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On the Hunt for Caddy (Cadborosaurus); 15 Filmed Up Close?

Crypto, Dinosaurs in Literature, s8int.com, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 16 2010

Photo: Top; Cadborosaurus specimen from 1937. Second; ancient Roman depiction. Third; the MoundBuilders of Ancient America knew of Caddy as well. Bottom; modern drawing of Caddy by David John.

By Natalie North – Victoria News
August 02, 2010

He’s been a media star since the ’30s, lighting up newspaper headlines and television interviews.

And there’s no telling when he’ll pop up.

You could be washing your dishes and gazing out the front window or walking your dog on the beach.

The mythical sea serpent namesake of Cadboro Bay only shows his head when he’s ready and on his own terms.

The few locals who track Cadborosaurus, and who are determined to prove it exists, won’t rest until hard photographic evidence is secured. Evidence that could be on the verge of being revealed.

Jason Walton, cryptozoologist and head of the current search for recognition and classification of the legendary creature, says video footage of the creature is set to air next month on the Discovery Channel.

“There’s a guy up in Alaska who filmed about 15 (Cadborosauruses) swimming across an Alaskan Bay,” Walton said, adding that the video was shot from a boat and is close-up to the subjects.

Should Caddy show up back home, Walton hopes to capture his own film, thanks to 24-hour digital video surveillance across sighting-rich waters of Telegraph Bay.

I didn’t know what to think about the whole thing at first, but when you speak to a witness who’s so adamant about the Cadborosaurus – what they see and what they describe is so unlike anything else that’s swimming off of Vancouver Island.”

The accounts have included what appear to be loops (presumably the body) coming out of the water or heads and necks.

Sometimes it’s a single, two-and-a-half-metre-long head and neck and sometimes there are several heads, as reported by ferry captains, Walton said.

In 1991, one woman claimed she met Caddy on the steps to the beach as she walked her dog.

In 1937 a 3.2-metre carcass of a reptilian-looking animal with a camel-like head was reported found in the stomach of a sperm whale in Naden Harbour. The remains, Walton said, were shipped to Bellevue Wash. for display as proof of a baby sea serpent, and later lost. Hundreds of sightings of believed-serpents off local waters have been recorded, yet no concrete proof of Caddy’s existence has ever been documented.

“People are totally open-minded nowadays,” Walton said. “I think they find it fascinating, but there is a certain tilt of the eyebrow, shall we say. Scientists will start laughing outright. Most people are uninformed.”

Before the days of Walton’s tracking efforts, which includes a “Caddy Scan” website, he was critical of the mythology too, believing the legend was “totally unreal” until he spoke with his first witness. But Walton’s not interested in converting skeptics.

“We’re not out to change people’s minds or opinions. All we’re out to do is provide a service for people who have seen the Cadborosaurus and try to accumulate new information.”

Walton asks anyone who thinks they may have seen Caddy to report the sighting at 250-721-3836 or caddyscan@shaw.ca.

nnorth@saanichnews.com


Note: A group of Lions is called a “pride” of lions. A group of Caddy’s is called a “dealership” :0)

CryptoMundo Follow-up; Creatures Real

Were Ancient Sea Monsters Actually Mythological or Did the Ancients Actually See Monsters? An E-Book-Let

Church of Darwin, Crypto, Dinosaurs in Literature, s8int.com, Science, Sophistication of Ancestors, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Sep 02 2009

by Chris Parker, Copyright 2009

Photo: This sea monster is actually an ancient bronze candelabra nicknamed “the sea monster”.

Excerpt

“Curiously, ancient dragon depictions closely match those of dinosaurs and pterosaurs which supposedly became extinct millions of years before man even “evolved”. Could the same be said for certain ancient “sea monster” depictions? Did ancient depictions also closely match those of ancient marine reptiles-which supposedly also became extinct before man came on the scene?
On the left is a Greek, bronze protome (animal figure) from a candelabrum
from around . 500-450 B.C.”

Excerpt

“The skulls of plesiosaurs have a fairly noticeable feature in the top directly behind the eye socket or orbit. This feature is on the upper part of the skull and is either a depression or a hole and it extends over the width of the skull. The feature is called the supratemporal fenestra, meaning upper, temporal fenestre; temporal related to temples and fenestra from the Latin meaning window.

The question for those artists depicting the plesiosaurus skull is; how specifically will they draw the skull over the supratemporal fenestra–will the feature disappear in their drawing, covered in flesh in a way that renders the feature non-apparent or, will they draw the skull with an obvious depression or other feature that makes this “skull window” noticeable?”

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Scotland: Nessie pops up to say “Hello”

Crypto, Dinosaurs in Literature, Science, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
May 28 2009

Helen Paterson

The Inverness Courier
Wed, 27 May 2009

Photo:The sonar image taken from the Jacobite Queen (Click to Enlarge)

The cast of the UK stage adaptation of sitcom Allo ‘Allo got slightly more than they bargained for while cruising Loch Ness – catching a glimpse of what could be the elusive Loch Ness Monster on the ship’s sonar screen.

The sonar images reveal five Nessie-shaped images, which a trusted Loch Ness expert cannot explain.

The cast, including television series favourite Vicki Michelle, had been taking a break from performing at Eden Court Theatre last Thursday, when the spot was made.

The crew of the Jacobite Queen witnessed highly unusual readings on the ship’s sonar screen, somewhere between Dores and Urquhart Castle.

According to captain John Askew, it was the first-time in his 15-years working on the loch that he successfully picked up images of this kind on any of the Jacobite fleet’s sonar screens. The images have now been sent for scientific analysis.

An expert in sonar who has been studying Loch Ness since 1973 couldn’t explain the sighting.

“This has got me puzzled and has every appearance of a genuine sonar contact,” said Adrian Shine, of The Loch Ness Project. “The fact there’s five items on the screen can be explained, as a single object often appears again as an echo.

“This certainly adds to the Loch Ness mystery and will be the subject of further investigation.”

Vicki Michelle, who was aboard the boat as it traveled from Inverness to the historic Urquhart Castle, commented: “I went down to the boat’s cabin and caught an arch shape on the monitor, followed by four more. The whole cast had been hoping to see something on the trip and, if it was Nessie, that positive energy probably brought her out… or perhaps she’s just a fan of the show!

“In all seriousness, whether it was Nessie or not, we all definitely saw something on that monitor,” she added.

Recorded sightings of the Loch Ness Monster go back nearly 1,500 years, although many photographs of the legendary ‘Nessie’ taken in the past century have proved to be either hoaxes or simply optical illusions.

Is The Channel Creature The Loch Ness Monster?–Hoax;see Comment

Crypto, Dinosaurs in Literature, Science, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
May 04 2009

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIM_kLNm8Zw
Michael Cohen m.cohen@allnewsweb.com

Fifty years ago sightings of the Loch Ness Monster or ‘Nessie’ were common and few Scottish locals doubted the presence of an exotic water creature in their locale which might have been the last living member an isolated relic Plesiosaur population.

Sightings of Nessie have decreased over the last few years and extensive and thorough scanning of the Loch Ness by scientists and researchers have failed to produce any evidence of Nessie. This has led many to believe, sadly, that this gentle, secretive creature had passed on. Now, astonishingly, frequent sightings are being reported of a creature living in the English Channel that appears, judging by images (picture above, video below) captured by astonished witnesses, to be similar in form to Nessie.

This cryptid has been dubbed ‘The Channel Creature’.

Many are now asking: Is Nessie the Channel Creature? Is it possible that a hidden water passage exists linking the Loch Ness to the ocean? Perhaps Nessie instinctively realises that open knowledge of her presence would jeapordise her existence and has thus moved out to sea.

……Some Nessie researchers claim that scientists are aware of the Loch Ness Monster’s presence and the existence of a secret underwater tunnel leading to the sea ‘She goes out to mate, thus perpetuating the elusive species. But she always returns home to the Loch Ness’ one told us.