Fisherman Clubs Sea Monster

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 25th, 2010

Barbados Sea Monster

IT LOOKED LIKE THIS: fisherman Joel Brooker showing a drawing of the “strange species” he saw at sea while fishing on Monday. (Basil Griffith)

Monster scare at sea

THERE’S A “MONSTER” in Barbados’ waters, says fisherman Joel Brooker.

“Monster” was the word Brooker used to describe a “strange looking species” he and his fishing partner Wendel Bryan encountered on Monday. They were fishing three-and-a-half miles from Shower Bank area, which is south west of Hilton Barbados.

As he described the experience to the DAILY NATION, Brooker said that the “monster” was 40 feet in length, with a flat head, two eyes and “a mouth which was opened for almost the entire time I saw it”.

“When we saw it coming towards us, we thought it was a sunfish.

But when I saw the length and look of this thing, I thought it was an unusual submarine.

“So then I started preparing myself to run into the cabin but when I looked and saw small fishes on this thing, I told myself this thing is alive.

“I could see that it was not a whale, a shark, or anything that looked like it belonged to the sea family . . . so I said this thing is a monster. I wanted to know what this thing doing in Barbados’ water at three-and-a-half miles,” said the fisherman.

“I took up a club that I beat sharks with to weaken them and I went and stand up by the engine and pelt this thing with all the strength and force I had and hit it at the top of it head and the club hit this thing so hard and this thing ain’t move.

“It took ten minutes before the Spirit told me to put the boat in gear. But the boat wasn’t moving because the anchor was on the ground. Then the boat started to move.”

He added: “I couldn’t run anywhere, but it’s a good thing I listened to the Spirit to get out the anchor, start the engine and head home – the fishing trip was over,” he said.

Brooker said he prayed that other fishermen “will see this thing and get away from it”.

He warned them to “don’t get scared and frightened like me, but take caution and beware of that monster”.

“While the boat was moving this thing was still coming, so then I turned to my second man and said I hope I am not Jonah that God give me a message and I disobeyed and God send this fish for me . . . . I think this fish is dangerous and I want other fishermen to be aware of this thing because it ain’t shunning boats, it coming right at right.

“I couldn’t sleep last night because all night I was studying this thing,” said Brooker, who was traumatised to the extent that he refused to go fishing with his partner yesterday. (AH)

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

6 Responses to “Fisherman Clubs Sea Monster”

  1. Tacos_with_Chili responds:

    I don’t know if that is a tongue or body but I have read the bible and my friends state that some bibles say it was a whale or fish. So I’m guessing that who ever wrote on the story of Jonah, it’s possible, very possible that that’s the same fish or the same species of fish, whale, whatever that thing can belong/related to. I’m trying to figure out why he said sunfish. Maybe it looks like a sunfish. Maybe it’s related to the sunfish somehow. Like a unknown variety of sunfish. I say this is a good finding.

    1. It’s a strange creature.

    2. It’s from Barbados.

    If this is a cryptid then it’s my first time hearing about a Barbados cryptid.

  2. Daedalus responds:

    There are so many things in the Oceans that we have not seen that it is no wonder people are seeing strange things in the sea.

    I have started carrying a Small HD Video Camera with me just about all the time.

    So far nothing, but maybe one day it will pay off.

  3. coelacanth1938 responds:

    I’ve tried looking for a better picture of that picture of the monster, but no luck. I can’t tell if that’s just the head or the whole creature.

  4. thylo responds:

    any chance we can get a close up of the drawing?

    that is too hard to see as is. thanks!

  5. springheeledjack responds:

    Can’t get a real good look either, but I have a theory that the more we depopulate the ocean’s fish, the more things that will start coming up from the deep ocean (or things that normally stay submerged in deeper regions) in order to get food, and then we could see more of the “sea monsters”.

  6. Tacos_with_Chili responds:

    I got two theories. It looks like another cryptid and another known rare animal.

    1. Ninegen
    2. Frilled Shark.

    If it was a frilled shark. Then he saw a Gigantic Frilled Shark.

    If it was a Ninegen, then he saw a smaller version of the ninegen.

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