The Chesapeake Bay Monster
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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)