'Lake Monster' Spotted Near Charlevoix South Pier Lighthouse
A man watching a webcam feed of a storm on Lake Michigan could not believe his eyes when a mysterious and rather sizeable creature popped up out of the surf. The bizarre sighting reportedly occurred a couple of weeks ago when Tim Wenzel checked out a live stream from a TV station camera focused on the pier leading out to the Charlevoix South Pier Lighthouse (above) as 40-mph winds propelled huge waves against the shore.
The oddity caught Wenzel’s attention and he managed to rewind the video and save the moment to his computer. When he subsequently posted it to his Facebook page, he joked that the footage showed “the ‘Lake Ness’ monster being washed over the south pier during the gale.”
As with all creature videos, it is rather difficult to discern what exactly Wenzel spotted, in this case, because the storm. Be that as it may, speculation as to what the anomaly could have been has centered on possible creatures of that size that inhabit the Great Lakes. A sturgeon, an eel and a bull shark are all suspects. However, others have suggested that perhaps the “creature” was actually some sort of debris or plant matter washed up by the storm.