Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 24th, 2011
May 25, 1931
BOSTON, May 25 (AP) – Captain Roy Marden of the Gloucester fishing schooner
Catherine Burke reported today that he sighted a sea serpent 20 miles east
of Boston lightship on May 18 as his vessel moved out to Georges Banks.
The monster was described by Captain Marden as about 50 feet in length, with
a head resembling that of a horse, a black smooth body and a tail like that
of a shark. It moved at a speed of about seven miles an hour, he said.
Thanks to Jerome Clark.
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.