The Chesapeake Bay Monster

September 20th, 2008

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Chessie is the name of the alleged monster who coasts the waters of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Chessie was first spotted in 1978 and reported to be a grayish figure around 25 feet long and swam with an unusual motion for a normal fish. This sighting was by the mouth of the Potomac River in the bay. There have been many sightings of Chessie since then but most turn out to be just a prank or it is proven wrong by another fish appearing such as an otter.

In the summer of 1982, Robert Frew shot a three minute video of Chessie which caused great commotion but it was never proven to be real footage of the supposed monster. The video proved to not have enough visual clarity for anyone to conclude anything from it. A fisherman years later believed he was chasing Chessie with his shotgun but then eventually lost it to the bay. To this day, the people of Maryland still believe in the legend of Chessie, but there has been no conclusive evidence to support this phenomena.

(Source: Cohen, Daniel. Hauntings and Horrors. 2002)

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  1. Anonymous
    September 20th, 2008 at 23:43 | #1

    Yo thats not scary or anything.

  2. Daniel R
    January 15th, 2009 at 09:35 | #2

    what i dont understand is the fact that we have such fantastic camera technology, yet when situations like these (just these kind!) when we see a “sea monster” that our pictures always look like an ultrasound! take a decent picture for christ sake! you people are flippin’ retarded!

  3. Jason
    January 15th, 2009 at 11:38 | #3

    lol yea. It’s the only proof that we humans have so far. It’s from 1982, thats why it’s so fuzzy I guess.

  4. Patricia Samuel
    June 4th, 2013 at 06:34 | #4

    I too saw Chessie in 1973. My boyfriend and I were sitting just off Carrs Beach road in Annapolis. We were just sitting there at a neck of a little park area look at the water in a quiet spot. It was about 5:30 6:00 in the morning summertime and we could hear the water rippling. The approach of this thing looked like it was a head decoration on a big boat. We could only see this big head like a horse/dino head. Then all of a sudden it started to rise up out of the water as it approached and we see the multiple humps and just how massive this thing was. We were afraid it was coming ashore that’s how close it was so we backed up quickly and never looked back. We never talked about what we saw..

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