Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 21st, 2009
This is breaking news out of Florida:
There’s something lurking just under the surface of the Lake Worth Lagoon.
Greg Reynolds of LagoonKeepers.org recalls, “Channel marker ten is the first time we saw the unknown creature.” “I hollered out…and said what is that? We followed it, started taking video.”
This mysterious creature was caught on tape by the LagoonKeepers.
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Reynolds calls it, “The elusive muck monster!”
Thomas Reinert a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Marine Biologist studied the video and said: “This appears to be one animal moving in this direction…nothing’s breaking the surface. Typically dolphins break the surface, sea turtles, manatee, a large school of fish, if it were a shark at that level you would see a fin.”
“I can’t definitely say what it is.” “I can speculate but we need more evidence to determine the identity of the Lake Worth muck monster,” said Reinert.
“We spend a lot of time out here on the water and seen a lot of different creatures out here and this is the first time in three and half years that I’ve ever seen anything out here that didn’t know what it was,” Reynolds said.
“We see dolphins out there, sharks, we always see a fin.”
Whatever it is, it certainly has people talking, and watching.
Reynolds jokes “Maybe Nessie’s vacationing in South Florida!”
The source of the above story, with the complete transcript, is here.
Thanks to Cryptomundo News Spotters Thomas Burke (3:00 PM E) and Mark Seymour (3:05 PM E) for sending this alert our way! And colpittsdragon2 for the video link right before 4 PM E.
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.