LAKE BEAST CAUGHT AFTER 60 YEARS OF CHASE !
giant "BOOT EATER" that haunted the shores of Seneca Lake in the
1940's and since thought to be extinct after its diet of Navy Boots was
relocated from the Romulus and Geneva areas, resurfaced on January 1, 2002.
It was spotted offshore by a volunteer shore watcher, a Mister Sorely Misd.
Misd, who was born long after the monster was thought to have disappeared for
good and all, heard a large splash and caught a quick glimpse of a dark blue
form rising from the wind-swept waves of Seneca Lake. He noted in his
report book that the form seemed to have 3 stripes on what appeared to be a
pullover shirt of some kind, almost like the Navy uniform shirts of olden
days. Misd reported his sighting to the park rangers and they cast out a
homemade net buoyed up by emptied and corked rum bottles. The monster
actually swam up to the net and jumped in. Although the monster was an
easy catch, it had been underwater too long (that is the "ODTM"
syndrome - or "One Dive Too Many") and, on reaching the dry land,
the monster disintegrated into a pile of chipped gray paint.
article was contributed by Gus Kilthau, a true friend of Sampson and a member
of the Sampson Air Force.