Artistic rendition of Altamaha-ha
|Sub grouping||Aquatic animal|
The Altamaha-ha (or Altie) is a posited aquatic creature, alleged to inhabit the myriad small streams and abandoned rice fields near the mouth of the Altamaha River (after which it has been named) in southeastern Georgia, United States. Sightings are particularly reported around Darien and elsewhere in McIntosh County.
The legend has its roots in Native American tradition. Cryptozoologists report that there have been uniform sightings of the creature, in which witnesses claim the creature is 9-meter (30-foot) long, and swims like a seal, rather than a fish or eel. They claim the rare sightings are due to the creature's green skin, allowing it to blend into the surrounding area.
- Vivlamore, Barbara (August 29, 2006). "CLOSER LOOK AT ... State's 'Altie' tale". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. pp. 4E.
- Crenshaw, Holly (February 26, 2001). "eMETRO". The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. pp. 2B.
- Ferguson, Anna (May 13, 2009). "McIntosh showcases a new mascot". The Brunswick News (Georgia).
- Cryptomundo article of Altamaha-Ha, June 5, 2011
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