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Written by Brian Baker
KINGSTON, ON - On May 16th, 2004 two individuals from the Kingston area witnessed a large unexplained animal underneath the water while fishing for carp in Little Cataraqui Creek.

During the early spring day, the air temperature was approximately 23 degrees celcius, ideal for most animals to be out and about including humans. The size of the creature spotted beneath the water was approximately four feet by eight feet, obviously a little larger than the local carp population. Carp on average run from 25 to 55 centimetres in length within the Lake Ontario region.

The area of the sighting, approximately three kilometres southwest of the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area featuring a large reservoir that is located in the central area of the conservation area. The conservation area is home to several flora and fauna species, including turtles. The species of turtles indigenous to the area are mostly Snapping (Chelydra serpentina) and Wood Turtles (Clemmys insculpta).

An ******** (witness’ name deleted for privacy) of the Kingston area noted, "We were only seeing carp and turtles until one cast was attempted to be brought back..we thought we had a huge carp on the line it was tugging so hard. It fought for a couple of minutes..then the line was freed..but what followed was so strange! We saw 3 large dark, if not black, bubbles surface..as well as the shadow under the water was about 4 feet by 8 feet. It was strange, seemed to stick around for a second then we couldnt see it any more. We tried to cast in the same area again to re-catch it, but to no avail. We couldnt believe what we saw. I remembered that long ago there were sightings of strange things in the lake"

The local cryptid in Kingston that the witness mentions is "Kingstie." First sighted back in 1881, according to PSICAN files, by members on the steamship Gypsy. Sightings have been reported in Alexandria Bay and around the Wolfe Island areas.

Our thanks go out to the witness for this report.