Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Ohio River Monster
August 21, 1955, A Bizarre Incident allegedly took place in the Ohio River between Henderson, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana that we need to take a look at here .As I stated in my Article on Indian Head Rock, The Ohio River actually is KY territory up to the water line. So even since this case involves people swimming in the river from the Indiana side it is still a KY case. I have always suggested to people do not go into water where you can’t see the bottom. You never know what is in there. This particular Case involves a woman named Mrs. Naomi Johnson and she had a - to this day ,still unexplained encounter with what she claimed was a creature beneath the surface of the water While taking a swim in the Ohio River. She had with her that day a friend and witness and her children who were hanging around on the safety of the bank.At one point ,as she swam out to about 15-feet away Johnson said that she was suddenly clutched around the knee from below by what felt like a large rubbery claw-like hand. whatever it was tried to yank her down and would not let go no matter how much she struggled to disengage herself .Her companion was on the shore and could only watch in fear as Johnson flapped her arms and gasped for breath in the river.
Just before she went totally under Mrs. Johnson managed to kick her leg free and then headed for the shore, but almost instantly she was seized again, this time her ankle.
A nearby inner tube helped her to stay afloat and finally the hand retreated back into the murky depths. Finally Exiting the river Mrs. Johnson was treated for Bruises at which point it was discovered that she had a greenish, slimy ,palm-print on her leg. Even Stranger the green print left a stain that could not be removed and only went away after several days. Johnson the next day stated to news reporters that the incident solidified her decision to never go swimming in the Ohio ever again and I sure bet she didn't.