Happy National Sea Serpent Day!
National Sea Serpent Day is recognized on August 7th in honor of one of the most popular sea serpent sighting. In August of 1848, men and officers on the HMS Daedalus reported seeing a 60 foot long creature peeking it’s maned head and body out of the ocean during their voyage to Saint Helena in the South Atlantic.
Captain McQuahae reported that the creature was dark brown and had a yellowish white color around it’s throat and calculated that it was moving about 19 or 24 Kilometers per hour. The men reported watching this creature for about twenty minutes.
We have all heard of the Loch Ness Monster, but here are a couple other odd pictures of creatures that have washed up from the sea. If you have any pictures or sightings please tell us below in the comments, we want to hear!
The statue of Laocoön and His Sons, also called the Laocoön Group, is one of the most famous ancient sculptures ever since it was excavated in Rome in 1506. The story goes that he was a Trojan priest who was attacked, with his two sons, by giant serpents sent by the gods.
The great sea-serpent, found in Hungary Bay, Bermuda, on January 22, 1860 / from a sketch by W.D. Munro. This is now believed to have been an Oar Fish.
The Montauk Monster
Obviously not a serpent but still, a very strange looking creature that washed up on the shore of Montauk, NY on July, 2008. Theories on what this was ran from the creature might be a mutant experiment from the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, to it was a decaying turtle or raccoon. So far, no one has positively identified the body and in fact, no one knows where the body even if anymore.
Whale Carcass of Sea Serpent?
This 49-foot-long creature washed up on the short of Seram Island in Indonesia
in May 2017. Theories are that is it really Alexander Werth, a whale biologist at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia says it’s clearly a Baleen Whale in advanced stages of decomposition.
30 Foot Sea Serpent
30 feet long creature found on the beach in New Zealand. A YouTube video filmed by Elizabeth Ann on Pukehina Beach shows the head and carcass with it’s sharp teeth.