Tuesday 25 April 2023

Did a Huge Creature Move this Equipment?


Who — or what — moved this underwater observatory in the sea  off  Newfoundland?

An underwater observatory was disconnected last month and found 225 metres (75 yards)from its usual spot.

“You'd think an underwater observatory that weighs over a ton, is the size of a car and is tethered to fibre optic cable would stay put on the sea floor of Holyrood Arm, right?

Well, it hasn't — and researchers at the Marine Institute are left trying to figure out who, or what, moved it."We really don't know what happened. And there's been all kind of discussion around everything from, you know, the ice somehow impacting it. but of course … we're down almost 300 feet. There was no ice there doing that," Bill Carter, director of the Institute's Centre for Applied Ocean Technology, said Wednesday."There's also been discussion around marine animals, and could they have impacted that? And who knows at this point?"

The observatory had been stationary on the sea floor since February 2021, Carter said, but its video feed was acting up around 4 a.m. on March 27.One hour later, the feed was clear but wasn't shooting where it should be. Shortly after, Carter said, the observatory lost power and all communication with researchers."We've managed to get out with, I guess, three trips with autonomous, remote-operated vehicles," he said."We found the fibre optic cable and all was looking good with it. And when we finally traced our way out 4½ kilometres, the cable itself was sitting there but there was no observatory on the end of it.… [We] went back down on that mark with an ROV and discovered our observatory upside down on the sea floor."

The observatory was located 225 metres from its original position, Carter said.He said it's not uncommon for equipment to move around in bodies of water but he's perplexed as to what could have ripped the cable and shifted the observatory that far."It's … really important to get this thing back and repaired and back in position," Carter said."But I think the message really at the end of the day [is] working on the ocean is a complicated thing. And, you know, it's never predictable."Carter says researchers have been able to get a line out to the observatory and are waiting on ideal weather conditions to pull it from Holyrood Arm and assess the damage.

While the mystery remains, though, he's just happy they were able to get it back."You somewhat get used to losing stuff. But it's never a good feeling," he said."Fortunately I guess in my career I've always been fortunate enough to find the stuff.


There is a long history of sea monster sightings in the Newfoundland seas, see links below:





To say nothing of the famous lake monster:


So could a huge creature be responsible for moving the equipment, after all it was encroaching on its territory.

Friday 14 April 2023

New Nessie Sightings


Nessie seen again in UK and USA

Nessie ‘sighting’ as tourist snaps mysterious shape with ‘huge neck’ on Loch Ness

John Payne, 55, from Newport in Wales, was admiring the scenery from his hotel window (Foyers area )when he noticed some strange movement on the loch.

John said: "I was looking out at the scenery from the window and this huge thing just appeared out of nowhere.

"I tried to get a picture but it was gone and then it popped up again further down the loch.

"I took another picture and then zoomed in on my camera in and waited to see if it would appear again and it did.

"It must have been something very large because we were about a mile away from the loch and I could see it clearly.

"You wouldn't have been able to see a bird or anything from that far away - it had to be something large.

Source ..read more see photos here :


What is different here is that Nessie is described as having a huge neck, normally it is thought to have a slender neck.Perhaps it was not the head end but the rear end or a fin? Explanations put forward include a shadow on the water and a bird in flight.Have a look and make your own mind up.

Mean while in the USA:

Mystery 'Loch Ness' Fish Sets New Orleans Fishermen Buzzing

A bizarre creature spotted splashing in a lagoon in New Orleans City Park has mystified locals.

A video of the aquatic enigma posted online by the local Early Partners preschool shows the animal floating at the surface of the water, initially still, before it's seen slowly swimming off into the distance."We looked into the water and saw a mysterious serpent-like creature. It is nothing I have seen before land or sea," Kim Frusciante, a founder of the school, told news station WGNO. Frusciante spotted the creature while visiting the park with her family.

My children were a combination of terrified and excited as many children would be seeing a beast in City Park," she said. "It was quite long. I have a 4-year-old slightly smaller than it and it was weaving on the surface and [had] a lot of scales. The tail was red and it was swishing around aimlessly hanging out on the surface much longer than a normal fish."

One commenter claimed that they had seen the very same creature the week before in the same location, and were surprised that it was still alive.

Source and read rest here :


Does New Orleans have its own Nessie or is it as some say just a large carp? It is described as serpent like which would suggest a snake not a fish.What do you think?