Archive for the “Sea Serpents”

Water Cryptid Discussion

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 22nd, 2015

Cryptomundian springheeledjack adds to the discussion of this Cryptomundo post: Fourth of July Champ Sighting

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Sea Raptor

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 19th, 2015

From terrorist hunter to monster hunter! Jack Rastun was a decorated U.S. Army Ranger, until an unfortunate incident forced him out of the service. He is soon hired by the Foundation for Undocumented Biological Investigation and given a new mission, to search for cryptids, creatures whose existence has not been proven by mainstream science. Teaming up with the daring and beautiful wildlife photographer Karen Thatcher, they must stop a sea monster’s deadly rampage along the Jersey Shore.

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Reviewing Dragons in Zoology, Cryptozoology, and Culture

Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 19th, 2015

After extensive research, I finally wrote my long-planned second dragons book – entitled Dragons in Zoology, Cryptozoology, and Culture – and saw it published in 2013 by Coachwhip Publications of Greenville, Ohio. It constitutes one of the most comprehensive dragon-themed factual books ever published, is sumptuously illustrated throughout in full colour, and very recently I was delighted to see not one but two positive, encouraging reviews of it.

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A Manifestation of Monsters

Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 17th, 2015

Exclusive!! Here, making its official public debut, is the front cover for my latest, 22nd book, A Manifestation of Monsters, to be published in September.

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Lesser Nessies

Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 15th, 2015

Everyone has heard of Nessie, the reputed monster of Loch Ness, but fewer people realise that mystery beasts of various forms have also been reported from a sizeable number of other mainland Scottish freshwater lochs. These include Lochs Arkaig, Assynt, Awe, Eil, Feith an Leothaid, Garten, Lochy, Lomond, Maree, Morar, Oich, Quoich. Shiel, and Treig.

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Exploring American Monsters: Florida

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 30th, 2015

Lake Clinch in Polk County has a long history of a monster in its depths. In the 1928 book, “A History of Polk County,” M.F. Hetherington documents tales of a huge creature in Lake Clinch. “The Indians many years ago insisted there was an immense serpent in this lake,” Hetherington wrote. “In 1907 residents of Frostproof declared they had seen the monster, and that it must be 30 feet long.”

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2015 Original Texas Bigfoot Conference

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 18th, 2015


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Champ Challenge

Posted by: Katy Elizabeth on May 17th, 2015

You probably are aware of “Champ” the legendary sea monster of Lake Champlain, often dubbed the American Nessie, referring to Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster. Though no concrete evidence exists, no one has disproved him either. Hundreds of people, spanning several centuries, claim to have seen Champ, though descriptions do vary. Champ has been described as being anywhere from 10 to over 150 feet long. Some sightings claim to have seen humps, some claim Champ is snake-like. Some have seen a horse-like head, while others have seen horns or antlers. The famous Sandra Mansi photograph, taken in the late 1970s, provided a visual view of at least something and experts, who examined the photo, claimed it was not a fake.

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Reminder: Sea Monsters: Fact Or Fiction?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 24th, 2015


Watch the event streamed live here starting at 6:30 PM Pacific tonight!

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Sea Monsters: Fact Or Fiction?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 23rd, 2015


Join the Vancouver Aquarium for a presentation on prehistoric and modern day sea monsters.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.

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Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 23rd, 2015

Dragons, Bigfoot, chupacabras, unicorns, mermaids. These legendary creatures have captured imaginations, inspired art and culture, and spurred wild speculation. In the new exhibition Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids, opening at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Friday, March 20, the world’s most enduring fantastical beings come to life through dazzling statues and models—such as a unicorn and 17-foot-long dragon—and are examined more critically through real fossils and cultural objects that have created generations of lore.

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The Camp Fircom Caddy Carcase – Monster or Montage?

Posted by: Karl Shuker on March 9th, 2015

Few cryptozoologists will be unaware of the Naden Harbour carcase – an enigmatic serpentine animal carcase removed from the stomach of a dead whale at a whaling station in Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands in July 1937, and thought by some cryptozoologists to have been a juvenile Caddy, the elusive sea serpent of Cadboro Bay, British Columbia. Today, this mysterious carcase is long-lost, but three famous photos of it still exist. Far less familiar than the Naden Harbour carcase photographs, conversely, are two Caddy-linked pictures that were first brought to my notice 20 years ago. To my knowledge, they had never previously received any cryptozoological attention, and even today they remain little-publicised.

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Nerd Nite: Monsters Revealed

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 7th, 2015

Have you seen any “sea monsters” in the coastal waters of the northeast Pacific? You may have seen the Cadborosaurus, or “Caddy” for short. Dr. Paul LeBlond is an Emeritus Professor in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at UBC and has an interest in sea-monsters.

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Vostok: Sequel to The Loch

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 18th, 2015

In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to the upcoming MEG 5: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that combines characters from two of his most popular series.

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The Curious Case of the Bottled Sea Serpent

Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 31st, 2014


On 31 January 1930, the Danish research vessel Dana unexpectedly captured an exceptionally long eel larva (leptocephalus) at a depth of about 900 ft, west of the Agulhas Bank and south of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Whereas leptocephali of the common European eel Anguilla anguilla measure a mere 3 in long at most, and even those of the formidable conger eel Conger conger only reach 4 in, the Dana‘s remarkable specimen was a colossal 6 ft 1.5 in! This in itself was quite staggering, but its implications were even more astounding.

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