This April 2004 me and my family went to Fintry Provincal Park by Okanogan lake on the West Side. My dad and brother walked off into the forest and me and mom went to the beach. We sat there talking for a good thirty minutes. There wasn't a boat in sight and the water was calm. In fact we were joking about Ogopogo when we heard it. It was an odd sort of splashing-paddling noise coming from about a hundred feet onto the lake. We looked up and we couldn't believe what we saw! We saw something dark sort of blackish-green swimming through the calm waters like a snake! We got to watch it for about fifteen to twenty minutes before a huge yacht came and scared IT off. It don't know for sure but I think we saw Ogopogo!
i was fishing about 40 miles off the coast of North Carolina in the edge of the guld stream. as my father was driving back to shore for the day i stood on a cooler in the back of the boat so i was higher up. as we were riding i noticed a light spot in the ocean i told my father to head towards it and slow down. as we drew close i could see that it was a large almost round creature (it was moving really slowly but im pretty sure it was alive) it was 10 to 15 feet long not quite as long as the boat we were in it was about 4 feet below the surface. it must have been white or a light color to be able to see it in the dark water. almost like a manatee but i don't think manatees get that large or would be found there. as we drew nearer it sunk down deeper out of sight in the water.
My family and my best friend and me went to this lake i don't rember the name but anyways my friend and i went out swimming we were so bored my friend kept talking about monsters and she knows i didnt even like hering the word monster then when we stopped talking and looked in front of us we were almost in to the middle of the lake. So we stopped and suddenly something poped up at the other side of the lake were the woods were it was in the lake every thing was blurry but our eyes cleared right away and we saw everything a little better anyways it had a large head and a very lond neck i was terrified my friend started laphing at me she said i was a chicken i saod that if you arent so scared why don't you go see what it was and she said fine and i told her it was just a joke but she went swimming directly to that thing my mom called out my name so i turned my back on my friend to see what my mom wanted and after that i turned back around to my friend and she wasn't there nether was that thing a was scared actualy terified i did not know what to do should i have tried to find my friend or go tell my parent's then suddenly something kept trying to pull me down so i kicked it with all my might and my frind came up her nose was bleeding and her mouth was to she had a bruse right awayso we went up to my mom to put some ice on her face when we got in the car i had asked her what was that thing she told me that she did not know that when my mom called me she also turned aroung when she turned back aruond to that thing that it was long gone she said that it might have been a log but i said or was it .Till this day i still wonder what was that thing was it a log or a sea monster/serpent the mystery goes on. >
"I would have to say like 5yrs ago i'm almost 21, but anyways i was having some fun with my godbrothers and 3 of there friends this was mid afternoon around 3:00, And there is this big lake that also connects to the ocean over there my Godbother Graham has a medium pump up
boat that his grandfather had while still in the service it had a motor about 3.5HP. But we were all out having lots of fun with the boat cracking jokes we got somewhat far out but not to far
like maybe 2-300ft away from shore and we started to go back into shore and felt something big moving around under our boat, One of kris's friends pushed me and i fell out of the boat and scared the crap out of me (now just to tell ya all I DONT LIKE THE WATER ANYMORE!!! cause what
happed to me i NEVER want to happen again) i got half way in the boat and all i saw was the look on my friends and godbothers faces and that i think frightened me the most then all i remember is being dragged underwater for about 15secs and fighting to get back i felt like these wet freaky things grabbing me and pulling down hard and i was screaming and kicking under, And when i i got back the surface i about jumped back in the boat i was scared stupid i almost felt numb with fear, I hope to all the people who have these experiences never have this happen to them and even now i still have nightmares about it and i'm almost 21yrs old heh sorry will not go into unless it's man made or swimming pool where i can see whats there. I thought i was going to die that day and god
kept a close eye on me that day.
And that would be my story that i wish i could never remember
About 1960 I was going to a camp on the Chesapeake Bay called Camp
St. Charles. I was rowing a boat with several other guys in it. Along side
a small island I saw what I thought was a huge snake. It came within 4
feet of the boat. Later in life I realized it was a sea serpent
This summer, my family goes camping at a place only our family knows
about in Lake Winnipeg, Mantioba. I was sitting on the beach with my cousin
drying off from swimming. My aunties were cutting up a washed up net to
get string and they heard a bout and looked out to the lake and i did and
I didn't see a boat but i saw something. It was like a pleisiosauraus kind
of thing its had a long neck and thats all i could see. I thought it was
a loon but it was to far away and looked too big. It stayed up for about
10 secs. I asked anyone else if they saw it but I was the only one. This
happened in summer of 2003.
This is what I saw and how it happened.
Back in July 12-18 of 1994 we did a 50 mile hike with my uncles scout troop.
He asked my father in law and his two sons + me to come with him to help.
We started on Monday from Petit Lake to Alice Lake and we stayed the night
there. Then Tuesday we hiked to the Twin Lakes and Toxaway Lake then
to Edna lake to stay the night. The hike and the hundreds of lakes
were so beautiful to see. Well on Wednesday we hiked to Hidden Lake
and then to lake Cramer were we set up camp and stayed the night.
Thursday we hiked to Flat Rock and set up camp to stay the night.
Friday we hiked to Redfish Lake and we got there early in the day
so we did some fishing whitch wasn't good because we didn't catch a fish.
So then we went swimming because it was so hot. RedFish Lake is not
the warmest water but it felt refreshing. It is very clean and clear
you can see the bottom till you get out to the deep part. Well one
of the scouts, dad came to the end of the lake in his boat and took us
water skiing and tubing. I was in the front of the boat and I was
looking in the lake when I saw the water looked like a very big fish had
took off under water very fast leaving the water turning. It was
about 4'x4' in size, so I was thinking, that was a very big fish.
When we got back to land I jumped out to hold the boat so everyone eles
could get out to. Then I looked out at the lake and I saw a large
wake about the size that our boat would make. I first thought
that it was from our boat but then I noticed a head sticking up in front
of the wake. So I asked my brother in law, what is that???
He looked and said it looks like a deer or a log. Thats when I noticed
it was long. About the lenght of our boat. As we both
were watching this thing swimm across the lake. We were trying to
decide what it was. The head looked to me like a horses head.
Then it went under and as its head went under the back come up and followed
the head. We sat there and watched to see if it would come back up.
The thing never came back up. My brother in law and I both
saw this thing so I know that I wasn't seeing things. After the thing
went under I kept asking him what was that?? Now, my brother in law
don't beleave in things like this so all he could say was it was a log
sinking. I know it wasn't a log sinking because it had a head. I
have never seen a log make a wake like that thing did. Matter of
fact I never seen a log foating at all when we were out there water skiing
and tubing. Also sence then I have watched birds, otters and beavers
swim and they don't come close to making a wake the size this thing did.
I latter asked a Redfish lake Park Ranger if they have ever had a
lake monster siting or heard of one in Redfish Lake and She said she has
not. So Im hopping that if someone eles has had a sighting too. That
they will report it . All I know is that there is something
very big in RedFish Lake and I hope to see it agian someday but with a
camera or video recorder.
In 1983, in Philippines, I saw what I thought to be a large snake while on a boat several hundred meters off the island of Boracay (which shares the same sea as Masbate). The creature was about 50 meters or perhaps more from the boat and it raised it's head about 50cm from the surface of the water. The head was about 10-15 cm wide and indistinct from the neck. We stared at each other for about 10 seconds and then it disappeared. This was in daylight. I have a biology degree and worked as a fisheries officer and aquaculturist and have spent my life around wildlife and nature. If this was not a python, which does occur in Philippines, although it was quite large, I would say it was a plesiosaur-like animal. Initially, I thought it to be a python that was moving interisland although I can't imagine there are too many pythons choosing to emmigrate this way and I am not aware of pythons lifting their heads so far out of the water to look around. Sea snakes, as far as I know, do not reach the size that I saw. It was alive so it wasn't a log. - J.Ooms@btinternet.com
My friend and I were fishing in a small rowboat (it had a motor, I am no expert on boats though. All I know is that it is slow) in Lake Michigan on September 10th, 2000. My other 2 friends were not too far away from us fishing. We had only caught one small fish and decided to use it as bait. I stuck the fish onto my hook, and let the line drop. No sooner then I dropped it in that I felt a sharp tug. My friend grabbed the pole too and I slipped onto the string. My hands were cut very deep when the pole was pulled closer to the water. When we finally retrieved the pole, we realized it had given up and we still had the fish. We decided to go back really quick. Then our boat was tipped over and we were ejected into the water. My friend immediately panicked saying that the "thing" in the water was going to get us. We tried to tip the boat back but realized it was no use. We scrambled onto the top of it. I told him the last hope was to do what I saw in the movie Titanic: try to keep the boat balanced. He sat on one side, I sat on the other, and we were scared out of our pants. For about 15 seconds nothing happened, then the smooth sea bacame rough around us. A little head stuck up in the water, about 1000 feet away from us. It was slender and smooth, with blackish hair on it's "neck". It had a long horse-like snout. It was swimming to the left of us but kept its eye on us the whole time. My friend started to freak again but I told him to stay still as it left. We just waited and screamed our friends' names to come and get us. We left our boat, and I wonder if it is still floating around, or if it became a meal for a sea serpent. - STorM866@aol.com
I was stading at a large pond, (some 20 metres across, more like a small lake, but anyway,) Near a little town named Warwick, England, some time last year. I was atually watching the sun set with my family, when suddenly a saw a small ripple on the water's surface a few feet away from where my brother was sitting on the bank. I thought it was just starting to rain when a most peculiar thing happened. A very small dorsal fin emerged from the murky water. It ran through the water and disapeared. I asked my family if they had seen it but they hadn't. I couple of minutes later we all heard a small cry- like a dolphin. Searching around we came across a fish type creature with a tadpole like tail, It was black in colour and had a snout like an eels. It stared at us from the shallows with a cold glassy stare, then slowly and quite painfully started to rotate. I could remember when I had watched my countless goldfish do this over the years, I sure sign it was going to die. It was then I noticed a deep gash in it's back. The fish-tadpole tried to right itself as it's eyes clouded over. We desided to leave it to die in peace. But to this day I cannot imagen what I was. Nor have I seen any pictures of another creature like it. - Janys.Turner@btinternet.com
Hello, I am Nora Jones. I saw Nessie
in 1999, I am the first person to capture a screen image of a lake monster.
I think each of us have one true dream
when we are children. I feel the outcome of turning a dream into reality
is affected by how parents react to their children's ideas, hopes and interests
in their dreams. Mine was to see the Loch Ness Monster before I died and
even though I never seemed to see myself having the means to travel to
Scotland, I never stopped believing that one day I would see her.
By Nora Clizbe-Jones
Text used with permission from the author. All rights reserved.
"One day (June 23 2001) my family and I were on vacation at lake Okoboji (in Iowa). We were at a small resort, with a dock. I must make this clear, first: Okoboji is a huge lake. This lake was naturally made multiple dozens of thousands of years ago, and it is undoubtably hundreds of feet deep and possibly hundreds of acres from shore to shore. Anyways, my two children and I (one 10 and one 13) were sitting on the dock eating some icecream cones looking at the water. It was a calm evening, probably about 7:30 so it was still light outside but just starting to darken. The water was still, like glass, with ripples only from passing boats (no fancy boats, just normally cheap little things, and none came anywhere near close to us). When my 13 year old daughter nudged me in the arm and told me to "look here" and pointed at a waked spot in the water. it was churning, almost creating a small whirl pool.. A massive hump (well ok it wasnt that big but it was bigger than anything I wanted to see) slowly and gracefully rose out, about 1 foot away from the churning water. Then it moved quickly about 2-3 feet and rapidly went back under. I remember it didnt have scales like a fish, more like a snake or maybe it had some kind of pattern that made it look like scales. It was dark dark dark greenish or blue. We were playfully "freaked out" while we watched for more, not thinking about the safety of us. Then, we saw a head... a very good-sized oval or sphere, a bit bigger than a bowling ball (but it wasnt perfectly round, it was like a lizard or a horse's head). The head arose, i could see it had the same pattern and colour as the hump i had previously seen. It had its head out and about 2 inches of its neck, and it swam very very very quickley through the water. The only part of its body that made the wake was its head, and i knew the creature must have been big, so it must have had a fairly LONG neck for its body to not disturb the surface. It swam probably a dozen yards, then its mouth opened, it appeared to take a gulp of air, then it went under. Just a split second later i saw the same hump role under the water, then i saw the last part of its tail (it was a fairly stumpy tail) splash out. My children and I were too dumb-founded to say or do much. Then we saw its head again and it was coming toward our dock. About 1-2 feet away from the dock supports (the poles that hold it up), it went under. Less than a second later we felt a huge bump and a large "THUD" sound. The dock shook violently for a few seconds. By this time, we were terrified. we ran back to the shore as fast as we could. - SassafrasTea13@aol.com
My dads friend live on the shore of oakanogen lake and sometimes early in the morning she would she lumps in the water. she lived in that house for many years and she said she say it three times. The picture Ed Fletcher took of the ogopogo sea monster she described what she saw more real. She said she saw humps in the water and it was moveing with the waves. But you could she that it looked like an eal. Every time she saw it, it was in the middle of the lake it must not like comeing to close to shore. It would not stay there for long. One of the times when she saw it she ran to go get her parents but by the time they were outside there was nothing there. - firstname.lastname@example.org
"me and my family took one of those
helicopter trips to the grand canyon from vegas when we there in may. we
were on our way to the canyon and we were flying over lake mead. me and
my mom were gazing out the window when i saw something in the water. i
nudged my mom so that she could see it also and we both stared. it
was a long creature (it had to be at least 50 feet long) and what appeared
to be the head was above water and the the rest of the body came above
the water and then went below. the creature had a white tint to it, and
at first i thought that it was a boat pulling a skier or something like
that. then all of the sudden it disappeared under the water so i knew
Date of unusual event: 5/21/01
Location: Vancouver Southern Is. (30 miles out)
I looked around to see what it
was, but when I saw the fish begin to scurry
As a Marine Mammal Researcher
I. Love my job, but it all depends on what is
A few years ago, I was camping at Norfolk at a holiday camp that I do not
remember, apart from the fact that it had its own beach.
What made this beach great was the fact that not many people went there, due
to the high amount of better beaches around.
A few days into my holiday, I decided to venture to the beach, taking my
inflatable dinghy with me.
When I was about fifty metres out, I saw, beneath the water, a long gray
shape. It looked like a shark, the only problem being that whatever it was
looked like it was about seventy feet in length.
I started to paddle towards shore, scared out of my wits by what I had seen,
when lo and behold, the creatures horrible triangular gray head, about
twelve feet high, emerged from the water and bit down on my inflatable.
I jumped off, swam to safety, and looked back.
The giant shark and my inflatable were both gone.
Nobody believed me when I told them, and I haven't talked of it since.
Now, I am no expert on sea creatures, but I know that no sea creature grows
that big. - manby_c@Intranet
"I was standing in the
gazebo, looking out over a pond at Powhatan Plantation (a condominium
complex) in Williamsburg. Suddenly, my brother exclaimed, "Daniel,look
at this!" I looked where he was pointing, and I could see a long, very
pale (almost whitish) neck sticking out of the water. I watched it for
about a minute, and then it went under. A few minutes later, my brother
said, "Hey! There it is again!" (My brother is clearly more observant than
I am.) I looked over, and, sure enough, there was the neck again. Obviously,
I was starting to wonder what this thing was, and I was hoping I could
get a look at the rest of the animal. Well, my wish came true a
Well, that's all the information
I gathered from the few times that I saw this turtle. Even
"Well this is a true storied. My grandfather who is still living in Laos right now did witness a sighting of a Giant Sea Serpent( like a Ogopogo) when he was a teenager (it was like 60 years ago). Here goes the stories, back then before the war started, my grandfather and his family live up almost half way to the top of a mountain, and some days he would cross a bridge just to get to the other side so that he could let the goats and sheep to gaze. Then one day when he was returning home from the other side with a brothers of his crossing the bridge, suddly the rain pour and the cloud became dark. They then let the goats and sheep cross the bridge first. While they were half way to the other side, something emerge from the dark water and took one of the goat. But then the goat's horn got caught in the serpents neck and so the serpent went back in the water ........ by now my grandfather and his brother were scare, they rush the herd, and finally reaches the other side, before long the serpent came back out and was trying to get my grandfather, so he shoot it 3 or 5 time to the head with a gun I guess and the thing went straight down in the dark water ..... I don't know if it die or not. But my grandfather said it look like a snake but much much bigger. That's all I heard from him."
"hello my name is Loisha ring and i
live in westerose alberta canada
"i am american ,but i leave in Italy
exactly in Venice
I am a 21 year old male living in the
Waukesha area of Wisconsin, but I
About 2 summers ago, I left school early
to do some fishing in nearby
Anyway, he had a small motor boat which
we took out on the lake. It was
We took the boat about 350 yards off
the shoreline and dropped our lines
Anyway, we were out there for about
3 hours just chatting and drinking
Well, the clouds got darker and it started
to rain and we could hear
My friend laughed and said it was probably
a big fish. When he went to
I swear this story is true.
Hello, on Memorial Day Weekend in 1978
I was camping at Presque Isle camground north of Ironwood, Michigan, with
a friend. I don't remember if it was Saturday or Sunday but it was
a beautiful morning and Lake Superior was like glass. Visibility
was remarkable when looking out across the Lake; and distant land was visible.
There's a trail that leads east from the campground which crosses the Presque
Isle River that I was navigating, however; the bugs were unbearable,
and I headed north
|My mom's co worker who doesn't belive in anything let alone somthing like Ogopogo, went on a weekend boating trip with three friends. They were on the water and sometime throught the day he began to smell a really strong fish smell or somthing close to that. He stood up and looked around and after a little bit of looking he saw a big patch of water about six to ten feet away from them begin to churn, then a minute or so later this serpent like creature.....oh hell with it Ogopogo popped it's head out of the water and looked straight at him, looked at the others looked around and then dove back under water. This needless to say scared the s**t outta him and they drove off and back to the shore. - email@example.com|
|Me and a few friends went fishing,
we always went in a way so we got to the
deepest water were the best fish were. We were fishing, and it was a nice
calm day, no wind or anything, so, i was watching out alittle further than
the spot my line went out to, and the water had ripples that moved across the
water, Just one set of ripples that just moved, and i kept watching it and
somthing dark popped up, well, it seemed like the back of it, it was a long
serpent like creature with little spined on its back, and moved fast but slow
enough to notice it. then after a couple seconds it went back under and the
ripples never showed up the rest of the day, or the serpent creature. If you
think i was drunk or sumthin, guess agaiim a 13 year old kid so i couldnt be
drunk. This story is TRUE!
|IT WAS IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC IN A MILITARY
FLIGHT FROM FRANKFURT GERMANY TO
PHILADELPHIA WE WERE AT A HIGH ALTITUDE AND WITNESSED LARGE OBJECTS IN WATER
A SCHOOL LIKE FORMATION SIMILIAR TO WHALES THE ONLY INTERESTING THING ABOUT
THIS WHEN NOTICED WAS THEY WERE VISIBLE AT A HEIGHT OF OVER 15,000 FT. THE
PILOT CAME OVER THE SPEAKER SAYING THEY WERE WHALES IVE SEEN WHALES FROM THE
AIR BEFORE AND THESE WERE NO WHALES FOR ONE WHALES DONT SWIM WITH HALF THERE BODIES OUT OF THE OCEAN FOR SEVERALLY LONG PERIODS OF TIME ALSO WHALES AREN'T
SNAKE LIKE SHAPED. I COULD BE WRONG BUT IF SO I'VE NEVER NOTICED ANYTHING
LIKE THAT BEFORE. - BCM2568@aol.com
|IT WAS ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1999 MY HUSBAND
AND I WENT TO THE FISHING PIER AT LAKE NOCKAMIXON STATE PARK AT ABOUT 8:45
AM TO FEED THE DUCKS. AS WE WERE SITIING IN THE CAR AND WATCHING
THE WATER ON THE LAKE I SAW SOMETHING THAT LOOKED LIKE THE WAKES THAT WOULD
COME AFTER A BOAT HAD PASSED. THE WIND THAT DAY WAS BLOWING THE OPPOSITE
DIRECTION SO I KNEW THE RIPPLES IN THE WATER WERE'NT CAUSED BY THE WIND
AND THERE WAS
NO BOAT IN THE AREA AT ALL. I KEPT MY EYES ON THE WAVES FOR ABOUT A MINUTE BEFORE I SAID TO MY HUSBAND,"WHAT THE HECK IS THAT SWIMMING IN THE WATER?" HE SAID,"I DON'T KNOW BUT WHATEVER IT IS, IT IS HUGE!" IT WAS APPROXIMATELY THE SIZE OF A SMALL VOLKSWAGEN CAR. WE KEPT WATCHING IT AS IT SWAM BY US AT A PRETTY GOOD PACE. WE WATCHED IT FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES THEN IT DISAPPEARED. AFTER LEAVING A FOOT HIGH WAKE. WE HAD JUST GOTTEN OUR FIRST VIDEO CAMERA EVER AND THIS WAS THE ONE DAY MY HUSBAND DIDN'T BRING IT WITH US. WE HAVE BEEN OVER THERE A FEW TIMES SINCE AND HAVE NOT SEEN IT AGAIN.- NHOJ3MTA3@aol.com
|I have told this story in parascopes'
creature site, and now relate it to
you. In 1968, I was stationed in the army at Indian Town Gap, PA. There is a
small, 10 or 15 acre lake named Marquette. I believe the pases water supply
is drawn from it, and it sits at the base of the mountain which overlooks the
base. During the summer, my friends and I spent many hours on and around the
lake. One day, two of us were using drop lines from a small bridge that
connected the pumpstation to the shore. About thirty feet of water was
between the station and land, and the bridge was eight or ten feet off the
water. The water was deep, at least six feet, at that point. We noticed
something floating towards us. It was an opaque object, white in color, and
we saw that as it got closer it resembled a coil of a giant tube about two
feet in diameter. The coil was humped up on the surface, with the rest of the
tupe trailing into the depths on either side. When it floated under us, my
friend snagged at it with his line, pulling off part of a skin like material.
We had a paatch about twoinches square, composed of pentagonal scales
connected to one another on each side. The scales were nearly transparent,
about a half inch across, with a small black dotin the center, from which
raised lines of material radiated out to the edges. The edges of the scales
were also outlined in black, and the material was fishy smelling, so bad that
we just threw it back into the water, not thinking it was something important.
Two weeks later, we found a larger sample
near a boat house. This had an
|In September 1987 we were staying on
Malta in a place called Bugibba.
Because our flight home had been delayed we went for a walk along the seafront, this
was at about 2.00am. As we walked towards the seafront we saw a cream coloured
creature, that resembled a very large llama with a long neck sitting by the rocky shoreline.
At first we thought it was a statue until it moved its head slowly from side to side.
We estimate that it was probably 100 metres away from us. Once we saw it move its
head we were a bit wary to go any closer considering the hour of the morning. ( We
were a bit scared too ).
We are wondering if anyone else has had any similar experiences in or around Malta
as this has baffled us for over 11 years.
If you have please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|I must confess, I used to live in that
area of Michigan. In 1965 I was
in my father's fishing boat in the Paint River. My father was raising
the nets just as the boat began to shake. After the chaos had ended the
net slowly rose out of the water, however, the net had disappeared and
the hooks that had once been holding the net had been gnawed away.
A few seconds later we saw only one hump rise out of the water. It seemed
eel-like and slithered away. I can't remember how long it was but it
was at least the size of my father's boat. - anonymous
|My experience was when I lived in Maine.
At my house, I had a slightly
large river. One day when I was crouching down to pick up an insect out
of the water, I fell in. I instantly felt something tugging on me. I
looked into the muddy water. It was hard to see, but I can remember
seeing a distinct shape wrapped around my leg. It was dark black in
color, and seemed to have a long, slender body. It was atleast 6 feet
long. I could not see any fins or eyes. I was probably 3 or 4 feet
tall at the time. I screamed and jumped out of the water. I never went
near that place again. - email@example.com
|WHEN I WAS A BOY I GREW UP IN THE AZORES
MY FATHER WAS A WHALER IN THE
ISLAND OF ST.GORGE AND HE TOLD ME SOME STORIES THAT ONLY TODAY I CAN MAKE
SOME SENSE OF . HE TOLD ME ON ONE NIGHT, THEY HAD A WHALE IN TOW AT ABOUT
MIDNIGHT THEY WERE SLEEPING MY FATHER FELT THE BOAT RISING WHEN HE LOOKED UP
HE SAW THIS BIG FIN JUST A FEW FEET FROM HIM IT WAS A WHALE . LET ME TELL
YOU MY FATHER WAS A FISHERMAN AND HE KNEW HIS FISH! HE COULD TELL ALMOST
ALL FISH APART , AND THIS BAD BOY WASN' T KNOWN TO HIM OR THE OTHER MEN THAT
WERE WITH HIM ON THE BOAT. THE AZOREAN WHALE BOAT IS 35 FEET LONG AND
THIS FISH WAS a lot BIGGER THAN THAT. IN THE MORNING WHEN THEY LOOKED UP
AHEAD TO THE TOW MOTOR BOAT THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE DEAD WHALE
IT HAD A LARGE WOUND ON ITS SIDE WHICH MEASURED 10 FEET DIAMETER. THE WHALE
ITSELF WAS A BIG MALE SPERM WHALE HE WAS 40 FEET LONG . .MY FATHER HAD
ONLY TWO OFF THESE ENCOUNTERS, IN HIS 40 YEARS FISHING THESE WATERS. THE
SECOND SIGHTING TOOK PLACE SEVERAL YEARS LATER MY FATHER MY FATHER HAD TO
GO TO THE NEAR INLAND OF PICO, TO PICK UP WHALE MEAT FOR BAIT . PICO IS
11MILES FROM MY ISLAND AND ITS A NICE TRIP ON A CALM DAY, PICO IN THOSE
DAYS , IS WERE THEY CUT UP THE WHALES FOR THE OIL SO ALL THAT BLOOD WAS
ALWAYS GOING OUT TO SEA . THE OCEAN AROUND THE AZORES IS VERY DEEP AND IN
THOSE DAYS THERE WERE ALOT OF STRANGE SIGHTINGS .YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER
THE LATE SIXTY'S EARLY SEVENTY'S IN THE AZORES WHALING WAS A LARGE
INDUSTRY IN THOSE DAYS THE WHALES WERE BEING KILLED BY THE HUNDREDS, AND
THOUSAND OF GALANS OF BLOOD WAS BEING SPILLED INTO THE OCEAN .BACK TO THE
STORY THE BOAT WAS A DOUBLE ENDED INBOARD ENGINE 35 FEET LONG AND 8 FEET
OF BEAM AND LIKE ALL FISHING BOATS OF THE ISLANDS OPENED, THAT DAY
THIEY,WERE COMING INTO THE HARBOR AND THEY NOTICED THAT THEY,HAD A WHALE
CARCASE ON THE HARBOR CRANE IT WAS DRIPPING THE REST OF THE FAT AND
BLOOD INTO THE HARBOR MY FATHER SAID THAT DAY THERE WAS A GOOD TRAIL OF
BLOOD THE TIDE WAS TAKING OUT . WHAT HAPPEND THEN IS THIS MY FATHER LOOKED
BACK OUT OF THE HARBOR AND HE SAW THIS TAIL FIN, JUST BEHIND THE BOAT. WHEN
HE LOOKED OVER THE SIDE HE FROZE AND IMMEDIATELY TOLD HIS FRIEND TO KILL
THE ENGINE OR THEY WOULD DIE. THE GUY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND AT FIRST WHY MY
FATHER WAS SO NERVEOUS UNTIL MY FATHER TOLD HIM TO LOOK OVER THE SIDE THEY
SAW THIS BLACK SHADOW JUST BELOW, IT WAS ALOT BIGGER THAN THE BOAT. WHAT
HAPPEND NEXT IF HE WASN'T MY FATHER I WOULDN'T BELIEVED HIM, HE SAID THAT
THIS SHARK WENT TO THE CARCASS JUMPED OUT OF THE WATER GRABBED THE
CARCASS SHOKE BACK AND FORTH UNTIL THE CRANE GAVE WAY AND BENT INTO THE
HARBOR. MY FATHER SAID THAT THE SHARK WAS BLACK WITH A SQUARE HEAD, AND A
GRAY BOTTOM FULL OF BARNACLES AND HAD AN ENORMOUSE DORSAL FIN . EVERYBODY ON
THE DOCK JUST WATCHED IN HORRER, BUT THAT WASN' T THE END . AFTER FEW HOURS
THE SHARK HAD GONE AND MY FATHER AND HIS FRIEND FELT IT WAS SAFE TO RETURN
HOME, THEY DID THE COMPANY A FAVOR AND TOWED THE REST OF THE CARCASS TO THE
DEEP CHANNEL TO LET IT SINK TO THE BOTTOM, THEY NO,SOONER CLEARED THE
HARBOR THAT THEY NOTICED THAT THEY WERE MAKING NO HEADWAY IN FACT IT
LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE GOING BACKWARDS. A LITTLE AT FIRST THEN ALL MOST TO THE
POINT THAT THE TRANCEM WAS GOING UNDER ,THEY LOOKED BACK ,TO THERE HORRER
,THE SHARK WAS TAKING THE CARCASE UNDER . MY FATHER GRABBED THE AX AND
CUT THE TOW LINE LOOSE JUST IN TIME ,TO SAVE THE BOAT. THEY BEARLY ESCAPED
WITH THEIR LIVES ,TODAY MY FATHER STILL SAYS THE THAT WAS A VERY DEEP SHARK
THAT CAME UP FROM DEPTHS ON THE RICH,SENT OF ALL THAT BLOOD AND
,BLUBBER,THAT WAS VERY COMAN IN THOSE DAYS . I WROTE GODS HONEST TRUTH.MY
FATHER IS STILL LIVING TODAY AND HAS A FEW MORE STORIES TO TELL. - Louzetania@aol.com
|August 14, 1999, Saturday 1:15am.
Location of Sighting: Sacramento,
California - Street Crossing: Riverside Blvd & Clipper. On this night
couldn't sleep too well and decided to take my Chow dog T-Rex to the
Sacramento River levy for a small walk, hoping that this would help me get
some sleep. As I was walking along the levy, I heard what sounded like huge
rocks dropping into the river. It was a continuing noise that occurred
every 2 minutes. I took a look closer and saw a snake like object swimming
in the river, about 20 to 30 feet in length. This snake like creature was
doing something out of water with it's body, causing the loud splashing
noise in the river. When I threw rocks at it, it would instantly make the sound of
diving into the water. At one point of time, when we were at the edge of
the river and my dog was lapping water from the river, it edged close to us
and I took my dog and backed away. - Silhouet9@aol.com
|Yesterday, June 1st, 1999, me and my
family, my uncle's family and a friend
of mine, were spending Memorial Day at my Uncle's place in Vermont. He has a
cottage on Lake Champlain. It's located on the north shore of Isle la Motte.
It was about noon, and I was looking through the window of the dining room
staring at the lake. We were packing to leave, and my friend, brothers, and
my cousins were outside playing some ball game called SPUD. Well, I saw a
series of humps rise out of the water, so I ran outside and called all of the
kids over to the water, we all watched it. This series of humps (about five
of them, were about 10 inches out of the water, the ones at the ends were
smaller (about 7 inches), it was about 300 feet off of the shore, it headed
south for about 50 feet, and was moving about 15 miles an hour. Now, this was
no log, it was moving fast, and against the wind. It wasn't a school of fish
either, because the humps stayed in perfect unison (confirming that it was
one creature) and after about 50 feet it sank back into the water. We watched
for almost 45 minutes to see if it reappeared but it didn't. Somebody else
must have seen this also. I am told this was the notorious Champ monster of
Lake Champlain. - Zack8078@aol.com
|I saw a "lake monster" in the Big Rideau
Lake, Ontario, Canada, about 43
years ago. It suddenly appeared infront of us as we were going to our
island. I had to do a U turn so as not to run into it. It was about 20 feet
out of the water. It seemed to have a serpent like body, but it's head and
jaw were in at an angle to the neck like a mammal. We were 3 in the boat and
we all saw it very clearly but we didn't speak about it together or mention
it to anyone else at the time. I didn't think anyone would believe us and
was afraid of ridicule. - firstname.lastname@example.org
|This is a true story i swear......last summer i went to visit my brother at collage and we went fishing at lake michigan ,my friend went with me well we were there mabey 2 and a half hours and hadent evernt felt a nibble the whole time my brother was talking about tipping the boat over knowing i cant swim and didnt have sence enough to bring a life jacket then we felt the boat move and i told my brother to quit playing around and he said it wasnt him so i looked over the side of the boat and saw a big fat black thing swimm fast out from under the boat i screamed and scooted to the middle of the boat my brother said it was probly just a fish i said it was just to dang big to be a fish but never the less my brotherwas detemend to catch at least one fish then about 20 ft away from us i saw a giant head come out of the water well obviously everyone else saw it to it looked around and went back under water so then my brother thought it would be a good idea to leave and he said "screw the dang fish that hting probly ate them all' started up the moter and we left. From: Romelia Valverde [mailto:email@example.com]|
|Hi, My name is John Shaw ( 18
About a month ago myself and my family went up to scotland.
We had a smashing time, and we stayed with my cousins in Edinburugh.
On the third day we went on a 3 hour road trip to a bay where we ate and then
stayed in a bed and breakfast hotel,that night me and uncle dan went down to
the harbour. In the distance i could see a sort of black, big snake, with a flat tail.
it looked like it had 2 flipperes at the side of its body,
i was aboustly terrified and ran to dan.
he just said it was my imagianation and that i was imagining it,
i know what i saw From: Johnyshaw@aol.com
|i was in Majorca on holiday in August
with my family. it was the day before
we were supposed to leave for the uk. me and my brother decided to go to the
beach that evening. it had a lovely atmosphere. at about eight thirty it had
gotten slightly dark. as i looked out at the sea i saw a huge serpent like
creature in the water. it had dark skin and it made a horrible howling
noise. as i looked closer i could see something in its mouth, moving. i was
so afraid. it also had a fin like thing on its back. as it swam away i
looked at my brother, he had seen it too. as we looked around at the
deserted beach it seemed we were the only two that had. to this day i still
don't know what we saw out there but i have been more interested in sea
creatures which is how i found your sight.
From: Helen Mcdonald firstname.lastname@example.org
|I lived in a little town called SealBeach
and there is a marsh there and once
I was driving in the car with my friend my dad and my brother and we saw a
shark like thing come out of the water. The weird thing is is that it was a
freshwater marsh near a beach. I don't know what it was. Maybe just a fresh
water shark I and the people in the car with me still don't know.
My name is Benn, I am 25 and live in Jakarta, Indones.
I remember once in 1985 I went snorkeling in Java Sea,
in the thousands island north of Jakarta (around Pulau
Bidadari and Pulau Petondan), I encounter a large
marine reptile form. It looked very much like a phyton
reticulatus, maybe about 10 metres in length. It swam
in the surface and ignored me. It was very fast.
Phyton reticulatus is very common around the area and
mature sizes of 7-12 metres is known about. What I am
amazed about is the ability of these Boidae snakes to
perform inter-island swimming. I didn't know that
snakes could swim that far. I think that's all, and
thank you for making a nice website for all of us sea
From: Benn [email@example.com]
|This happened a few years ago. My family
and I were in Canada 4 vacation and
we were touring on a boat. I was on da edge of da boat and was looking at da
water. Suddenly, I saw a big grayish kinda fish floating on da surface; it
was dead and it had bites on it from wat i remember. I was kinda freaked out
bcuz dat fish was pretty big ; it was about da size of a cat, and something
just killed it like it was nothing! N e way, I was lookin at da water again
and i saw a huge fish-like creature swim next 2 da boat! It was at least 4
feet to 5 feet long! Ok, Ur probably thinking, It's probably just a fish!
But wat astonished me was dat it was a bright orange color! It sorta
resembled a coelacanth or a giant goldfish and it had a big head. I was
really freaked out and I was yelling at my parents 2 look, but they dawt dat
i was just seeing things bcuz they came over 2 me and didn't see anything,
but i know wat I saw! I was lookin at dat thing for over 3 minutes, so I know
dat i wasn't just seeing things!
|I would like to tell you about what
my colleague and I saw today. While sitting in our vehicle on a rocky outcrop
overlooking the Pacific Ocean near Victoria B.C., we saw a large head come
to the surface then several feet behind more of the body came to the surface
in a hump and several feet behind that yet more of the body. A head and
2 humps. A total of approximately 30 feet in length from head to the second
hump. The body was black, slender and smooth. It travelled quite fast and
dived under the water so that the sighting took approximately 3 - 4 seconds.
The creature was approximately 20 feet from the shore and travelled quickly.
My colleague and I then drove approximately 1 kilometre west along the
shore to another open area with a good view. Several minutes after the
first sighting we saw it again this time only the head and one hump. Thats
about it. I would like to know if ther have been any other sightings in
the Vancouver Island area. My colleague tells me that there have been sightings
in the area going back several decades and that somewhere there is a picture
of a dead baby cryptosaur taken a long time ago in the Victoria area. Maybe
in the local newspaper...I am not sure. Well, thanks for listening to my
short story. p.s. I told a couple of
people at work and now they think I'm cracking up!!!
|me and my dad were out fishing then
suddenly out of the depths. It was about 200ft long and 10ft in diameter.
It had a strange oval shaped body with a massive fish tale,and insteard
of fins it had long tenticals with suckers on them. It came up to the boat
and i saw these massive eyes the size of a football. It came beside the
boat and swam along side for a moment but the ripples from it'smovement
sent us skimming across the sea.it was doing about 30knots then it jumped
up and vanishedin to the sea sending us and the spay nflying.
From: Jeffrey Coy [Coys@btinternet.com]
|Hi me and My friend Were aboard the
Odessy2 boat on lake michigan, we were up
top talking about video games when we noticed a weird animal swim by the side
of the ship, we could not make out what the thing was, all we saw was a long
body like a snake thats all we saw.
|I am 14 nearly 15, I also live in KY near the Miss. and Ohio River. July 28, 1999, a little while after I turned 14, I was scuba diving with my sisters old College Prof., in Green River. For those of you dont know about "the River", its a span off of the Miss. Now I was very scared of Marine Biology and Im one of those to conquer their fears so I decided to do it. Anyways I was crawling on the bottom, him being about 10 ft to my left (where gonna be closer but I kind of wandered off). Well I felt something slimy and was black, so I crawled on thin thing on the bottom (wasnt flat, but since it was at the bottom, it was like an arch from side to side, side to side at the max from what I saw was about 5ft?). I crawled on it for about 30 feet, then I saw almost a mouth with small whiskers, and perhabs a nose. I still at this point thought it was a log, but that was about to change. While I was feeling around it I touched a "whisker" (I thought was a branch), then in a moment I will NEVER forget I saw its eye suddenly open. I layed there in absolute terror which seemed like 20 mins which probably was only two, but they were the worst moments in my life. I was in shock and then decided that it wasnt going to eat me so I swam up as fast as I can. I was thinking that at any moment I was going to be swallowed, but I made it to shore. I lay there in shock and nearly crying when the Prof. came up and I told him the story. He decided it was a 30 ft Catfish perhabs a mutant or just unknown species. I wondered why it wouldnt notice me till I touched its "whisker", but I guessed it had parasites larger than me. I never had trouble telling this story, but then again alot of people dont believe me since Im 14. I do have very bad dreams about it, and seeing it has made me reasearch sea monsters. This story isnt solved and I hope someone can one day, even if its me. - MRASS316@prodigy.net|
|my name is danny and one day, at paint river, me and my friend were swimming in the river when i felt something brush up against my foot, then the creature caught one of my legs and wrapped around it! i was so scared that i screamed at the top of my lungs!!!!!!!! i screamed and paniced until the creature let go. i swam ashore and i saw a creature swim away..... it was about 50 feet long and had and 6 to 7 humps. i saw it for a bout 20 seconds until it swam underwater - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|My name is Roger Bance, Im 18 and come
7 weeks ago me and my friend and his
family went to spain.
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