New Loch Ness Monster Sighting?Posted: September 16, 2016 Filed under: Cryptozoology | Tags: Loch Ness Monster, Nessie, sea monster, Sea Serpent 2 Comments
My favorite sea monster experts – Bill and Bob Clark of SF Sea Serpent – just alerted me to a buzzy new photo of Nessie that’s just hit the Internet.
Naysayers are claiming that it is just a photo of seals, but last I heard seals were not in the habit of synchronized swimming. In a straight line.
Legendary loch monster or frolicking seals in a perfect queue? You be the judge.
Body of Tiny Winged Humanoid Found in Mexico?Posted: July 21, 2016 Filed under: Bizarre, Cryptozoology, Miscellaneous, Nerd HQ | Tags: Winged Humanoid; Winged Humanoid Found in Mexico Leave a comment
Paranormal researchers in Mexico claim to have found the body of a tiny winged humanoid. X-rays revealed a skeleton inside the figure, bolstering the researchers’ claims that it is the remains of a real-life fairy.
Tinker Bell has really let herself go.
Check out the video below:
Giant Kraken Captured by Google Earth?Posted: July 7, 2016 Filed under: Bizarre, Cryptozoology, Nerd HQ | Tags: Google Earth, Kraken, sea monster, Unidentified Submerged Object, USO Leave a comment
Google Earth photos taken near Antarctica show what some cryptozoologists believe may be a real Kraken, a mythical giant sea squid that attacked ships and were greatly feared by 18th century sailors.
I’ve seen enough hentai to know where this is going. (Yep, that joke never gets old.)
Of course, the picture is causing debate in the paranormal researcher community, with some claiming that the photo actually shows a USO (Unidentified Submerged Object, AKA an underwater UFO) rising from the sea.
Here is the actual photo. What do you think it is?
Is “splashy wet flipper monster” a real thing?
Bottled Water From Loch Ness Now AvailablePosted: November 6, 2015 Filed under: Cryptozoology, Nerd HQ | Tags: Loch Ness, Loch Ness Monster Bottled Water, Loch Ness Monster Water, Nessie Water Leave a comment
Some very clever Scottish entrepreneurs have begun bottling and selling drinking water from Loch Ness. Of course, the water is filtered and purified before bottling, so there’s little chance of finding a stray scale or mysterious claw in your bottle. (Much to the disappointment of Nessie fans everywhere.)
I’d pay extra for claw.
Lizard Man Sighted in South Carolina?Posted: August 5, 2015 Filed under: Bizarre, Cryptozoology, Nerd HQ | Tags: Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp; Lizard Man Hoax 2 Comments
A woman leaving church in Bishopville, South Carolina, recently snapped a photo of what some are calling the area’s legendary Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp. Or what is clearly the cheesiest costume in recent monster hoaxer history.
Sid and Marty Kroft could not be reached for comment.
Sea Monster Monday: Meet Jenny HaniverPosted: July 21, 2015 Filed under: Cryptozoology | Tags: Fake Sea Monsters for sale, Jenny Haniver;, Sea Monk; SF Sea Serpent; Leave a comment
Behold the terrifying spawn of the deep! Is it a mermaid? A merman? A freakishly cheerful alien? Nope, it’s just Jenny Haniver.
If Predator and the Flying Nun had a baby…
A Jenny Haniver is the dried carcass of a skate fish (a smaller version of a sting ray) that was carved to look like a sea monster and sold to gullible tourists as proof of sea monsters. These specimens are thought to have inspired stories about the Sea Monk, a supposed sea monster that looked like a man of the cloth — sort of an underwater priest, if you will.
Forgive me, Father, for I have finned. (I’ll show myself out…)
Here are some other versions of Jenny Hanniver that will haunt your dreams.
Oh. Dear. God.
Worst Gremlins cosplay ever.
It’s smiling because it knows where you live.
Stay tuned for next Monday, when I review new footage of Frannie, the San Francisco Bay sea monster, sent to me by wonderful Friends of the Blog (FOB) Bill and Bob Clark of SF Sea Serpent fame.
Nothing Bundt Bigfoot: Yeti Sighted in Hilarious CakePosted: May 1, 2015 Filed under: Bigfoot, Cryptozoology, Nerd HQ | Tags: Bigfoot Bundt Cake, Sasquatch Bundt Cake, Yeti Cake Leave a comment
Now ya’ll know how much I love a Bigfoot cake. Now there’s a brilliant new twist on the genre: the Yeti Bundt cake! You slice a seemingly boring cake open to reveal the secret Sasquatch within. Now let’s be clear – it’s no Biggie and Nessie cake. But it’s pretty damn cool.
Bigfoot-flavored — it tastes like blueberries and blurry camera work.
*Thanks to FOB Jennifer Malone for sending this one in. You rock, Jen!
“A Monster of the Vasty Deep”: The SF Sea Serpent Q&A InterviewPosted: February 16, 2015 Filed under: Cryptozoology, Writing | Tags: Bill and Bob Clark, Frannie, San Francisco Bay Sea Monster, San Francisco Bay Sea Serpent, SF Sea Serpent Leave a comment
Okay, I didn’t actually get to interview Frannie the San Francisco Sea Serpent herself. However, I DID have the pleasure of interviewing Friends of the Blog (FOBs) Bill and Bob Clark, the best-known Frannie witnesses and proprietors of the SF Sea Serpent, which chronicles their 1985 sighting of what the Los Angeles Herald called a “monster of the vasty deep” in an 1882 article. (Sea serpent fans will definitely want to check it out.)
Below is the Q&A about their legendary 1985 encounter. Many thanks to Bill and Bob for their participation!
Q: In addition to being so diligent about writing all the details of your first sighting of Frannie down, you also took the extra step of having your separate accounts notarized. Whose idea was it to take that extra step?
Bill and Bob: Bill thought of it so that we wouldn’t have to remember all the details for future reference and also as proof that we reported the sighting in 1985.
Q: How did the notary react?
Bill and Bob: She didn’t react one way or another. She didn’t read either of the accounts. We verbally told her what they said while she was signing them.
Q: Do you recommend that for anyone documenting their own paranormal sighting or encounter?
Bill and Bob: Yes. *Editor’s Note: I agree with the Clarks; you might get some funny looks from the Notary but I think it would lend credibility to your statement — which in turn would be helpful to organizations like MUFON, etc.
Q: What do you think Frannie is? Surviving relic from prehistoric times or as-yet-undiscovered new species?
Bill and Bob: We believe it’s both an as-yet-undiscovered new class of animal and a surviving relic from prehistoric times.
Q: In regard to Frannie’s appearance and behavior, what aspect did you find most unusual or unexpected? (Not that there’s anything expected about seeing a sea serpent.)
Bill and Bob: The way it could form the radical vertical folds in the upper portion of its body.
Mixtec-Aztec Breastplate image from SF Sea Serpent blog illustrating the way Frannie was able to fold her upper body behind her head.
Q: How did you feel when marine biologist Forrest Wood (from the International Society of Cryptozoology) described Frannie as “an impossibility” after reading your submitted report? Especially as you gentlemen (and other witnesses dating back to the late 1800s) have seen her on multiple occasions?
Bill and Bob: That didn’t bother us at all because he was only saying based on all of the animal’s characteristics and movements, it was a scientific impossibility for it to be to any known class of animal not that we didn’t see what we saw.
Wood makes it clear that he believes we saw something unknown when he says: “The idea that they made up a story, individually typed accounts several pages long, prepared numerous drawings, and went to the trouble of having their reports notarized, all in order to perpetrate a hoax and gain publicity, strains credulity.”
Q: Are you still working on trying to catch further evidence of Frannie on film or video?
Bill and Bob: Yes and we already have more video evidence.
So if you’re out San Francisco way, and you see something weird and slimy in the bay, be sure to contact Bill and Bob so they can add your sighting to the growing number of reports on their site. And say “Hi” to Frannie for me!
Loch Ness LadlePosted: January 27, 2015 Filed under: Cryptozoology, Nerd HQ | Tags: Loch Ness, Loch Ness Monster, Nessie Soup Ladle Leave a comment
My birthday is in November so…. only 270+ shopping days left to snap this fantastic Loch Ness Soup Ladle up for me. #JustSayin’ #NessieNoodle #SeaSerpentSplitPea
Because everything tastes better with a little monster in it…
Nessie Pops in for my Birthday: New Footage of the Loch Ness MonsterPosted: November 15, 2014 Filed under: Bizarre, Cryptozoology | Tags: Loch Ness Monster, New Video Footage 3 Comments
Readers of this blog know that I have a deep, abiding love for the Loch Ness Monster. Well, bless her slimy (presumably) prehistoric heart… the monstrous green lassie popped up for a leisurely swim on Nov. 6. Click here to check out the video and see what you think. Either my girl popped up to give me an early shout-out (Holla!) or that is one hell of a big Scottish otter. (Note: Nessie and I had a wee tiff a few years back but I’m sure she’s over it by now.)
Surely this crude drawing I found wrapped in seaweed on my porch is in no way a bad omen of things to come.
Huge thank you to Bill and Bob Clark, of the wonderful blog SF Sea Serpent, for giving me a head’s up about this cool new video.