Is it “Nessie”?

  • Tue Apr 8th, 2008 3:00pm
  • Life

The elusive “Lugubriousa” sea creature in Hummel Lake

A mysterious sighting of a Loch Ness-type monster on Hummel Lake was observed by many passersby Tuesday, April 1.

On the way to work Tuesday morning, Lopez resident Carolyn Jacobsen said, “I looked over to see if any swans were swimming on the lake. The creature appeared out of the mist. It was magnificent.”

Word quickly spread. “Everyone at the post-office and market is buzzing about it,” said Islehaven bookstore owner Phyllis Potter. “You’ve got to see it to believe it,” said Potter.

Water horse expert Cheryl Harlan says the monster’s name is “Lugubriousa” or “Hummie” for short. “Lugubriousa is a cousin to Scotland’s Loch Ness monster,” said Harlan. “She rises in the spring to greet the sun after the long dark winter,” said Harlan.