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GroupingRiver Monster
Other name(s)Altie
CountryUnited States

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.[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]

In 2018, decomposing remains were found on a beach in the Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge, causing speculation that it may be the body of an Altamaha-ha;[5][6] however, performance artist Zardulu later claimed responsibility for the remains, which were created out of a stuffed shark and papier-mâché.[7]


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