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Murphy’s Cadborosaurus Sighted

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 13th, 2009

What does a Sea Serpent look like?

One of the archival photos of the October 1937 Cadborosaurus carcass.

Today the big move of the 8 ft tall Bigfoot and other large items into the downtown Portland space on Congress Street occurs. News media will be there and I’m busy with lots of the arrangements. Therefore, here is a story about the near future, next attraction of the museum. Hopefully, we’ll have photos by the end of today of the move.

Coming soon to the International Cryptozoology Museum will be Lee Murphy’s full-scale model of an example of a living juvenile Cadborosaurus based on the 1937 carcass found in the stomach of a deceased whale.

The original was discovered at the Naden Harbor whaling station in the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada, and described as about ten feet long. The cryptid body had odd characteristics such as a camel-like head, a long elongated body of serpentine proportions and curiously shaped fins and tail.

Lee Murphy is a former Hollywood model maker and the author of Naitaka, Heretofore Unknown, and Where the Legends Roam.

Lee Murphy’s work-in-progress of the living Caddy replica:

The model’s tail as it would have appeared in life (above) is compared with depictions of the creature’s partial decomposed tail (below) found in the whale’s stomach.

The curious Caddy head.

Join the BCSCC and artists like Lee Murphy in supporting the International Cryptozoology Museum, as it opens publicly in downtown Portland, Maine. Have your name added to the plaque on the wall of the museum honoring everyone who gives, all of whom are “Museum Heroes,” no matter what amount donated.

Please click on the button below (not the one up top) to take you to PayPal to send in your museum donation.

If you wish to send in your donation via the mails, by way of an international money order or, for the USA, via a check (made out to “International Cryptozoology Museum”) or money order, please use this snail mail address:

Loren Coleman, Director
International Cryptozoology Museum
PO Box 360
Portland, ME 04112

Thank you, and come visit the museum at 661 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101, beginning November 1, 2009!! This educational/scientific/natural history museum is not a 501(c)3, meaning your funds are all that more important as we do not receive government grants.

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


4 Responses to “Murphy’s Cadborosaurus Sighted”

  1. Animus responds:

    Has anyone ever heard of a report of a creature matching this description being caught in a fishing net, even if it got away? You’d think with the size of it, it would have been caught at least once.

  2. lukedog responds:

    Thanks for link sluggo, that is interesting.

  3. cryptidsrus responds:

    Interesting indeed, Sluggo.

    Bears further inquiry.

    Great post, Loren.

  4. Richard888 responds:

    Is it anatomically impossible for the Cadborosaurus carcass to belong to a semi-digested moose?

    I second cryptidsrus’ comment about the article being great!



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