Near the mouth of the Altamaha River in southeastern Georgia is said to reside a hissing sea monster. Called Altamaha-ha, for the river, or “Altie” for short, the legend predates British-English colonization and is said to have originated with the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe.
The exact nature of the Altamaha-ha is as
mysterious as the domain in which it lives.
Some, of course, say it is nothing but floating
logs, masses of vegetation or known marine
creatures. Believers, however, tell of a 30-foot
long animal with flippers like a seal.
One of the most recent reports was from 2002 when a man who was pulling a boat up the river near Brunswick reported seeing something over twenty feet in length and six feet wide break the water. The man reported that the animal seemed to emerge from the water to get air and then submerge again beneath the depths.