Unknown creature – Bala lake.
Bala lake which can be found in Wales on the outskirts of the Snowdonia National Park is four miles in length and around 130 ft deep, and, if witness accounts are true is said to be the home of some sort of unidentified aquatic creature around 8ft -15ft in length.
An interesting comparison can be made of this lake and also Loch Ness in Scotland which is also said to be the home of an unidentified creature. Both lakes are sited on major fault lines, and although it is only speculation, the millions of tons of water creating extreme pressure on these fault lines may be triggering these sightings of non indigenous creatures. A Mr Rowlands and his cousin were fishing in the lake during 1992 when they had their sighting, their account is as follows:
My encounter with the monster took place when I was 14 in the summer of 1992. It was twilight and I was on the shingle beach of the lake, in front of the Catamaran Club, looking for flat stones to skim on the lake’s calm surface. Without thinking, I suddenly turned a full 180 degrees and looked straight at the monster. The reason for my sudden turnaround was because it was looking right at me. It was about twenty metres away, it’s black head and neck clear above the surface of the water. The instant I saw it, it ducked under. My first thought was that a diver was playing a hoax, swimming under the surface with a Loch ness monster head. I immediately disregarded this for two reasons. The head had ducked under the water extremely quickly – only an animal with fins or paddles could have ducked under the surface that fast. Furthermore, there were no tell-tale bubbles indicating the presence of an artificial underwater breathing system. It looked to me like a plesiosaur and I would estimate its length to be approximately twelve feet (3.66 metres). B Vickers BSc (Hons),
The following accounts are from people who have witnessed the creature: