the 1980s, a plane crashed into Crescent Lake. In an effort to retrieve the corpse, two scuba divers entered the depths, and within a moment were surrounded by abnormally large eels, which started attacking them, forcing them to retreat. Neither were seriously harmed, but severely shaken. In 1991, “Cressie” was seen swimming on the lakes surface, reportedly 15 feet, black, and swimming with a rolling motion.  In 2003, a woman named Vivian Short saw the creature, and described it as a serpentine like animal with the head of a fish. Ada Rosewell, the towns clerk, said Short’s wasn’t the only sighting in recent years.

Another weird phenomenon associated with Cressie, involves mysterious holes which have been known to appear in the ice sheet that covers the water during the brutal Newfoundland winters. They are mostly written off as tragic snowmobile accidents. however divers who ventured beneath the ice to ascertain the cause of the holes, rarely find man-made objects to account for the ice rifts. Could these tremendous holes in the ice not by something falling in, but rather something bursting out?


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