Lake Norman Monster; Normie
Normie, as the creature has come to be called, is said to inhabit the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. It was created by Duke Energy in 1963. Sightings of the monster have been reported since. This 32,000 + acre lake is said to have produced large alligator gars, snakeheads, human-size catfish, and five foot long salamanders. Many believe sightings of Normie are actually sightings of some of these other creatures or even grass carp that were introduced to the region to control nuisance plants, as Normie has been described as being fish-like or serpent-like.