Pioneering Researchers

Whereas literary references to lake monsters had been known through such authors as William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory, it wasn't until the latter half of the 20th century that collective efforts were taken upon to study the phenomenon closely.  Three individuals in particular standout in that regard. The majority of the material presented within this site is respectfully credited to their pioneering research.  

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Captain Lionel Leslie Fredrick William Holiday Peter Costello

Active Investigators

A look at the two-man team currently active in researching reports of Irish mystery animals and responsible for this website.


Nick Sucik

Gary Cunningham