This photo was taken in 1972 by the late Andrew Roberson, showing what he believed to be a friendly "Loch Ness-type Monster" in Northwood Lake, now a subdivision, in Northport, AL.

Most believe this to be some sort of floating object, but those in attendance on that late evening of August 8th, 1972 tell a different story.  "I've seen her 3 times, the water gets really green when she comes up for air, or sun, or whatever she comes up for.  I really want people to know she's not a threat to humans" said Claude Ball before his passing years ago.  Many legends exist of different "Loch Ness Monsters" all across the globe, but most in Northport have never believed this photo or the story.

"I don't know what I saw, but it was moving and everybody can decide for themselves."  Last week in the same lake around the exact same area of the lake this photo was taken by a person who wishes to remain anonymous.  The unnamed person says, "I don't know what I saw, but it was moving and everybody can decide for themselves."  Here is the pic, believed to have been taken on Thursday evening March 2nd, 2017.

Northport's Loch ness monster
Northport's Loch Ness Monster?

"I know what I saw was bigger than my Paddle Board and I was careful to take this pic, and not fall off.  The water seemed to turn more green as I carefully paddled to shore, by the time i got to shore and I turned around it was gone."    

Some residents report claims of "floating trees" last week at Northwood's deep, dark, and mysterious Lake.  Most tend to think this could have been a Christmas Tree that someone didn't secure very well to the bottom floor to help with fish habitat?  Could this be a pile of debris floating on the same surface in the same pattern time and time again separated by decades of time?  Could this be a large creature, living on Northwood Lake's bottom floor surfacing for air or the sun.

"She's bigger than a canoe, and moves real slow" Said Claude Ball who claims to have seen what he calls "her" in March 1972, March 1979 and then again in while fishing in March of 1990.  Each time he tells of Northwood Lakes waters turning very green before seeing the large aquatic being.

The creature commonly appears in Western media where it manifests in a variety of ways. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a being from folklore without biological basis, explaining sightings as hoaxeswishful thinking, and the misidentification of mundane objects.

In folklore,the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, is an aquatic being which reputedly inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is often described as "being large in size, with a long neck and one or more humps protruding from the water." Popular interest and belief in the creature has varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933.

The real question is, what do you think lurks in the deep, dark, 50 foot depths of those green waters of Northwood Lake in Northport, Alabama?

Loch Ness Monster
The Loch Ness Monster in Scotland (Getty Images)

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