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Feb192011

Loch Ness-like Sea Creature Spotted in England?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE, England) -- Bownessie, the mythical younger and less famous sea monster of Britain's Lake Windermere, who lives in the shadow of her northern neighbor, the fabled Loch Ness monster, may have been spotted.

Two young Brits told the U.K.'s Daily Mail on Friday that they spotted three or four mysterious humps emerge from the water while they were kayaking on Lake Windermere in Bowness-on-Windermere, near the western coast of northern England.

Tom Pickles, 24, and Sarah Harrington, 23, said they stared at the shape, terrified as it moved through the water at about 10 miles per hour.

"I thought it was a dog," Pickles said. "Then I realized it was much bigger and moving really quickly. Each hump was moving in a rippling motion and it was swimming fast. I could tell it was much bigger underneath from the huge shadow around it."

"Its skin was like a seal's, but its shape was abnormal -- it's not like any animal I've ever seen before. We saw it for about 20 seconds. It was petrifying. We paddled back to the shore straight away," Harrington said.

The couple managed to snap a shot of the baffling figure with a camera phone before it disappeared into the water. Experts who have examined the fuzzy photograph have said that the image is authentic, but that the file size is too small to tell if it was altered.

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