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Studying Sea Serpents

Posted by: Nick Redfern on August 2nd, 2012

Micah Hanks has a new post at Mysterious Universe on the matter of those most famous of all cryptids of the oceans: sea serpents. He begins:

“Even in modern times, stories of sea monsters fascinate us and taunt our minds with incredible possibilities. Could it be that tremendous reptiles–dinosaurs, in essence–could still exist on our planet, and inhabit the darkened waters of our ocean’s depths?

“A classic story related by the marine scientist Lionel Walford in 1963 would indicate that something along these lines appears to be the case. In July of the aforementioned year, Walford and his company claimed to have seen a 50-foot-long, undulating serpent-like creature, observed as it swam near the surface only a few miles off the New York shoreline. ‘It resembled a transparent sea monster. It looked so much like jelly. I could see no bones and no eyes, nose, or mouth. But there it was, undulating along, looking as if it were almost made of fluid glass.’”

And here’s Micah’s complete post.

Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.


One Response to “Studying Sea Serpents”

  1. Tim Paxton via Facebook responds:

    One reason why I AM TERRIFIED OF DEEP WATER… either you can’t see what IS down there looking up at YOU.. or YOU CAN. LOL! Love sea monsters. grew up with two old reservoir less than fifty feet from my home…. and the city graveyard just down the street a block!



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