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COTW#190: Raytown Ray by Trendorman COTW#190: Raytown Ray by Trendorman

For decades there have been sightings of a creature in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania’s, Raystown Lake. Old photos show a large shadowy figure just below the surface. Boaters describe sudden water turbulence and strange appearances of a large water creature, which locals have dubbed Raystown Ray.


The first known photograph of Raystown Ray. Photographed by a local fisherman looking over the lake from the Huntingdon Co.

We’ve known it’s been in there a while now,” admitted Managing Director of Raystown Lake Dwight Beall when he was asked his thoughts on this astonishing discovery. 

“It’s a private creature, but it comes out around this time of year (April). Call it Raystown’s own Punxatawny Phil.” In 2006, when asked his professional opinion, Jeff Krause, Wildlife Biologist at Raystown Lake submitted the following statement in writing: “I believe it must be a vegetarian. We have not seen any evidence of this animal taking fish, geese, otters, or ducks. So I would suggest that our swimmers and boaters are very safe. It appears this animal’s habits are similar to Manatees, which are completely herbivorous and gentle. The increase of weed beds around the lake is probably providing more food in the shallows for herbivores and that would increase sightings.” 

Krause concluded Sources: Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, Cryptomundo

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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
o 3 o I've gone to that Lake nearly all my life and I have never heard of any "Ray" before.
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:icontrendorman:
Trendorman Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Gasp, proof of how allusive it is. 
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:iconaustralopithecusman:
Australopithecusman Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
Love the mammalian design
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:icondinoslayer84:
Dinoslayer84 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Student General Artist
Ooohhh. Can you do the Lake Leelanau Monster?
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:iconeldertyrant682:
Eldertyrant682 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
I think it was a plesiosaur
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:icondinoslayer84:
Dinoslayer84 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Student General Artist
It's a lot more likely a turtle if it's real
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:iconeldertyrant682:
Eldertyrant682 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
Oh well ok you like my monster island thingy
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:icontrendorman:
Trendorman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Already have
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:icondinoslayer84:
Dinoslayer84 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Student General Artist
Have you? Hmm... I guess I never saw it
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:iconperfectchaos22:
PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Think it could be some kind of fatty dolphin

Never seen a Manager with a tail fin
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