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A sea creature with gleaming, solar powered eyes, a sinister, serpentine physique, a dragon's head and matching fangs once roamed an eery creek which funnels directly into the Boston Harbor. And, unlike the legendary "Nessie" the Loch Ness Monster, there's proof – incontrovertible visual evidence – of this Bay State beastie's existence.
Feast your eyes upon the "Mill Creek Monster," which made its public debut shortly before Halloween 2013.
Yes: It's made out of wood – a prank. And the person who built it is looking for Kickstarter funding to build more this Halloween.
Crafted by Marine veteran and InkTank Boston artist/founder Bobby McKenna, the Mill Creek Monster briefly drew the attention of local residents, the media and even the police last October, after some caught glimpses of a mysterious object floating above the water's surface.
The prankster, McKenna, a Revere resident, explains on Kickstarter how it all went down:
Nope, just the whittled-out-of-wood brainchild of a man, inspired by the myth of the Loch Ness Monster, Monty Python and the Holy Grail , and the place he calls home.