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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