When I think of Michigan, the fact that it is broken up by Lake Michigan, and is surrounded by two more Great Lakes, is the first thing that comes to mind. And because of this, it felt like a sea creature would have to be the monster representative for the state.
To take this a step further, it also made sense that if Chessie and Pepie are hanging around on the East coast area of the country, then why wouldn’t their cousin want to come to visit them. So yes, this meant that the monster of the state of Michigan would have to be none other than the iconic and legendary Loch Ness Monster, aka Nessie.
While there have been plenty of sightings of Nessie over the years, when researchers have looked further, they haven’t found him. And maybe that’s because he is swimming around Michigan in the lakes that surround and bisect the state.
Much like his North American cousins, Nessie enjoys deep waters and popping up to tease us with his presence. And we are here for it.
Whether Nessie is a prehistoric creature or not, it just makes sense (at least in my mind) to have him vacationing in Michigan. (Even monsters need to get away once in a while.)