Sesuit Harbor Monster Resurfaces

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 11th, 2008

What is it?

The Boston Globe, besides happily talking about the winning ways of the Red Sox baseball team, reported this week that the friendly “Harbor Monster” has appeared again off Dennis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Even crowds are observing it.

It is always good to have multiple eyewitnesses.

What were at first random, somewhat unbelievable sightings of a somewhat unknown beast are today being fully understood through frequent closeup sightings and photography.

A series of remarkable images have been captured of this creature.

Needless to say, this “Sesuit Harbor Monster” is a very-out-of-place, probable recent Florida resident, an example of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus), covered in a considerable amount of green algae growths.

Not all monsters are necessarily scary.

Thanks to Cryptomundo correspondent Elizabeth Livada for alerting us to this update. Photographs by David L. Ryan.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. 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. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.


12 Responses to “Sesuit Harbor Monster Resurfaces”

  1. CalebKitson responds:

    What a beauty!

  2. sschaper responds:

    May their tribe increase!

  3. captiannemo responds:

    Wow monster photos in focus, there is such a thing!

  4. Shelley responds:

    Latest news is that he has been rescued by two boats with nets, moved to a truck, and is being driven to Sea World in Orlando for rehabilitation and eventual release. A lot of work for one individual, but the species is really endangered.

    Great pictures, though. I spent most of a trip to Florida trying to see these beautiful creatures and take pictures, but I didn’t get any as good as these.

  5. Dj Plasmic Nebula responds:

    on the third pic. what is the thing that looks like a stick but has no base on it.. so it’s not in the water?

  6. funky pixie responds:

    Dj Plasmic Nebula – I think it is the reflection of a trunk that is out of shot. If you look closely you can still see the outline of the manatee through the reflection. You can see more uprights reflecting in pic 6, so I think this pans out.

    Wonderful pictures of a beautiful mammal.

  7. chat-garou responds:

    What a cute manatee! 🙂

  8. archer1945 responds:

    Guess that is one animal who is going to have quite a tale to tell the relatives when it gets home. Wonder if the stories will be believed?

    Amazing that it was able to survive a trip into waters so much cooler than what it normally lives in. Do wish it could talk and tell us how/why it made the trip. Wonder if it could tell its tales to the dolphins at Sea World and they could relay the info to us?

  9. Scari responds:

    uh it’s a manatee duh

  10. Shelley responds:

    The manatee died in the truck on the way to Florida. Either he was already too shocked by the cold water or the trauma of rescue was too much for him. So we really will never hear his story, poor thing.

  11. funky pixie responds:

    Oh hells. That makes me so sad.

  12. Scari responds:

    oh that’s too bad, that’s a long trip for such a task.




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