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Old 05-29-2018, 09:50 AM
 
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That's like saying a search for "bat boy" on Bing returns 11,300,000 hits, so there must be something to it. There's even a musical about him.
That doesnt make any sense, how any reports have you heard about involving bat boy?

An internet search like that is going to bring back 100s of 1000s if not more, totally non-related hits as well, it will focus on hits that have 'bat' and those that have 'boy' in them anywhere, more than likely only a handful of hits are going to be related to the actual search topic.
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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That doesnt make any sense, how any reports have you heard about involving bat boy?

An internet search like that is going to bring back 100s of 1000s if not more, totally non-related hits as well, it will focus on hits that have 'bat' and those that have 'boy' in them anywhere, more than likely only a handful of hits are going to be related to the actual search topic.
If you put "bat boy" in quotes in a search, it returns results for the phrase. That returns 872,000 hits! Bat Boy still lives!!
In any case, the point I was making had nothing to do with the existence Bat Boy or the exact number of search hits. The point is: anyone can make up stories about anything and publish them on the internet or sell books about them. Or, like a certain French race car driver, create your own religion surrounding your claims.

You said: "...The underground Lizard people thing actually is very credible ... There are just too many stories, reports and encounters with these things for it to be completely false..."

OK, I'll bite: what stories and reports, and what is it about them that convinces you they're not just made-up craziness like Bat Boy?

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Old 05-29-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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I remember back in the 90s, I heard stories from a local dam where divers also encountered HUGE fish near the bottom. I cant recall exactly, but it seems like they were saying there was catfish and other 'bottom-feeders' in excess of 15-20ft long, and could swallow a man.

Im not sure if these stories are true, but at the same time, who knows whats in these big rivers, something this large could go unseen very easily.
I've lived in four different states during my adult life. And I've heard this same big-fish story in each one, attributed to whatever relatively deep local lake is around.
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Northern Wisconsin has the Hodag but the thing is it isn't fake and here is a picture from Wikipedia as it is about to eat a boy.
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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In rural Northern California...Preston "Castle", it was a subject of one of those paranormal shows once. The infirmary was particularly creepy. Actually, it was a boy's reform school (Preston School of Industry now). Merle Haggard was a one-time resident! The old building looked like a red brick castle, said to be haunted by the spirits of the boys who died there, as well as the young female kitchen worker who was dragged to a remote area of the castle, raped, and murdered there. Super creepy! Now they have Halloween night time tours there. There's an old cemetery on the grounds that is also allegedly haunted.

There are numerous gold rush era towns in Nor Cal an all have their stories...I used to work near Ione (pronounced I own), the Ione Hotel, Room 13 is allegedly haunted. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-321100 The owners back in the 80's made THE BEST calzones. How I miss them...

Here in Tennessee, the Bell Witch story is well known. I haven't been to the sight yet, but it's pretty famous. Movies have been made about it.

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Old 05-30-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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I've lived in four different states during my adult life. And I've heard this same big-fish story in each one, attributed to whatever relatively deep local lake is around.
Well, it could be true in all those states too. Its not exactly a big stretch that there may be extraordinary large fish in some large bodies of water, some of the bottom feeder type fish, their size is only limited by their habitat, reaching 15-20ft is not too off the wall.

Besides that, only 5% of our oceans have been explored, who knows what kind of life we are yet to find there.
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Well, it could be true in all those states too. Its not exactly a big stretch that there may be extraordinary large fish in some large bodies of water, some of the bottom feeder type fish, their size is only limited by their habitat, reaching 15-20ft is not too off the wall.

Besides that, only 5% of our oceans have been explored, who knows what kind of life we are yet to find there.

Large (100+ lbs) catfish, paddlefish, and sturgeons are occasionally found in the Mississippi River and its tributaries, as well as other river systems like the Missouri. I'd doubt there are any 15-20ft fish in the Mississippi now (due to a couple centuries of fishing), but there were reports back in the 19th century of explorers encountering huge sturgeons. Largest sturgeon caught on rod and reel by an angler in North America was 12 ft, in 2012:


https://www.inquisitr.com/281808/fra...north-america/
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:49 AM
 
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Large (100+ lbs) catfish, paddlefish, and sturgeons are occasionally found in the Mississippi River and its tributaries, as well as other river systems like the Missouri. I'd doubt there are any 15-20ft fish in the Mississippi now (due to a couple centuries of fishing), but there were reports back in the 19th century of explorers encountering huge sturgeons. Largest sturgeon caught on rod and reel by an angler in North America was 12 ft, in 2012:


https://www.inquisitr.com/281808/fra...north-america/
Most of these rivers are 30+ ft deep, and go on for hundreds of miles. Sure there have been fishermen for a long time, but Id bet majority of them are not setting their lines to fish at 25 ft or deeper.

If you consider how large and extensive rivers are, compared to how many people are fishing, really large fish could easily go undetected forever imo. I would go as far to say there are probably many things living in these rivers, that we have no idea about.
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