Seattle, WA / Lake Chelan, WA (PRWEB) April 16, 2012
The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, along with a local author and merchants, are announcing a contest to name the lake monster, believed by some, to live in the deep waters of Lake Chelan.
Lake Chelan is a 55 mile-long fresh water fjord in the North Central region of Washington State. The legend of a monster prowling the lake stretches back to Native American mythology. More recent reports started surfacing almost as soon as European settlers arrived in the Valley. Over the last century, there have been dozens of reported sightings, and the monster has grown in notoriety.
We've all heard of famous monsters Like Nessie at Loch Ness, or Ogopogo from Okanogan Lake, but the monster in Chelan has never been officially given a name. This contest is an attempt to get community input and find an appropriate moniker for the creature which has been described as, serpent-like, or in some cases resembling a long necked dinosaur similar to a Plesiosaur.
The contest was conceived by author John Fahey, who is releasing a book this month called "Lake Chelan, the Greatest Lake in the World."
"During my research of the lake, I encountered numerous reports of the monster stretching back over a hundred years," says Fahey. "It was called various things, but there was never any consistent name for the creature. Sightings still occur on occasion, and I thought it was time we had a consensus as to what we should call it."
The Chelan Chamber of Commerce and some local merchants agreed to sponsor it, and the contest is now under way to find a name that can be printed in Fahey's book and be noted for the history books. Anyone can enter by visiting the website http://www.greatestlakeintheworld.com and submitting their name for the monster. The deadline to enter is April, 16th, 2012. The list will then be compiled and voted on by the community at large. Along with some small prizes, the winning name will be printed in Fahey's upcoming book, "Lake Chelan, The Greatest Lake in The World", due to be released on April 28th.
FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL: greatestlakeintheworld(at)yahoo(dot)com