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hose unfamiliar, Lake Pepin is supposedly home to a giant beast, affectionately known as Pepie, which resembles a serpent or a long necked swimming reptile, depending on who you ask. Sightings date back to the 1600s, said Lewis, who scoured old newspapers and historical archives for evidence of the creature and chronicled his research in a book, "Pepie: The Lake Monster of the Mississippi River. "Lewis found evidence of sightings Adidas Superstar Color White
through the 1800s and 1900s describing a creature "between the size of an elephant and a rhinoceros" with smooth gray skin and the ability to snatch birds in midair. He interviewed locals who provided numerous convincing, eyewitness accounts of the beast. He and his crew went on two multi day expeditions in 2010 and 2013 to search for the monster, using sonar imaging to scan the lake's depths.
Still, Lewis believes that the centuries of sightings go beyond hoax mongering and that the river's vast, murky depths could one day provide an answer to the mystery of Lake Pepin. "It may never be solved.
They even jumped in the water and used themselves as bait. But Pepie must be a shy vegetarian, because the expeditions found no evidence of the monster. Adidas Superstar Sneakers Rose Gold
evidence proving the monster which he named Pepie truly exists. After watching a television Adidas Superstar Gold Shoes documentary on Loch Ness, Neilson noticed similarities between the famous Scottish lake and his own Lake Pepin both are about the same size (although Loch Ness is much deeper), both are surrounded by rocky bluffs and both have legendary monsters.
But hopefully, 20 years from now, people will still take their families out on the Mississippi and say, 'What if?'"Monster marketingBut the story of the lake monster has gone from local lore to international legend, thanks largely to an ingenious marketing strategy dreamed up by Larry Neilson, a businessman from Lake City. Neilson owns several businesses on Lake Pepin, including the 125 passenger paddle wheeler Pearl of the Lake. He offered up a $50,000 reward to anyone who can provide conclusive Adidas Superstar Metallic Stripes