Strange sounds from a Colorado lake have many wondering what it was and what Loch Ness Monster lies beneath the waters.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife said it sounded as if it was out of a "Star Wars" movie at Steamboat Lake State Park.
Temperature changes near ice are what’s causing the weird sounds.
A sharp contrast between the air temperature and ice causes the ice to expand and contract. This results in sounds, sometimes even ones like from your favorite science fiction film.
Often the sharper the contrast of temperature, the louder the sound. These sharp temperature contrasts often occur near sunrise and sunset.
Another weird weather phenomenon that occurs during a sharp temperature contrast over a lake is steam fog.
Because there was no ice on this lake, the cold air that moved over this warmer lake caused a confined area of fog.