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William & Robert Clark Shoot Video of Huge "Sea Monsters" In San Francisco Bay

Back in 1985, on the shores of San Fransico Bay, twins Robert and William Clark were sitting in a car near a sea wall. They watched two seals swimming extremely fast across the bay. Then they noticed a "large black snake-like" animal" chasing the seals. They saw that the creature moved by forming it's body into coils and wiggling up and down. The animal apparently also had small, translucent fan-like fins that acted as stabilizers.

Their 1985 story and photographs have been previously chronicled in a number of prior crypto sources including a book. They have apparently been attempting to find that same "sea monster" for nearly 20 years. Earlier this year, as this page and the report excerpted will illustrate, they were apparently successful

They have not been the only ones to report seeing a 100 foot plus unexplained creature in the Bay. On November 1st, 1983, a construction crew was working on Route 1 north of the Golden Gate Bridge near Stinson Beach. They also spotted a creature, underwater, approaching the land, which they estimated to be at least 100 feet with a body diameter of 5 feet. They watched it for some time through binoculars, making coils and whipping its body through the water.

January Sighting and Video Shoot

Back to the present...Early this year, on January 26, 2004-- they (the Clark brothers) encountered the creature (in fact, up to six creatures) again and were able to shoot approximately three minutes of very interesting video.

At that point, they began to recontact various scientists and cryptozoologists that they had been in contact with over the years in reference to their 1985 San Francisco Bay sightings.

One of the men eventually contacted was photo and film analysis expert Dr. Clifford Paiva. At the time of the sighting and on the same day, less than 50 miles away, Dr. Paiva along with Dr. Slusher of the Univ. of Texas/El Paso, was presenting a paper entitled: High Energy Laser (HEL)/Rocket Exhaust Plume Lensing Effects", at the Photonic West Optical Conference in San Jose, Ca.

Dr. Paiva spent some time analyzing the film and produced a detailed report, a portion of which is excerpted here. The report is approximately 17 pages, which is far too long to be fully reproduced here. However, if you wish you may obtain a copy by writing to:

BSM Associates, C/O Dr. Clifford Paiva,
159 Camp Fire Drive, California City, California 93505.
Include $10 to cover costs if you can.

"His report supports our claim that the video shows several very large snake-like unknown marine animals swimming in San Francisco Bay. For the purpose of his analysis Dr. Paiva assumed that the only KNOWN animal it could possibly be is a sea snake of gigantic size."

His analysis is based on that assumption but he acknowledges that if it isn't a type of sea snake then it must be an animal unknown to science. Here are a few quotes from his report.

"The observations of unidentified marine animals have been recorded thoughout the centuries. Many excellent reports exist in both professional and academic institutions.

To these reports is now added another very significant discovery by William and Robert Clark of San Francisco, California. If the enclosed analysis is even approximately accurate, very large sea snakes (serpents) will be in fact shown to exist.

BSM Associates determines that the video submitted by the Clark Brothers reveals an unidentified group of marine animals. The importance of the discovery in relationship to historical fauna of this planet has yet to be determined, and will probably have immense etiologic ramifications for the evolution model.

When intergrated into other explorations concerning, for example, marine and lake serpent-type animals (including plesiosaurus), the Clark Brothers' video becomes pivotal.

Although sea snake seems to be the most tenable conclusion, the authors do not dismiss the possibility of Elasmosaur for these animals. Total observable length of this animal is approximately 170 feet or 52 meters.

The next report will address mass and volume metrics and a closer examination of the first 100 frames (animal group activity) of the video."

The video will be shown in the USA on the Discovery Channel Animal Planet in the program entitled AnimalX-Third Series sometime in March or April 2005. It will also be shown all over the world but we don't know the dates it will be aired.....The Clark's on CryptoZoology.com

EXCERPTS FROM CLIFFORD PAIVA'S REPORT ON THE 3 MINUTE VIDEO

Enclosed below are the Clark video frames revealing the oscillation dynamics of one animal, the length of which extends from left to right of each frame. Vertical oscillation is common to sea snakes17 , as well as the flukes which seems to be indicated on the last two frames of the looping sequence. Plates 9a-9d indicate one animal in motion for the body wave sequence1 , this has important length metric ramifications.

Oscillation motion (left to right) generates propulsion to the left, moving the animal(s) out toward the SF Bay Bridge area and out to sea. The general motion is a traverse oscillation generating amplitude in the body movement and transferring the potential energy as the snake animal moves right-to-left. The simultaneity of the commencement of oscillation suggests a single animal in Plates 9a-9h. Animal length approximately 54.864m using the tour ship scale (Plates 14 and 15). Deep-sea hyperbaric pressures are usually…..

A single animal was observed to reverse its heading 180 degrees as is seen in Plates 10 a through 10 f. This motion yielded good approximations of the animals length and head-to-body scaling ratio. Again this marine animal indicates a total length of at least 150 feet based on a zoomed 1:1 ratio, or 1 foot per pixel. (StarTop=North).

This section is the most essential in the establishing the veracity of the Clark video. Also, the city officials should take the implications regarding animals of this size in the SF Bay area seriously. The consequences of such large creatures in the area within significant human traffic may be serious.

 

V. Summary and Conclusion

BSM Associates determines that the video submitted by the Clark Brothers reveals an unidentified group of marine animals in the San Francisco Bay, 26 January 2004.

The importance of the discovery in relationship to historical fauna of this planet has yet to be determined, but will probably have immense etiologic ramifications for the evolution model.

Creation science models, certainly those incorporating Pre-Deluvian fauna and flora existing in a Post-Deluvian environment, will probably utilize the Clark Discovery.

When integrated into other explorations concerning for example, marine and lake serpentine-type animals (including the genus plesiosaurus), the Clark Brothers video becomes pivotal. Although sea snakes seems to be the most tenable conclusion, the authors do not dismiss the possibility of Elasmosaur for these animals.

Total observable length of the animal is approximately 170 feet (52 meters). The next report will address mass and volume metrics and a closer examination of the first 100 frames (animal group activity) of the video.

The intrusion of research groups into the animals’ otherwise relative benign habitat almost certainly will effect their behavior, and it is quite possible that no behavioral observations made to date have recorded anything more than threat-responses stimulated by the intrusion of human technologies (touring ships, etc.) Once animals are….

Additional Slides From Paiva/Slusher Report on "SF Sea Serpent" Video

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

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