Bear Lake Monster
Monday, 24 March 2014
If you've lived in Cache Valley for any length of time, you may have heard about a monster just over the mountains in Bear Lake. The existance of the monster was reported by Mormon pioneers of the Bear Lake Valley as early as 1863, but you'll have to decide for yourself if you believe that it exists or not!
Check out the following sources to learn more:
- Christiansen, Larry D.The Bear Lake Monster-Facts, Fun and Fancy. 2011.
- Dunning, Linda.Lost Landscapes: Utah's Ghosts, Mysterious Creatures, Aliens. Springville, UT: Council Press, 2007.
- Reeve, W. Paul. Between Pulpit and Pew: the Supernatural World in Mormon History and Folklore. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2011.
- Thompson, Bonnie. Folklore in the Bear Lake Valley. Salt Lake City, UT: Granite Publishing Company, 1972.
~ Jason, Special Collections Librarian