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  The UnMuseum - Sea Serpent of Gloucester
Although sea serpent incidents occurred occasionally off the coast of Cape Ann and the rest of New England during the 17th and 18th centuries, it wasn't until the 19th century that the arrival of the sea serpent off the coast became a nearly seasonal phenomenon.
Even in the case of the newspaper stories, many of the references to the Gloucester sea serpent seem to lack the kind of sensationalism that was often a part of hoaxed articles.
Perhaps the sea serpent is not dead, but just waiting to return to his summer feeding grounds near Gloucester harbor.
www.unmuseum.org /glserpent.htm   (1782 words)

  Sea serpent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sea serpents are a kind of sea monster either wholly or partly serpentine.
Sea serpent sightings continue today, with reports coming in from the Pacific Northwest and California; the most notable of recent occurrences is the alleged filming of sea serpents by the brothers Bill and Bob Clark in San Francisco bay.
In October 2004, the giant squid, long associated with sea monsters and perhaps the source of many mistaken sightings, was for the first time caught on video off the Bonin Islands, revealing for the first time the appearance in life of this "cousin" of sea serpents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sea_serpent   (1429 words)

 Sea monster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sea monsters are often miscategorized as mythical, but are actually legendary gigantic sea-dwelling creatures (but see also lake monsters).
Sea monster accounts are found in virtually all cultures that have contact with the sea.
Cases of boneless, amorphic globsters are sometimes believed to be gigantic octopi, but it has now been determined that sperm whales dying at sea decompose in such a way that the blubber detaches from the body, forming featureless whitish masses that sometimes exhibit a hairy texture due to exposed strands of collagen fibers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sea_monster   (720 words)

 They tried to kill the sea serpent
When he was about to kill the greedy sea serpent of the Aabbor lake in the Bjon woods, he crafted a heavy rifle in caliber 20 mm.
Another sea serpent was supposed to have come from the lake Vangsmjoesa along the river, then entering the lake Sperillen.
A man ramming a long wooden stick into the throat of a sea serpent, was rewarded by a blow of the tail so hard that he suffered from it the rest of his life.
www.mjoesormen.no /theytriedtokilltheseaserpent.htm   (1441 words)

 Sea Serpent Stamps
This sea serpent stamp is part of a four stamp set honoring the 150th anniverary of the birth of the French author Jules Verne.
This sea serpent souvenir sheet appears in a series entitled "Mysteries of the Sea." The sheet depicts a sea serpent modeled after those which appeared on old European maps.
This sea serpent stamp is part of a five stamp set depicting myths and legends of South Africa.
www.pibburns.com /cryptost/seaserp.htm   (742 words)

 The UnMuseum - Sea Serpents
It was a large sea snake, or sea serpent, that they estimated to be sixty feet long, 15 inches in diameter, and moved through the sea with it's head some four feet out of the water.
In 1937 Alfred Peterson, a nurse aboard a British troopship in the China Sea, spotted what at first he thought was a big tree floating in the sea.
The Taylors' encounter was only one of many sightings of a sea serpent that supposedly lives in the Chesapeake Bay.
unmuseum.mus.pa.us /seasnake.htm   (1164 words)

 "Bring Me the Head of the Sea Serpent!"
In August 1880, a sea serpent of sorts was procured that apparently comprised a quite different but equally unknown species of shark.
What makes this identification so devastating for its claim to fame as a bona fide sea serpent is that notacanthids undergo most of their growth before transformation of the larva into the adult, not after (as true eels do).
The history of cryptozoology is embarrassingly well-supplied with classic cases of lost opportunities, and the long-running saga of the sea serpents has provided quite a number of these over the years.
www.strangemag.com /seaserpcarcsshuk.html   (3164 words)

 SEA-SERPENT - LoveToKnow Article on SEA-SERPENT   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The description commoiily given of it has been summed up by Gosse if somewhat thus :(L) general form that of a serpent; (ii.) length averaging 60 ft.; (iii.) head flattened, eye generally not mentioned, some distinctly stating that it was not seen; (iv.) neck 12 to 16 jn.
The immensely long arms of Architeuthis would not unnaturally be mistaken for a snake by sailors, and instead of being dragged to the bottom the whale doubtless sounded of its own accord as whales usually.
or Ansons seal (Morunga elephantina), was suggested by Owenis as a possible explanation of the serpent seen from H.M.S. Daedalus; but as this was afterwards rejected by Captain MQuahae,bO who stated that it could not have been any animal of the seal kind, it seems better to refer the appearance to a squid.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SE/SEA_SERPENT.htm   (870 words)

 Hans Christian Andersen : The Great Sea Serpent :: www.andersen.sdu.dk :: The Hans Christian Andersen Center
Dark-blue "sea sausages," or whatever the creatures are called that eat with their entire bodies, lay beside it and smelled this new animal that had come down to lie at the bottom of the ocean.
And the sea cow explained further to them that this alarming thing, which, as a matter of fact, hadn't uttered a single sound, was in its entirety nothing more than some new device from the dry land, and she delivered a little lecture about people's deceitfulness.
It was conceived and born by man's ingenuity and laid on the bottom of the ocean, stretching from the eastern to the western lands, and carrying messages as swiftly as light flashes from the sun to our earth.
www.andersen.sdu.dk /vaerk/hersholt/TheGreatSeaSerpent_e.html   (3080 words)

 sea serpent --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In the Old Testament, Leviathan appears in Psalms 74:14 as a multiheaded sea serpent that is killed by God and given as food to the Hebrews in the wilderness.
In Isaiah 27:1, Leviathan is a serpent and a...
Sea snakes are related to cobras in the family Elapidae.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9066455   (902 words)

 The Shadowlands Sea Serpent page
And in his Monsters of the Sea (Knopf 1994) Richard Ellis concluded that it was “One of the great unsolved mysteries of sea serpent lore.” But the unknown creature which has come to be known as the Gloucester Sea Serpent did not confine itself to the waters off Cape Ann.
Whether Selma is a monster eel, a sea serpent or just a flow of dark water, Jan Sundberg and his team believe that Selma exists in some form, and that she might be living with others of her kind.
Although stories of sea serpents continued to appear in the press and to attract public interest through the early years of this century, many scientists refused to take the evidence seriously.' The views expressed by David Starr Jordan, the first president of Stanford University and a prominent zoologist and ichthyologist, were widely shared.
theshadowlands.net /serpent2.htm   (11521 words)

 The Gloucester Sea Serpent   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Image of a sea serpent that allegedly attacked a sailing vessel, the British Banner, on April 25, 1859.
The account was particularly ridiculed in the South, where it inspired the Charleston playwright, William Crafts, to compose a play titled The Sea Serpent; or, Gloucester Hoax: a Dramatic jeu d'esprit in Three Acts.
Interest in sea serpents reached an even greater pitch in America when there were mass sightings of a serpent off the coast of Nahant in 1819.
www.museumofhoaxes.com /serpent.html   (271 words)

 Hydra - The Sea Serpent
Hydra, the sea serpent, may be the longest and largest of all constellations, but its stars are very faint.
Hercules slew Hydra, a horrible serpent with many heads that grew back as soon as they were cut off.
The serpent's head (south of Cancer and east of Canis Minor) is not a star cluster but a chance grouping of stars, which are at greatly different distances (100-400 lightyears away).
www.windows.ucar.edu /the_universe/hydra.html   (532 words)

 Sea Serpent
In the early times of seafaring, but also until more recent times, many sailors mentioned the existence of such creatures, and they were accounted for destroying a great number of ships.
These tales were largely exaggerated and probably based on sightings of large amounts of floating seaweed and ordinary marine creatures such as a sea snake and oarfish.
A monster such as a sea snake is reputed to exist in Loch Ness.
www.pantheon.org /articles/s/sea_serpent.html   (98 words)

 The Great New England Sea Serpent
The peculiar serpent which had been killed at Loblolly Cove was on display at the home of one Captain Beach and naturally people began to speculate that the reason for the creature's appearance was not the herring after all.
A small school of mackerel were pulling in the seine when a commotion was noticed among the fish, and the sea serpent, which had evidently been under the seine, made its appearance alongside the boat to the alarm and disgust of the crew, who had never seen anything like it before.
This a popular speculation among sea serpent buffs and cryptozoologists who believe that the change from sail to steam and then diesel have obscured the creatures for the simple reason that they now elude detection by steering clear of the racket of modern fishing boats.
www.pibburns.com /tgness.htm   (3981 words)

 The Shadowlands Sea Serpent page
Many of these "sea serpents" descriptions a similar to creatures that are thought to be extinct.
Isn't it safe to assume that since creatures are discovered or rediscovered all the time, these sea serpents and lake monsters are just waiting their turn to be identified properly.......
The sightings continued and in 1883, the Sheriff of Clinton County Nathan Mooney delineated witnessing a “ an enormous snake or water serpent 25 to 30 feet in length”.
theshadowlands.net /serpent.htm   (8501 words)

 Hans Christian Andersen: The Great Sea-Serpent
for the bottom of the sea, and went down with such haste that they reached it long before the telegraph was seen or known about down there; they poured in on the cod and flounders that lived peaceably at the bottom of the sea and ate their neighbors.
It was born and nourished and sprang forth from men’s cunning and was laid upon the bottom of the sea, stretching from the Eastern to the Western land, bearing messages, quick as light flashes to our earth.
It grows in might and in length, grows year by year through all seas, round the world, beneath the stormy waves and the lucid waters, where the skipper looks down as if he sailed through the transparent air, and sees the swarming fish, brilliant fireworks of color.
hca.gilead.org.il /serpent.html   (3038 words)

 Red Sea Liveaboards | Diving Safari Red Sea | Red Sea Holidays
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 Silver Lake Serpent; Investigative Files (Skeptical Inquirer March 1999)
The serpent was to be constructed of a body about 60 feet long, covered with a waterproof canvas supported on the inside by coiled wire.
A trench was to be dug and gas pipe laid from the basement of a shanty situated on the west side of the lake, to the lake shore.
As it came quite close he saw that the "serpent" was actually a group of six or seven otters swimming in single file, diving and resurfacing to create the serpentine effect.
www.csicop.org /si/9903/silver-lake-serpent.html   (2843 words)

 The Sea Serpent
Since The Sea Serpent seems utterly a goofy ‘50s sci-fi flick made twenty-five years too late, we open with a plot device typical of the period.
The Serpent matte effect is cut into the right half of the picture, while its victims pretend to be scared on the other side of the screen.
The serpent, for some reason, awkwardly begins to climb one of the supporting struts of the bridge.
www.jabootu.com /seaserpent.htm   (4662 words)

 MYSTERIOUS WORLD: Winter 2002: Mysterious Sea Serpents Part IV: The Search Continues
Along the way we have also discussed the role of sea serpents in the religion, history and myths of both the ancient world and the modern, and have found striking parallels between the myths of many different cultures, some separated from each other by both thousands of miles, and thousands of years.
Over and over again, we have seen the sea serpent at the center of ancient myths and legends as the representative of the forces of chaos, evil and, frequently, as the enemy of the chief deity of the pantheon.
Many water creatures have typical "sea serpent" shapes with variations including flippers, manes of hair, ears, flukelike tails, bodies that are wider in the middle rather than being uniformly thin throughout their length, and so forth.
www.mysteriousworld.com /Journal/2002/Winter/SeaSerpents   (6922 words)

 SF Sea Serpent
Several boats were in the area and they were talking to each other over their radios when the wife of one of the men on another boat said she could see a sea serpent nearby.
Over the years sea serpents have been spotted in many lakes and other bodies of water around the world including Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, Russia, Argentina, Tasmania, Canada and two areas in the USA - The Washington, Montana, and Idaho mountain complex in the West, and the Adirondacks in the East.
Scientists who believe in the possibility of the existence of sea serpents think the proof WILL surface one day and that it WILL NOT be a fellow scientist or reseacher who discovers it, but rather some ordinary citizen whose personal existence brings them to the area by chance.
home.access4less.net /~sfseaserpent   (3794 words)

 Morgawr - sea serpent   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Morgawr is a giant sea creature that many people have seen over the years in the Falmouth Bay area of Cornwall.
The word 'morgawr' means sea giant in Cornish and it is probably the most famous sea serpent in the world (the Loch Ness Monster is a freshwater creature).
She also gave a similar description of the creature adding that it was fl or brown in colour and had a head that looked like a sea lion's.
www.clarew.freeserve.co.uk /morgawr.htm   (593 words)

 Sea serpent complex
This was also the biggest sea serpent study to date (587 reports and 11 years of work) with the biggest results.
For instance, Heuvelmans will classify a sea serpent as a Merhorse on the basis of large eyes only, even though in some occasions it could have theoretically have been a Long Necked.
This is the second part of the Sea Serpent complex, and deals with "modern" classification schemes.
www.geocities.com /capedrevenger/seaserpentcomplex2.html   (1340 words)

 Sea Serpent - Stag Hound
The model of the Sea Serpent is one that the greatest grumbler would be at a loss to find the smallest fault with.
The Sea Serpent cleared for San Francisco on January 11, 1851, and was expected to make a swift passage to the Golden Gate in 100 days or less.
The Sea Serpent sailed on to San Francisco, but light winds slowed her down and she did not reach the Golden Gate until May 17th after 114 sailing days had elapsed, a good run considering the circumstances.
www.eraoftheclipperships.com /page18web3.html   (5222 words)

 Sea Serpent
Though tales of sea serpents have continued to exist throughout the centuries, no animal has been captured so far that has not proved to belong to a previously well-known group.
From the Midgard Serpent and Leviathan, through to the Kraken, these monsters from the deep are brought dramatically to life with completely original and breathtaking new paintings by Bob Eggleton, multiple winner of the Hugo Award for Best Artist and the best-selling artist of ‘Godzilla’.
I do know that the sixth chapter The Sea Serpent, Seen in 1638 at Cape Ann; in 1793 at Mount Desert; in 1819, 1820 and 1849 at Swampscott, (which curiously makes no mention of the Linnaean Society's investigation) had a deep and lasting impact.
www.occultopedia.com /s/sea_serpent.htm   (3407 words)

 Nessie & Pals: The Loch Ness Monster, Ogopogo, Caddy, and Other Lake Monsters and Sea Serpents from Cryptozoology
Known as the kraken to old-time sailors, the giant squid was once placed in the same category as the sea serpent.
Sea Serpents & Lake Monsters of the British Isles by Paul Harrison.
Sightings of sea monsters and unknown lake creatures such as Nessie, from in and around the United Kingdom.
www.monstermania.org /cryptoemp/nessiepals.htm   (1587 words)

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