A round up of sea monster stories from around the UK.
- A sea monster was seen on Barmouth Beach, Gwynedd in 1975. It was approximately 10 feet long with a long tail and neck.
- A 30-40 feet long beast was spotted at New Quay, Dyfed disturbing a colony of seals.
- In the Orkneys a sea monster with a 6-7 foot neck was seen in 1919.
- In the Linnhe sea-loch a long-necked monster was seen in the 1940s and a three-humped creature was spotted in 1954.
- A 30 feet long beast with a camel's head, a giraffe's neck and a tail covered with long hair was seen by fishermen in the Firth of Clyde (1953).
- A 30-40 foot monster was seen on the beach at Helensburgh, Strathclyde in 1962.
- In 1964 on the Isle of Jura, a 25 foot monster was seen swimming south.
- A monster was seen by the side of the road near Perth in 1965.
Off the English Coast.
- A coastguard had a close encounter with a sea monster at Filey Brig, North Yorkshire. The beast was only 6 yards away, its huge 8 feet high neck rearing up above him from its 30 feet long body.
- A similar beast was encountered on a beach in Herm, Channel Islands in 1923.
- In 1966 a creature with a head like a serpent and six or seven humps was spotted close to the shore at Chapel St Leonard's, Lincolnshire.
- There have been at least 4 similar sightings off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast.
· One of the best known sightings of a sea monster in the UK was off the coast of Cornwall. The monster (known as Morgawr) was first sighted in September, 1975. It has been described as a massive creature with a humped back, a long, bristled neck, and a head topped with stumpy horns.
This was just a brief trawl and all these sightings popped up. The UK coast line and surrounding seas may hold many previously unknown creatures. Keep your eyes peeled.