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In Georgia folklore, the Altamaha-ha (or Altie) is a legendary creature, alleged to inhabit the myriad small streams and abandoned rice fields near the mouth of the Altamaha River (after which it is named) in southeastern Georgia, United States.[1] Sightings are particularly reported around Darien and elsewhere in McIntosh County.[2]

According to The Brunswick News, the legend has its roots in Muscogee tradition.[3] An alligator gar has been proposed as being a possible identity for recent sightings attributed to the creature.[4]


  1. ^ Vivlamore, Barbara (August 29, 2006). "CLOSER LOOK AT ... State's 'Altie' tale". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. pp. 4E. 
  2. ^ Crenshaw, Holly (February 26, 2001). "eMETRO". The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. pp. 2B. 
  3. ^ Ferguson, Anna (2009-05-13). "McIntosh showcases a new mascot". The Brunswick News. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  4. ^ Arthur Nead (July 16, 2014). "Is the "Altie" a monster or fish?". Tulane News. Tulane University. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 

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