New Sea Serpent Sighting in San Francisco Bay!

Bill and Bob Clark — who run an excellent blog called SF Sea Serpent — just contacted me to let me know of an exciting new sighting sent to them by a very credible witness. The details of his email are listed below. Thanks to Bill and Bob for sharing this with NFHIFW and stay turned for a long overdue interview with these gentlemen to be posted here soon. And be sure to check out their fascinating blog if you are interested in sea serpents or sea monsters.

Note: The witness’ name has been removed to protect his identity.

—–Forwarded Message—–
From: Name removed
Sent: Oct 30, 2014 9:31 PM
To: “sfseaserpent@access4less.net
Subject: Sighting?

Hi,

I’ve followed your blog for a while and am aware of your incredible experience.  I travel between Sacramento and San Francisco several times a month.  On my way back from San Francisco early this afternoon on the Carquinez  Bridge, I noticed a curious black object in the water just west of the bridge. I was driving east bound and looking to my left and I could see underneath and slightly west of the west bound bridge when I noticed the object.  It was black, not shiny but not dull, either. It was sort of hump shaped.  Understand that I only caught sight of this object for several seconds as I was driving away from it, now looking back over my left shoulder.  In those several seconds I observed the following:

The object was black, smooth, and hump shaped.

Hard to judge size as there was nothing man made near it but I would estimate the object to be approximately 4’ long and 2-3’ wide..

The object did not seem to be moving.

It slowly sank vertically out of sight in the few seconds I observed it.

I noticed no horizontal movement, no splashing, no wake. I have seen porpoise and whales but never in the Straight and they are typically a grey or dark grey in color. There was no dorsal fin.

The water was fairly calm and there were no ships or boats in the straight. No wake was evident.  The day was partly sunny and warm. It was about 1:15 PM.

I am a former Marine Corps pilot and have had extensive experience flying up and down the California coast and I have seen whales, porpoise, sharks, and sea lions from the air.  I am fairly certain what I saw was not any sea mammal I am familiar with.  I got the impression it was an animate object and not trash or debris in the water.  I would think that a large sea lion might be possible but that would not be in keeping with my past observations of those animals.  I don’t really know what I saw but it was very strange, especially so close to the bridge.

I have never seen a “sea serpent”. I believe that the vast number of so called sea serpent sightings are cases of mistaken identity or just hoaxes.   I have read “The Great New England Sea Serpent” by O’Neill and I think so many sightings could not be groundless and so I try to keep an open mind.  I thought you might appreciate my experience.

Name removed



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