Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 17th, 2007
In the earlier posting on the “Giant Mystery Turtle Photos”, I hinted at the possible answer to this. Comment makers came through with the final proof.
Please compare these first two photos of the supposed “Giant Mystery Turtle” to the one at the bottom:
The “mystery photos” appear to reflect very favorably to the following image of a humpback whale in the initial stages of decomposition:
Jodzilla’s original photo source is here (3rd image down):
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
Humpback Whale Watching in Big Sur California
Caption: Park Ranger Linda Rath standing next to dead, beached Humpback whale. Photo taken on June 25, 2006.
I’d say this rotting story has been beached.
But, of course, it doesn’t mean that Giant Turtles might not still be out there.
Thanks for the photo forwarded by jodzilla, and additional info from cenoxo.
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.