The legend of Issie, also known as the Lake Ikeda Monster, has been a subject of fascination for many people in Japan and beyond.

This mysterious creature is said to inhabit the depths of Lake Ikeda, a large lake located on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan.

According to legend, Issie was once a white mare who lived on the shores of the lake with her foal. One day, the foal was kidnapped by a samurai, and Issie was unable to find it. In her desperation, she jumped into the lake and was transformed into a giant, saurian beast.

Since then, Issie has been seen frequently emerging from the depths of the lake, apparently searching for her lost child. The creature is described as having a saurian appearance, with a long body and two humps on its back. It is said to be black in color, with each hump measuring about 5 meters in length.


In 1978, a man named Mr. Matsubara claimed to have photographed Issie while it was swimming in the lake.

Twenty other people also reported seeing the creature that year, corroborating Mr. Matsubara’s claim.

However, despite these sightings and the photographic evidence, many people remain skeptical of the existence of Issie.

Some believe that the sightings and photographs could be explained by other natural phenomena, such as schools of fish or floating logs.

Despite the lack of concrete evidence, the legend of Issie continues to capture the imagination of people around the world. For some, the idea of a giant, mysterious creature lurking in the depths of a lake is simply too intriguing to ignore. Whether or not Issie actually exists remains a mystery, but for those who believe in its existence, the search for this elusive cryptid continues.

In January 2023, the Brooklyn Paranormal Society will be traveling to Japan for a two-week investigation of the legendary cryptid known as Issie. This mysterious creature is said to inhabit Lake Ikeda in southern Japan, and is described as having a saurian appearance with two humps on its back.

The Brooklyn Paranormal Society, known for their rigorous and scientific approach to investigating paranormal phenomena, will be using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in their search for Issie.

While many people remain skeptical of the creature’s existence, the team is hopeful that their investigation will provide some answers and shed light on this enduring mystery. The team will be using a combination of traditional methods, such as physical searches and interviews with local residents, as well as more technological methods such as sonar and drone scans of the lake.

They will be documenting their progress and findings on their social media channels and plan to publish a report on their website upon their return.

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