‘Loch Ness monster’ captured on video in AlaskaPublished On: Tue, Jul 19th, 2011 | Marine Biology | By BioNews
Alaska may have its own version of a Loch Ness monster, according to prominent cryptozoologists, who are investigating a video from 2009, which shows a mysterious marine animal moving across the surface.
Some are claiming that the animal is a “Cadborosaurus,” a type of reptile or lizard that got its name from Cadboro Bay, in British Columbia, reports Discovery News.
They say that what”s in the video is a sea serpent that dwells in the North Pacific and possibly other regions.
Accounts generally describe it as having a long neck, a horse-like head, large eyes, and back bumps that stick out of the water.
The footage, shot by Alaskan fishermen in 2009, will make its public debut on “Hillstranded,” a new Discovery Channel special that will air Tuesday evening at 10 p.m. E/P.
“I am quite impressed with the video,” Paul LeBlond, former head of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of British Columbia, told Discovery News.
“Although it was shot under rainy circumstances in a bouncy ship, it”s very genuine.”
While many have speculated that “Cadborosaurus” is actually a frill shark, a large eel, or some kind of fish, LeBlond countered that it cannot be a fish due to the way it moves.
“It must be a mammal or a reptile, since it oscillates up and down in a vertical plain, which eliminates sideways-oscillating fish,” he said.