Lough Fadda is known though out Ireland as the home of some amazing salmon and trout fishing, however a little less known are the reports of large unknown creature dwelling in the lake. Described as having a horse like head with the long body of an eel the Lough Fadda Beast has reportedly lived in the lough, or lake, for centuries. One of the best known encounters with the Lough Fadda Beast began in 1954 when a Miss Georgia Carberry, along with several companions, was enjoying a peaceful fishing trip on the lough. Midway through the day the calm of the pristine water suddenly broke off to the side of their boat.
The group of friends nervously starred at the thrashing water, unsure as the cause of the commotion; all of a sudden a long necked monstrosity thrust its head through the water and headed directly for the boat. The group of friends was terrified as the huge beast approached the ship, but at the last moment it dove under the boat, reemerging on the other side exposing two distinct humps behind its head and neck.
Word of Miss Carberry’s encounter with the Lough Fadda Beast traveled slowly through the scientific community and eventually fell upon the ears of Captain Lionel Leslie who, along with such high profile investigators as Dr. Roy P. Mackal and David James, founder of the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau, converged on the lough in 1965. In an attempt to solve the mystery and bring the creature to the surface of the lake Captain Leslie and his crew detonated five pounds of gelignite in roughly the same location as Carberry encounter.
With in seconds of the explosion a large, dark object came thrashing to the surface of the lake; it thrashed so wildly that the members of the team had a difficult time making out any specific physical features of the beast. After some discussion the team agreed that what they had seen was a very real creature, one that resembled no other animal known to live in Lough Fadda.
Speculation as to the identity of the beast ranged from the usual suspect, a surviving prehistoric specimen of plesiosaur thought to be the identity of several so called lake monsters through out Scotland and Ireland, including the most famous of these creatures, the Loch Ness Monster, to a surviving specimen of zeuglodon, a species of prehistoric whale known to have lived some 37 million years ago. Captain Leslie and his team returned to Lough Fadda again in 1969 hoping this time to determine just what it was they saw that day. This time they expanded their search area to include loughs Nahooin, Shanakeever and Auna. Using giant nets Captain Leslie and his team hoped to capture a live specimen of the Lough Fadda Beast, however their nets failed to expose the creature and the true identity of the Lough Fadda Beast remains a mystery to this day.
There is currently no physical evidence to support the existence of any large unknown creature living in the depths of Lough Fadda.
In 1954, Miss Georgia Carberry, along with several companions, was enjoying a peaceful fishing trip on the lough when suddenly a large unknown creature charged their vessel.
In 1965, Captain Lionel Leslie, along with such high profile investigators as Dr. Roy P. Mackal and David James, founder of the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau, converged on the lough in search of the beast. Using explosive charges the team was able to drive a large unknown creature to the surface; however it thrashed so wildly that the team was unable to actually see the beast.
The Stats– (Where applicable)
• Classification: Lake Monster
• Size: Unknown
• Weight: Unknown
• Diet: Unknown
• Location: Lough Fadda, Ireland
• Movement: Swimming
• Environment: Lough