The most mysterious and strange sea monster sightings. Terrifying serpents in the ocean waters seen by scared people.
5 The Cape of Good Hope sea serpent
The sighting recorded by the people onboard the HMS Daedalus is easily one of the most famous ones ever. It happened on August 6th, 1848, between the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena. Captain Peter M’Quhoe submitted a surgically detailed description in his official report to the Admiralty, and also ordered several sketches to be made based on eyewitness accounts. These were printed in the Illustrated London News. According to him, the visible part of the beast spanned around 60 ft, with its head some 4 ft above water. It was described as about 16 inch in diameter, dark brown with a yellowish-white throat, and with either a mane or seaweed on its head....
4 The mysterious Norwegian lake monster
On August 1st 2012 three men went out on a fishing trip to Lake Hornindalsvatnet (or Hornindals Lake, we don’t really speak Norwegian here). Once they got there, they witnessed a weird and unexpected visitor: an apparent underwater serpent monster, about 70 m away from their boat. At 514 m, this is the deepest lake in Europe, so it’s not hard to believe that something is lurking down there, and all three men are sure that they didn’t see overly cheerful eels nor some kind of cable someone might have dumped. Andreas Solvik, Finn Nyhammer and Arvid Otterdal spend lots of time at the lake (Solvik lived by it for over 50 years), but they’ve never seen anything like this. They took some photos to share with the local media, but by the time they got to the exact spot, the creature was gone – leaving only a few ripples behind.
3 Nessie apparently has a Scandinavian cousin
Somewhere in the vast expanse of Lake Seljord of Telemark County in Norway lives the local underwater serpent, affectionately known as Selma. Her first descriptions surfaced in written records from the mid-1700s, and she’s even proudly hissing from the Seljord Municipality Coat of Arms. In July 2012, the Vefall and Haga families went to visit the local artistic observation tower, when they witnessed weird movements in the water. Gunvor Vefall says she first saw Selma in 1995, whereas her mother saw it in the 70s. Her daughter Lisbeth filmed the bumps of the creature’s back as it moved through the water, and the video instantly went viral. There’s even an actual scientific expedition happening, searching for Selma, and the team is certain there is something down there. Of about 3000 locals, the majority have seen more or less of Selma’s writhing form, although they hesitate to share their stories outside their trusted circles, afraid that people would laugh at them. However, tourists are flocking to the lake for weeks on end, and no wonder. Nessie has a foreign cousin!
2 The famous Hook Island sea monster
This picture was supposedly taken on December 12, 1964 by Robert Le Serrec, when he, as well as his family and Australian friend Henk de Jong, allegedly encountered this huge monster in Stonehaven Bay, Hook Island, Queensland. It has been heavily discussed in various cryptozoological literature, as well as being often featured in mystery books and books about monsters. Serrec gave a pretty detailed and vivid account of this encounter to the media, going so far as to describe the patterns of coloration, skin texture, and the shape of its pupils. He described the “creature” as having a large pale region on the tail, maybe an injury that made it rest in the shallow water. However, when people started looking into the whole affair – so, of course, into its author as well – it was found that Serrec had several unpaid debtor in France and was wanted by Interpol. Not really a trustworthy character. Even today, there’s hot debate about whether there is some unknown gigantic eel-like monster in Stonehaven bay, or whether it’s just a big plastic sheet hoax.
1 The terrifying anaconda from the deep
This was actually captured by total accident. These people were just enjoying their vacation and decided to make a little home video for the memories. This is a frame isolated from that video. This enormous black slimy thing looks like the tail of a monster that leapt into the water to hide, but it is in fact a monster that leapt out of the water to attack. Look closely between the monster and the surface of the pier and you’ll see a set of legs, and a head on a leash near the woman. She was standing there with her dog, when a gigantic anaconda burst out of the water and snatched the poor pet away before anyone could blink. If you’re wondering why the lady doesn’t look disturbed at all, well that’s probably because this video is fake. Someone worked hard to create this small clip and it’s fooled quite a lot of people, but a lot of things just don’t match up. Or maybe we just don’t want to believe that it’s real.