Posted by: John Kirk on July 18th, 2011
Discovery Channel have now made available a preview of the Nushagak Bay Cadborosaurus footage shot by Kelly Nash and his sons.
Alaskan Monster Hunt: Mystery Animal Expert
Johnathan and Andy meet with cryptozoologist Paul Leblond who shares his research about the creature known as Cadborosaurus.
Alaskan Monster Hunt: Sea Monster Witness
The Hillstrand’s adventure begins when an eyewitness shares stunning video evidence of a mysterious Alaskan sea monster.
In addition you can see Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand building a monster trap.
Alaskan Monster Hunt: Monster Catching Rig
The Hillstrand brothers assemble a heavy-duty fishing rig to go hunting after the Alaskan sea monster.
They also go out to Lake Iliamna and set up the trap here.
Alaskan Monster Hunt: Hunting A Lake Hideout
Johnathan and Andy’s search takes them to Alaska’s Lake Iliamna where the most sea monster sightings have been reported over the decades.
The footage that is shown is a small amount of what Kelly shot, but does not include the sequence where a cameloid head looks toward the camera. I hope they show more than this as the other footage is fascinating.
Do not judge this footage until you have seen it in its entirety. Hopefully, they will show it tomorrow night.
Canadian readers: I can’t find Alaskan Monster Hunt – as the episode is known – anywhere on the Discovery Canada listings for tomorrow or any other night. I hope they eventually show this. We will have to rely on the generosity of our American friends to post the whole show somewhere where we can watch it.
If you watch the original trailer for this program you will see a very large creature in Lake Iliamna. It only appears for a brief moment in the trailer and so I wonder is this the giant mystery fish this lake is famous for? Also do not be confused by the way the program seems to jump around as far as location is concerned. Kelly Nash’s footage was shot at Nushagak Bay (open sea) and the Hillstrands went cryptid hunting in Lake Iliamna (enclosed body of freshwater with an outlet to Nushagak Bay via the Kvichak River) which makes no sense. That is unless they are surmising that the Lake Iliamna cryptid swims to the sea and back or the Nushagak Bay cryptids sometimes swim to Lake Iliamna.
By the way Paul Leblond is not saying Caddy is a plesiosaur in the show, just that it bears a superficial resemblance to one. I have really enjoyed watching the footage again and can’t wait to see the whole show.
Alaskan Monster Hunt: Hillstranded premieres tomorrow night on Discovery Channel at 10 PM E
July 20, 12:00 AM E
July 21, 9:00 PM E
July 21, 11:00 PM E
One of the founders of the BCSCC, John Kirk has enjoyed a varied and exciting career path. Both a print and broadcast journalist, John Kirk has in recent years been at the forefront of much of the BCSCC’s expeditions, investigations and publishing. John has been particularly interested in the phenomenon of unknown aquatic cryptids around the world and is the author of In the Domain of the Lake Monsters (Key Porter Books, 1998). In addition to his interest in freshwater cryptids, John has been keenly interested in investigating the possible existence of sasquatch and other bipedal hominids of the world, and in particular, the Yeren of China. John is also chairman of the Crypto Safari organization, which specializes in sending teams of investigators to remote parts of the world to search for animals as yet unidentified by science. John travelled with a Crypto Safari team to Cameroon and northern Republic of Congo to interview witnesses among the Baka pygmies and Bantu bushmen who have sighted a large unknown animal that bears more than a superficial resemblance to a dinosaur. Since 1996, John Kirk has been editor and publisher of the BCSCC Quarterly which is the flagship publication of the BCSCC. In demand at conferences, seminars, lectures and on television and radio programs, John has spoken all over North America and has appeared in programs on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, TLC, Discovery, CBC, CTV and the BBC. In his personal life John spends much time studying the histories of Scottish Clans and is himself the president of the Clan Kirk Society. John is also an avid soccer enthusiast and player.