John Rover and his team were just following a legend. But what they found was worth so much more than they ever thought it would be.
When he first saw it, he nearly had a heart attack. But now that he knew what it was, his heart nearly failed.
It was the discovery of a lifetime, and his team had found it.
Filled With Legends
Lake Ontario was one of those lakes that were surrounded by legends.
Over the years, countless fishermen have come up with astronomical stories of creatures that inhabited the lake.
That was what had intrigued John in the beginning. He loved hunting legends, and this lake had quite a few to go around. Would he find what he was looking for?
An Avid Diver
John was an avid diver. He had been doing it since he was in high school. But it was only when he hit his forties that he started following the legends that surrounded the lakes.
Something about it intrigued him, and as soon as he started, he found it difficult to stop.
Because of that, he started traveling across the globe in search of the truth.
Wanted To Uncover The Secrets
Over the years, John had heard many stories about Lake Ontario.
But there was one story that had him intrigued.
According to the legends, there was something sticking out above the water when the weather was good. People said it looked like a massive spear tip was sticking out above the water. And John wanted to know what it was. If only he knew what he’d find.
A Two-Year Project
The entire expedition had started two years prior to the incident.
The legend of the spear had become more prominent, and John decided to use that to his advantage.
He started researching the matter more and found that the legends were far more intriguing than he ever thought they would be. What was it that fascinated him so much?
John had spent countless hours reading up about the matter. But from what he could see, there was no actual evidence to support the rumors.
Now, that would have any usual researcher turning their back on the story.
But it was the one thing that intrigued John even more. He wanted to see if there was any truth to the fisherman’s tale.
An Entire Team
Over those two years, John started building up his team.
They were all enthusiasts, just as he was, and once they heard the legends, they all agreed to the expedition.
Now the only thing John had to do was collect the funds required to arrange all the equipment they needed. But none of them knew what they were getting themselves into.
It was the one legend of this lake that had intrigued people for the last seventy years.
The first report appeared in the mid-1950s, and since then, people have been keeping their eyes peeled with the hope of seeing the spear.
But countless expeditions have been conducted in the lake. And none of them yielded any results.
Talking To Locals
Because of that, John decided to start his in-person research by talking to some of the locals, particularly the fishermen.
And what they had to say would leave his head spinning.
However, it was not the spear that would have John questioning everything he thought he knew. It was something much more sinister that would baffle the diver.
So Many Theories
John had heard countless stories, and not a single one of them matched the other. One fisherman said that the sun had just started to set one stormy night, and that was when he saw it.
Another fisherman claimed that it was early morning and that the sky was clear.
The water was barely moving when he saw the massive object sticking out of the lake.
Pieces Of The Puzzle
But to John, these were all crucial pieces of the puzzle he was trying to solve.
Every story and every inaccuracy was a key now, he just had to make them fit.
That was easier said than done, though. In order to put the pieces together, John would need to head out to the lake and see the object for himself. Would he blow the lid off this case?
They Were Nervous
As the days grew nearer, the crew started becoming more nervous. This would be the biggest expedition they had ever been a part of. And they wanted it to be a success.
But there was something else that might’ve been playing on their nerves.
The legend of the giant serpent might’ve just been a story, but it still plagued them.
The Day Had Come
The day had finally come. It was 4 am on a Monday morning, and the crew had just started boarding the boat. Everyone was quiet, and the air around them was filled with tension.
None of them expected to find anything on the first day they set out.
But there was just something about that morning that had them feeling gloomy. Was it their instincts?
Looking For “The Spear”
As soon as the sun started rising, the crew began looking for the object that had intrigued the entire town.
The sky was clear, and the water was calm.
But there was no sign of the spear that apparently stuck out above the water. In fact, there was no sign of anything sticking out of the water at all.
At around midday, the divers got into the water with the hope of seeing something while down there.
But before long, the sun was starting to set, and the time had come for them to leave.
The crew was a little disappointed. They had hoped to see something that would point them in the right direction. But they ended up being called in too soon.
They Found Nothing
The divers stayed as long as they could, but when the final call came in from the boat, they knew they no longer had a choice. They had to return to the surface.
The divers had found nothing during their first dive. But the dive wasn’t over yet.
There was still one person who had to get back onto the boat.
On His Way Out
As John was about to get out of the water, something brushed up against him.
The sky was dark, and the water was murky, so he couldn’t really see what it was.
He was about to brush it off when something wrapped around his leg and tugged at him. The pull was strong, and it nearly dragged him under. What caused it?
What Was It?
John’s heart was beating in his throat as he held on for dear life.
The creature tugged at him a couple of times before letting go. And he had never felt so relieved in his life.
But that wouldn’t be the last time he wondered what lurked in those dark depths. It was something that would stick with him for quite some time following the incident.
A Week Later
For a whole week, John avoided the water at all costs. He barely slept at night as his mind pondered the incident he had experienced.
He had never believed in mythological creatures and legends revolving around animals before.
But he had no other way of explaining what he felt. If it wasn’t something like the Loch Ness Monster, then what was it?
For the first time in his life, John was truly afraid of the water that he loved more than anything else.
It took some serious convincing to get him to go back to the lake.
But he wasn’t the type who would give up so easily. And that was what ultimately led him to uncover the truth.
The very next day, John was back in the water, and that was when things started taking a drastic turn.
The entire team had gone in, and it didn’t take long for them to express their fears.
Before he could fully understand what was happening, John’s radio started going wild. Every single person on his team had something to say.
Reports Came In
Reports were coming in about a creature stalking the divers.
At first, it was just one person, and John thought they were just making things up.
But within a matter of minutes, everyone was talking about the same thing, and they were absolutely terrified. Not a single member of the team wanted to remain in the water.
An Unidentified Creature
Nobody knew what it was that they were dealing with.
But they did know that it had tentacles and that it was either brushing up against them or trying to drag them further into the dark depths of the lake.
This unidentified creature was targeting them one by one. And that had them seriously wound up.
Memories Rush Back
As John floated there and listened to his team talking, the memories of his last dive came flooding back into his mind.
He remembered the tentacle wrapping around his leg and the force the creature used when it tried to drag him down.
He remembered his fear and his thoughts. And he knew exactly how his team felt.
Urge To Leave
In that instant, John felt an overwhelming urge to get out of the water. But something was keeping him from doing so.
It wasn’t the mysterious creature or its tentacles, though. It was his curiosity.
He wanted to know what it was, and he knew that he could only find out if he stayed in the water.
Everyone Else Got Out
John watched the water move as his team swam to safety, and before long, he was the only one who was still in the water.
His team called for him to come out and join them on the boat. But he couldn’t.
He needed to stay and see if he could find anything because he knew there would be no convincing them to get back into the water.
He Needed Answers
John had always been a curious man when it came to the mysteries of the lakes, but this mystery was something he couldn’t let go of.
He needed to find out what the creature was and how no one had ever noticed it before.
Little did he know that his curiosity would lead to the biggest freshwater discovery yet.
Just A Glimpse
As John bobbed around in the murky water, he saw something.
He couldn’t make out what it was because he just got a glimpse of it.
But he was sure that it was some kind of animal. And if he were lucky, he’d find a way to figure out exactly what kind of animal it was.
Checking His Body Cam
That night, John sat behind his computer and analyzed the footage that his body cam captured that day.
He hoped he’d get some kind of answer from it.
But as he saw the creature swimming past him, he knew that this was beyond his range of expertise. He needed some serious help, and he needed it right away.
A Frantic Call
The second John saw what it was, he leaped out of his chair and ran to his phone.
He typed in the number for the Canadian Wildlife offices, and it took all his strength to remain calm as he spoke.
“I have footage of it!” John shouted as they began to question him. But would it be enough for them to act?
In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.