Have a look at the image below and tell me what you see.

There I was, standing on a high point looking down on the Alcova Reservoir.

A moment ago there was a family camping by the water, enjoying their weekend.

But now they were gone.

Where did they go?

Down below, in the shallow water, I saw this astounding sight.

Does this look like a lake creature to you?

Because I think it ate that family.

Photo by Tim Mandese
Photo by Tim Mandese

I see a head on the left side.

Then the body, with dorsal fins.

Below that is an extended tail.

At the far end is its back flipper that looks like it belongs to a dolphin or something.

Dinosaur bones, evidence of massive sea creatures, and even prehistoric crocodiles have been found in and around Alcova. 

Is this a leftover monster from that long ago age?

A photo doesn't do it justice.

To see if for yourself, drive to the east side of the Alcova Reservoir.

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From the town of Alcova take Highway 407 to Cottonwood Creek Road. That's the campground by the same name.

Drive all the way to the water and look up to your right, you see a red roof on some red cliffs. Drive up there.

This link is a satellite photo of the end of the road, where you want to be.

The photo is so old it doesn't show the red roof of the picnic area.

NORE does it show the creature in the lake.

But you can go up there, look down, and see what is in that photo.

It seems to like sleeping there.

The next morning, as a breeze crossed the cove, a strange calm spot appeared.

Photo by Tim Mandese
Photo by Tim Mandese

This calm in the breeze was the same size and shape as the photo taken the day before.

So, just a pile of rocks underwater?


Let's start an Alcova Lake monster story.

We need a lake monster just like the Loch Ness Monster.

Let's call her ALI the Alcova Reservoir Monster.

Share this story and help spread the story so we can get this thing going.

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