Do Real Sea Monsters Exist?
As children we have all heard stories about creatures that live in the sea. Some stories have scared us so badly that even today, we are afraid to go into the water. Do such things really exist, or are they a figment of our imagination? Well, no one really knows for sure what lies deep beneath the water’s surface, but let’s take a look at some of my favorites.
The Loch Ness Monster
The legend of these small green, yellow eyed water creatures hail from Yorkshire in England. The stories of these small creatures grabbing little children that play to closely by the water’s edge have scared kids for ages. Some people actually call Grindylows bogeymen and they have become so popular in English culture that they have even been mentioned in “Harry Potter” books and movies.
Gloucester Sea Serpent
This sea creature was first reported in August 1817 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The report said that a 60 foot beast with a turtle head had been observed moving at a high rate of speed across the harbor, he was said to move vertically. Eventually due to so many reports of the creature; the Linnaean Society of New England formed a group to go to Gloucester and gather evidence and witness accounts of what they saw. From the information gathered scientist believed a new species had been discovered call the Scoliophis atlanticus. In 1859, a creature said to be the Gloucester Sea Serpent attacked a ship called the Banner. In 1997, along Fortune Bay, Newfoundland the sea serpent was reported again. So does he really exist or is he just a legend?
Ancient Sea Monsters Might Be Real
As you can see there are many sea creatures lurking the waters around the world. From one country to another tales are told about dangerous sea creatures large and small frightening men, women, and children. Do any of these creatures actually exist? That’s the question that everyone wants to know. Is it possible that whatever the species; they are smart enough to know that if we knew with certainty that they existed; much like our movie stars, they would never be left alone. If it were you, wouldn’t that be enough to keep you just under the radar or below the surface. Think about it; the best myths and legends are the ones that keep you guessing. So the next time you go into the water and you feel something glide by you remember; these creatures aren’t real, are they?