Canada’s B.C. Local News has reported that “Cammie,” better known as the Cameron Lake monster, was sighted by Coombs resident Kim MacDonald and her eight-year-old son Tristan, who were driving towards Port Alberni on January 5th, 2010.
MacDonald related what she and her son saw as they approached the lake:
“I had just picked my son up from school and we were driving towards Port Alberni and were getting towards the far end of the lake when something kept catching my eye. At first I just thought it was a bird skimming across the water… (then) there was an enormous splash, like when someone jumps into the water.”
MacDonald pulled over to the side of the highway, where she watched the large object, which she described as looking like a living log. Then, without another moments hesitation, she grabbed her camera and climbed up on her truck.
MacDonald was able to capture approximately one and a half seconds of video before she switched the camera to picture mode and snapped one shot of the LAKE MONSTER before it dove out of view:
“It was big… my son said, Oh my God, what’s that mum? …the head, if that’s what it was, was huge, bigger than a beaver. I grabbed my camera and hopped on top of my truck… after I took that picture it was gone. I drive past there all the time and I’ve never seen anything like that before. It was round and big. My heart was pounding for a long time… when I came back later I kept looking for it, really looking, but it was gone… it’s definitely not a fish or a beaver.”
Cammie made a big splash last autumn when the BCSCC (British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club) — led by club president, co-founder and noted cryptozoologist John Kirk — launched an expedition to Cameron Lake to investigate what some say is a huge eel-like creature, not unlike Newfoundland’s CRESSIE. The team was delighted when they made sonar contact with a large, apparently animate object at the bottom of the lake:
“Something just went ‘ping’ on the alarm on the fish finder and we saw this absolutely massive object in the midst of various fish… we were quite stunned that there was something that big in the lake and it was in about 60 feet of water, less than 30 yards from shore, it was quite amazing… maybe it’s a sturgeon, maybe it’s a giant sterile eel, it could be a massive type of salamander… or it could be something that we’re completely unaware of at this point.”