Archive for the “Sea Serpents”
Posted by: Scott Mardis on May 4th, 2014
Like many people, I’ve followed the hunts for the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, and an assortment of other cryptids, over the years. Given the vastness of our largely unexplored oceans, it wouldn’t surprise me to have a supposedly extinct marine predator turn up entangled in a trawler’s net tomorrow. You just never know. ~ Max Hawthorne
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Posted by: Scott Mardis on April 28th, 2014
Freed by chance geologic events from the refuge that saved its kind 65 million years previously, a Mesozoic horror rises to engulf a quaint East Coast Florida town. An 80-foot eating machine that’s neither fish nor mammal, the relentless beast wreaks havoc in the already-complicated lives of several disparate people: a former Olympic fencing champion turned small town sheriff, a conservationist/marine biologist and a psychotic politician. Some other Mesozoic dietary staples of this monster make cameos along the way, as well as some familiar “sea monsters” of modern oceans.
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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 11th, 2014
Rare Video Shows “Sea Serpent” Oarfish in Shallow Water
Bizarre deep-sea oarfish are filmed off Baja California.
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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 7th, 2014
You might still hear about a UFO sighting or two in Maine – or maybe a report of a large beast in the woods. But it’s much less common to hear modern accounts of the sea serpent. There was a time, though, when such sightings were much more common, and reported by upstanding citizens. In the latest installment of our occasional series, Maine’s Hidden History, Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter turns once again to Portland historian Herb Adams.
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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 6th, 2014
Ben Franklin’s uncle saw a sea serpent?
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Posted by: Scott Mardis on April 4th, 2014
When the paleontology community has pooh-poohed the idea of relict plesiosaurs being responsible for the identity of various sea and lake “monsters” in different places around the world, some researchers have embraced the simpler theory that these hypothetical animals may be giant eels.
Read: Of Prehistoric Eels and Lake Monsters »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 30th, 2014
Last Wednesday, March 26th, I was a guest on the Rich Hancock show, talking about, you guessed it, cryptozoology, as well as The Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones, Mannix and muscle cars.
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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 26th, 2014
Today from 12-2 PM I will be the guest on the Rich Hancock show, talking about, you guessed it, cryptozoology.
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Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 21st, 2014
“After 65 Million years, the world’s greatest predator is back…. “
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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 16th, 2014
Two interior B.C. towns lay claim to the famous monster of Okanagan Lake.
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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 15th, 2014
It was fine fall day in October 1933 when W.H. Langley and his wife set out for an afternoon’s sail near Victoria. Their boat had reached the point of Discovery Island when they made a discovery of their own. A greenish-brown creature, later named Cadborosaurus, was travelling quickly in front of their boat. In a CBC interview, Mrs. Langley recalls that she wasn’t afraid, merely interested. “It took my fancy that it wasn’t anything we’d seen before,” she says.
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Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 14th, 2014
We must remember that the best case for most cryptids at this point in time is based on ambiguous, circumstantial evidence and any possible connections to extinct animals are tenuous at best. Assuming the bulk of descriptive and photographic evidence might be correct and bear some resemblance to a known fossil form, we should not overlook the remarkable phenomenon of convergent evolution. It’s within the realm of possibility that some recently evolved animal, unknown to us in fossil form, has developed features similar to some well known extinct forms.
Read: Prehistoric Survivor Paradigm Under Fire? »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 13th, 2014
Sharon Hill, geologist, skeptic, and Sounds Sciencey columnist, has given the boot (boot? Hill? Get it?) to the claims that prehistoric survivors are still roaming around causing cryptozoologists to get all excited.
Read: Putting the Kibosh on Prehistoric Survivors? »
Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 11th, 2014
Vertebrate paleontologist Darren Naish has posted a wonderful article on the probable behavior and lifestyles of plesiosaurs at his Scientific American blog, Tetrapod Zoology. This is obviously of interest to those in cryptozoology with questions regarding what we know about real plesiosaurs versus speculation about “long necked sea monsters”. Dr. Naish himself does not endorse the “relict plesiosaur” theory but is open minded to the giant long necked seal idea.
Read: Plesiosaur Peril and the Prehistoric Survivor Paradigm »
Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 10th, 2014
“The most famous photograph has now been shown to be a fake, but could there be an unknown mammal or even reptile of large dimension swimming in a Scottish lake? Sure there could. That we don’t know about? Sure there could. Who say’s no?”
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