Sunday, April 12, 2015

The 1871 Bear Lake Monster captured hoax

THE Herald newspaper recycled a story from the Corinne Journal newspaper that was later proven untrue. The headline on July 9, 1871 was “Monster Captured.”
This report, later proven false, claimed that a junior member of the notorious Bear Lake Monster family had been captured by a fisherman and was now being held in Fish Haven. It was said to be 20 feet long and was captured in a trap just off shore.
On July 13, 1871, the Herald stated that the entire capture report was false, a hoax.

-RESEARCH conducted and compiled by Lynn Arave in 2015. 

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