Hudson River Monster

In New York folklore, the Hudson River Monster or "Kipsy" is the name given to a reputed lake monster living in the Hudson River.[1][2][3] Atlas Obscura ranks "Kipsy," a pet name presumed to derived from Poughkeepsie,[2] at #17 in its list of "Lake Monsters of the United States, 'Nessies.'"[4]


  1. ^ Fee, Christopher R. Fee, Jeffrey B. Webb; Webb, Jeffrey R. (2016). American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. ABC-CLIO. p. 491. ISBN 9781610695688. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Hallenback, Bruce (2013). Monsters of New York: Mysterious Creatures in the Empire State. Stackpole. p. 29. ISBN 0811753077. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  3. ^ Jason Medina, Ghosts and Legends of Yonkers (Charleston, SC: Haunted America, 2015), pp. 54-55 ISBN 9781626195196.
  4. ^ Foer, Joshua; Thuras, Dylan; Morton, Ella (2016). Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders. Workman. p. 366. ISBN 9780761169086. Retrieved 20 March 2019.

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