Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 20th, 2014
An interesting excerpt from the following article:
It was 1996, in the mid-Atlantic, aboard a U.S. Coast Guard training ship.
“The crew have this thing in sight — and it’s only a ‘thing’ — for about 25 minutes,” O’Neill said. “It’s circling around their ship — nobody logs it; nobody reports it to anyone.”
A crew member later told her it was big but not a whale or shark and it never made a sound. Then the person swore to secrecy.
“I’m not even allowed to tell you what the name of the ship was because it would be so embarrassing (to the Coast Guard),” O’Neill said. “Nobody wants to be, ‘We had an unidentified marine creature for 25 minutes in sight; nobody knew what it was; we all had our glasses on it and we couldn’t figure it out.’ It doesn’t officially exist.”
And that could explain the lack of sightings in the last 10 years more than competition over fish.
“I think a lot of sightings are not reported,” O’Neill said. “It’s hard to imagine being brave enough to report a sea serpent in the Twitterverse. People just shred people for the slightest things.”
See: Maine’s Great Sea Serpent: Fact or Fiction?
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.