Utah Historian to Address Legend of Bear Lake Monster

Jan 20, 2006

OGDEN, Utah – Utah historian Will Bagley will present “The Bear Lake Monster and Utah's other Infamous Aquatic Outlaws,” Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Lair on Weber State University’s Ogden campus.

Bagley’s talk is part of the Utah Humanities Council's Road Scholar program and is free to the public. The Weber Historical Society and UHC helped organize the event.

Like so many lakes, caves and dens, Bear Lake has its share of legendary stories and history. As far back as 1868, accounts exist of a monster inhabiting the Northern Utah lake.

Bagley, Utah’s self-proclaimed leading “monsterologist,” says that despite long being ridiculed as a myth or mass hallucination, the history of the Bear Lake monsters and other Utah lake leviathans deserve serious consideration. As part of his talk, Bagley will share compelling proof of the Bear Lake monster’s historic reality and continued existence.

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Contact:

Sara Dant Ewert, associate history professor

(801) 626-6699 · sewert@weber.edu
Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 • jkowalewski@weber.edu

Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah 84408

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