Thursday, 21 July 2011

man claims has answer to sea serpent mystery

Orleans man delves into sea serpent ‘mystery’
During the 1800s and early 1900s eyewitness reports and newspaper articles about a sea serpent in the waters off Gloucester and the South Shore abounded. The serpent, said to be 100-feet in length, so fascinated folks that a scientific commission was formed to study it.
No credible explanation for the accounts ever surfaced and in the last 60 years there has been little mention of the creature.
But a man looking out his enormous plate glass windows that provide a panoramic view of Nauset Beach may have unraveled the mystery late last month.
Edward “Kin” Carmody, who lives on Callanan’s Pass on a bluff overlooking the beach. And on June 29 around 3 p.m. he saw something that is now etched in his memory.
“I saw, slightly to left,” he said pointing, his binoculars on the table beside him. “Quite a commotion of whales.”
He knew they were minke whales because they have a dorsal fin.
That was when he saw a common animal exhibit and uncommon behavior. It was a behavior that just may explain why people over the centuries have sworn they have seen a snakelike creature swimming in the water.
“As soon as I saw it I said ‘Oh my God, that may be the answer to a 1,000-year old mystery’,” Carmody recalled.

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