Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 28th, 2009
The Muck Monster has been a media darling, of late.
Palm Beach County has two active sea monster stories.
We didn’t stop with the seal-manatee hybrid beast, possibly with tusks, that was the subject of an episode of MonsterQuest on the History Channel. The trident-tailed “creature” was photographed in the Intracoastal Waterway near Singer Island. Our sea monster quota was filled by this … Tusked Sealatee – OK, I just came up with that name.
“That’s just a manatee with a cut tail,” said Greg Reynolds, the executive director of Lagoonkeepers.org, a non-profit group that removes debris from the Palm Beach County portion of the waterway.
Reynolds wasn’t falling for some cockamamie sea monster story. Plus, he had his own sea monster story to tell:
The Muck Monster.
About five weeks ago, Reynolds videotaped a moving wake along the flat surface of the waterway near the Flagler Memorial Bridge in West Palm Beach. Whatever was causing the wake was not visible. There was no dorsal fin, no fluke tip. No breaching for air. Reynolds trailed the wake with his boat.
“When I got within 10 feet, the wake disappeared,” he said. “Then it popped up 50 feet away without breaking the surface.”
Reynolds came up with the name Muck Monster because of the muck at the bottom of the Lake Worth Lagoon. He posted his videos on YouTube.
Palm Beach Post
August 27, 2009
Read more…by clicking here…See the YouTube videos below.
You know you’ve made it when you’re the topic of David Letterman’s Top Ten List. Congratulations to the Muck Monster.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Top Ten Questions Received By Palm Beach County Authorities About The “Muck Monster”
10. “Is it single?”
9. “Can you get one of them Obama death panels to kill it?”
8. “Why do you keep asking if I’ve been drinking?”
7. “Is it true the Muck Monster is dating Kate Gosselin?”
6. “Can I follow the Muck Monster on Twitter?”
5. “Is the Muck Monster available for private parties?”
4. “Muck Monster, sounds like my ex-wife… Topeka, Kansas, you’re on the air, hello…”
3. “Any chance this is Geico’s new mascot?”
2. “If this thing attacks me, am I totally mucked?”
1. “Dick Cheney here — want me to take out the son-of-a-bitch?”
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. 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. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.