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Hoosier Cryptids: The Beast of Busco

June 8, 2019

In the summer of 1949, a sighting by a few men at Churubusco's Fulk Lake would change the small, northeast Indiana town forever.

They saw what they all believed to be a massive turtle, said to be the size of the roof of a car or a dining room table. It didn't take long for their story to be picked up by the town - and later, the national media.

What started as a strange sight spiraled into a town-wide hunt for the "Beast of Busco," and, soonafter, world news.

On this new episode of [Indi]android, we're looking back at the hunt, the legend and how it continues to impact Churubusco today.

If you missed part one of our Indiana cryptid hunt, you can check it out here.