This offbeat photograph, seems to show some sort of humanoid monster wandering at Lake Travis, Texas. Ever since it was shared online back in 2007, it has remained a mystery. There are different variations of the photo, showing the same image both darker or lighter.
It is really a strange find and could be anything really. Speculations run wild including it being a ghost of some kind, a Bigfoot type creature or possibly something else.
Some people think the photo is nothing more than someone using the bathroom outside, while facing the other direction. This created an illusion of sorts with the light reflection, distance and height of the humanoid monstrosity. Another comment mentioned this could be someone wearing an old diving suit of some kind.
The humanoid standing in the background, almost appears to resemble that of a Morlock. This was a fictional species created by H. G. Wells for his 1895 novel release, The Time Machine. The book was later made into several different movies.
According to the Weird Things website, the photo was taken by a biology professor trying to test out the flash on their camera and they captured this extraordinary humanoid.
After seeing whatever this thing was, both the professor and their student decided to leave the lake. The professor said that he noticed several points of light and at first thought this was some kind of animal. The professor eventually released the photograph online.
The lake where this happened, is not really a lake but a man made reservoir created back in 1941. Construction began on the Mansfield Dam in 1937, by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA).
The hydroelectric dam generates electricity for those living nearby. The Primary inflows are from the Colorado River and Llano River. Lake Travis has the largest storage capacity of the seven reservoirs. These are known as the Highland Lakes that stretch for 65 miles.
It’s purpose was to hold both floodwaters and become a local water source. In those times, vehicles could actually drive over the dam. Nowadays, this road is used as a maintenance road only allowing authorized vehicles to pass across.
Over the course of the last 5 years, there have been 17 different people who have drown in different parts of Lake Travis. As several decades passed by, there have been 9 people who have quite literally disappeared at the lake who have never been seen again.
Even after this, people continue to come here and the area has become known for its recreational opportunities. These include fishing, boating, swimming, scuba diving, picnicking, camping and zip lining. Hippie Hollow Park is located here – this location permits both nude sunbathing and swimming.
Each year, there are over 200,000 people who visit Lake Travis each summer. Perhaps someone else will capture a better photograph of whatever this thing was. It remains a rather interesting photograph and people are split on it being real or not. Sometimes being out in a remote place, can catapult someone into danger. Always be on the lookout while you wander around, you never know what might be lurking out there.