RAF navigator believes he saw one of the last of the large dinosaurs By Dr Karl Shuker
Kent-based cryptozoological researcher Neil Arnold recently passed on to me, with kind permission from its source to publish it here, a remarkable, previously undocumented sea serpent sighting from the late 1950s. Neil’s source was a correspondent called Nick (whose email address I have on file), and one of the eyewitnesses in question was his father. Nick is anxious that the sighting be preserved, so here is his account of it:
“I am 39 years old with three children and my father is now 72. He was one of the last people to have been conscripted to national service, serving as navigator on RAF Shackleton aircraft in 1957, flying missions over Europe and much of
One zoologist who read Nick’s account suggested that perhaps they had seen a tentacle from a giant squid rise above the water surface, but Nick’s father emphatically discounted any such possibility. If by any chance any other Shackleton crewmember who saw this creature is reading this item and would like to contact FT, we’d love to hear from you!
Nick, via Neil Arnold, 28 Nov 2008. Source¨http://www.forteantimes.com/strangedays/cryptozoology/1529/sighting_a_sea_serpent.html
Read the comments under the article as well on site as there is another report from the 70’s.
If You Go Down To The Marsh...
The bears - dead and alive - that lurk in the wilder reaches of
On 11 November 2008, the Walthamstow Guardian reported that a young man, fishing with his father and brother at Hollow Ponds saw a “strange dark figure. It was hunched over and I could see it had a really hairy back… It definitely looked like a bear.” A local park keeper, however, remained sure that it wasn’t: “The biggest animals we’ve got in the woods are foxes.” The newspaper maintained the expected degree of scepticism, with a headline reading “Is Bigfoot on the loose in the woods?” and comments along the lines of “keep taking the tablets”. Following the initial report, another witness came forward (Wanstead & Woodford Guardian, 17 Nov 2008; see FT246:25). What the newspapers failed to point out was that these were not the first ‘bear’ sightings in the area. Read the rest here: http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/3415/if_you_go_down_to_the_marsh.html
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