The Monster Lizard of Shangri-La Cave

One of my favorite old legends about Jackson County is the story of the Monster Lizard of Shangri-La Cave. Early white settlers learned the story from the Lower Creek Indians who still lived in the county after the transfer of Florida from Spain to the United States in 1821. It tells of a monstrous lizard […]

The Lake Seminole Monster?

It was a completely unexpected and stunning sight. Leaving a wake larger than passing boats, the massive creature was photographed from more than one-quarter mile away as it made its way up Lake Seminole from the vicinity of the Jim Woodruff Dam. Lake Seminole is known for its enormous alligators, but this one may be […]