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This article contains information relating to a hoax. According to Cambridge dictionary a hoax is "a plan to deceive a large group of people; a trick."
The Lake George Monster is a monster that was purportedly sighted at Hague Bay in Lake George in New York, United States.
It was a hoax invented by painter Harry Watrous in 1904. This was a reported solution to an ongoing rivalry that Watrous had with another resident. After word had spread about, Mr. Watrous began to move the monster around the lake for more publicity.
The monster was also sighted at The View restaurant, near Hague. The monster is now on display in the Lake George Chamber of Commerce.