Guide to Patagonia's Monsters & Mysterious beings

I have written a book on this intriguing subject which has just been published.
In this blog I will post excerpts and other interesting texts on this fascinating subject.

Austin Whittall

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lake Llanquihue - lake of the week

lake of the week

Lake Llanquihue.

Our lake of the week. Every week I will post about a different Patagonian lake.

This lake is located at the foot of Osorno Volcano (41°09’ S, 72°47’ W), is Chile’s second largest lake with a surface area of 860 km2 [332 sq. mi.]. It is 70 m [229 ft.] above sea level and is 350 m [1,147 ft.] deep, so the lake's bottom is well below sea level.

Its Monster

We have only found one reference published in 1999 regarding “a strange aquatic monster” which was seen by Puerto Varas and Ensenada; it had “a long neck, similar to an anaconda, with the back of a pachyderm and nine meters long”. This being has a “plesiosaur” appearance.[1]

See it on our MAP


[1] Badal, G. and Coloane, F., (2005). Chile: país oceánico. Santiago: Ocho Libros Edit. pp. 44. Citing: Ampuero R., (1999). ¿Un monstruo en elLago Llanquihue? Diario Austral. Temuco, Chile. 10.01.1999.

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