Myths and Legends



The Unknown

Who knows what Teggie really is?
There are stories, legends, whispers and half truths in the darkness. Some say Teggie is a monster who has lived beneath the waters of Lake Bala for centuries.
This terrifying beast has been seen by many people throughout the decades. The whispers among the local residents are of a dragon like creature, reptilian, fearsome, and only the bravest of souls would venture along the waters’ edge as night falls.
There are those who have come face to face with Teggie whilst fishing from their boats, and many more who have caught just a glimpse of it from the corner of their eye.
A secret military experiment took place during the First World War. Something happened, but no one will speak of it and all military documanes of the event are classified. Was this an encounter with the creature known as Teggie?
There are people who still deny that Teggie ever existed, but there are many more that have found themselves staring into its cold yellow glittering eyes, and have been too afraid to speak of it to anyone.  They know they have seen a monster. But what if Teggie was more than a monster?

What if it was a shape shifting creature from another dimension, a creature that was able to turn itself into a man?

Would that make it any less of a monster?

Teggie History

Over the decades there have been many sightings of Teggie, the monster who lives beneath Bala Lake. There are accounts of a reptilian like beast with the head and jaws of a crocodile. It appears to be somewhere between ten and thirty feet in dimension and shows itself infrequently throughout the year, most often during spring and summertime in the late evenings. No one is quite sure where Teggie originates from, it has been suggested that it is the result of a cross breeding experiment undertaken during World War Two to be used as a weapon fitted with an implanted sonic device. Another theory was put forward by an American scientist who studied the phenomena in the 1990's and who leaned towards the unsettling conclusion that Teggie may have arrived on our planet centuries before from another galaxy in outer space, finding a home beneath the waters of Lake Bala.

If this theory is correct, it could explain why in all the many sightings of the beast no two accounts of its appearance are the same. As there is unlikely to be two monsters in the lake we may decide that Teggie has the ability to alter its looks when it shows itself. Moving on from this must then be the possibility that it is able to manipulate other creatures around it, even to the extent of forcing its alien spirit into whatever it chooses, becoming one with it. Why it should wish to do this remains a mystery. Maybe one day it will find a way to return home but until then the sightings will continue, and the possible outcome of humankind being caught up in a battle with an unknown alien force may be something we need to be aware of. Who knows how many of these beasts may be hiding under the lakes of every country in the world, waiting for their time to live.


The Whispering Lake

If you stand in the shadow of the whispering lake

Be careful what you do.

Hiding within the darkness,

Something is following you.

You risk your heart, your very soul,

it takes just one mistake

For your life to never be the same

when you pass by the whispering lake.

Try not to see what isn’t there, has never been,

There is no magic fairyland, this is no waking dream.

The sound you hear is something that you’ve never heard before,

And if you scream, you’ll scream alone, for now and ever more.

So don’t stand in the shadow of the whispering lake,

something is waiting there.

Creeping around the blackness,

the evil  is everywhere.

You might look back, but it’s too late

it has what it needs to take,

Now Teggie hides within your soul,

from the shadow of the whispering lake. 

Author Sylvia Brown