International Sea Serpent Reports
by Charles Gould (1886)
by A. C. Oudemans,
Loch Ness Monster
Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson CB FRS FRSE
(2 May 1860 – 21 June 1948)
Scottish biologist, mathematician, and classics scholar.
June 15 1920 - Professor D'Arcy Thompson, during the course of a recent lecture at the Royal Institute, said that he had no doubt
that the cuttle-fish was the strange beast which the ancients had named the sea serpent. They must have seen it during one of its
playful gambols, and have mistaken its wedge-shaped tail for the head of the serpent, and the end of one of its enormously lone arms
for the tip of the serpent's tail.
No story of ogre, giant, or witch, was more strange and terrifying than that of the cuttlefish
Dr Malcolm Burr
April 7 1934 - "The difference between the Triton and Molge of our ponds and the sea serpent consists only in the marine habitat
and the longer neck. So we may hope to be privileged to see the myth exposed, the truth established, reputations restored, and hypothesis
yield to fact."
David George Stead
(6 March 1877 – 2 August 1957)
Australian marine biologist, ichthyologist, oceanographer, conservationist and writer.
May 19 1934 - "There is not the slightest reason for thinking that the various sea monsters recorded from time to time belong
to any unknown or extinct groups of animal life. Notwithstand- ing the mystery so often shrouding them at first examination by qualified
men (where such is practicable) always reveals some known animal group."
Now we know there is nothing to be afraid of, can the Kraken finally be laid
to rest? Probably not says Classen. "We humans are afraid of the strangest things. They don't need to be realistic. There's no indication
that enlightenment and scientific progress has banished the monsters from the shadows of our imaginations. We will continue to be
afraid of very strange things, including probably sea monsters."
Judging from the remains the creature was giant and about twice the length of a
human, and it had a huge nose like a bird’s beak.
Nikolay Kim, Deputy Head of the Forecasting department of the Sakhalin Research
Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, said: 'I can confidently say that this is some kind of a dolphin. However, it has fur. It's
unusual. Dolphins do not have any fur.'
New drawings from Drummond’s account surfaced in 1997 that also are different
than the depictions from those of an artist used by Capt. M’Quhae to illustrate his recollection of the animal. Drummond’s drawings
are more suggestive of the conclusions that the animal was a sei whale skim feeding at the surface and NOT a large snake.
A strange photo of what appears to be an unknown marine animal taken by a Scottish tourist
in the Greek islands is making headlines around the world.
The viral photo has sparked speculation among armchair zoologists
and monster lovers about what this bizarre animal might be, ranging from a beaked whale to the “love child of a hippo and crocodile”
(best not dwell on the logistics of that coupling). While the image has some superficially similar features to various animals it
does not in fact look like any known animal.
If what’s depicted in the video is in fact alive — and not, for example, only residing
as a video effects file on a desktop somewhere — it’s unlikely to be a single enormous creature, as it appears to be in the video.
Instead it’s more likely to be two smaller animals traveling together, one in front of the other but creating the illusion of one
long, multi-humped serpentine form.
This one caught fire after being shared by popular UFO conspiracy theorist
Scott Waring, who highlighted and enhanced a satellite image off the Antarctic coast that seemed to depict some kind of massive solitary
shape… an object too large to be any kind of vessel or other artificial structure.
Multiple news outlets picked up the story
immediately, igniting rumors that the image depicted a gigantic squid-like creature, which users promptly dubbed a “Kraken.”
I hate to be a party-pooper, but experts have weighed in on the whole “Kraken” mystery… and managed to solve it pretty quickly.
The tale of a strange sea monster that can... maybe... be resolved...