Lake Norman Monster Sighting

Left Side of the Dam – 2013-07-23

Sighting Reported By:
Winston-Salem, NC


In the summer of 1985 two friends and I were bass fishing on the left side of Cowans Ford Dam in the shallow water. I looked down at what I first thought were big rocks we were moving over until I looked up and realized we were not moving at all! One of my friends in the boat realized this at the same time I did and we looked at each other and both of us yelled out, “What was that?” We asked each other what we had seen and agreed it was at least as long as the boat which was a 14 ft. johnboat. I did not see its head just its huge body which at first we thought were rocks. I guess we had moved over it with the trolling motor and it swam away.