Captured on video in 2016, the Argentina Loch Ness Monster, Nahuelito, recently aired on the Travel Channel’s Paranormal Caught on Camera, generating a new Nahuelito sensation in 2020.
Lake monsters are difficult to find, as over 70% percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, the majority of which is undiscovered. Without the ability to scan and map every body of water, a bit of luck is involved when finding proof of existing cryptids under the water’s surface.
Nahuelito, much like the Loch Ness Monster, is described as a plesiosaur-like creature. Some estimate the creature to be 15 to 20 feet long, and one eyewitness, George Garrett, insists that the creature came roughly 6 feet out of the water during his encounter.
The Nahuel Huapi Lake can hold a creature this large. The surface area is 205 square miles with a maximum width of over 6 miles. The known maximum depth is 1,522 feet, although some suggest that the lake could go deeper in uncharted sections. The lake’s average depth is over 500 feet.
With reported sightings since the early 1990s, Nahuelito is not a new phenomenon. The Buenos Aires Zoo has been trying to find evidence of this creature for quite some time, and the legend of Nahuelito runs deep in Argentinian culture.
In 2006, an anonymous source gave two photos of the cryptid to a local newspaper known as El Cordillerano. A note read, “It is not a twisted tree trunk. It is not a wave. Nahuelito has shown its face. Lake Nahuel Huapi, Saturday, April 15, 9 o’clock. I’m not giving out my personal information in order to avoid future headaches.”
Now, two fishermen could possess the clearest evidence of a monster in Nahuel Huapi Lake. They recorded a mysterious creature in 2016.
“You can see something black, I don’t know what it is,” said the cameraman during the video. “It looks like something big as if it had scales. I also saw three flippers out of the water. I thought they were waves, but you can still see it. Something is going on there. It is scary.”
It seems likely that a large creature is currently roaming the waters of Nahuel Huapi Lake.
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