What If Chessie Is Just a Big Catfish?

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Chessie. Photo by forgotton001.
Chessie. Photo by forgotton001.

Let me start this off by assuring you that I have no idea what I’m talking about here. I wouldn’t say I’ve done any “research” per se. I would say that I clicked on a link from Facebook and then skimmed a few Wikipedia articles. So here goes:

According to some guy who apparently ruined his life so that he could study the Loch Ness Monster currently believes that the large animal people are finding in the water is most likely an insanely large catfish (of a size certain catfish have been known to reach).

It’s not a perfect answer because that species of catfish has only been in the area for a couple hundred years, but it’s a thought.

The Chesapeake Bay has its own elusive aquatic beast: Chessie.Wikipedia describes a Chessie sighting from 2014 (without any citation) in which a¬†witness said the creature had a head like a football, and skin that was dark and either leather or scaly. Well, we’ve got blue catfish in the bay. They can get kind of big. And I have no business saying this, but I’m sure that’s what it was. Case closed. Chessie’s a catfish.



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