Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 23rd, 2010
On April 20, 1855, the New York Times reported that a “dispatch [dated April 19] received [in Philadelphia] from Cape May says that a Sea Serpent, one hundred feet long, was seen there yesterday. An expedition has gone in pursuit of him. A reward of one thousand dollars has been offered for his capture.”
The article also noted that “this same Sea Serpent has appeared previously in that vicinity, and about this season of the year.”
How often has the Cape May Sea Serpent really been seen? Have you seen it or them?
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.