|Various "sea serpent" artwork and eyewitness sketches compiled into a holiday banner!|
Please click to enlarge and see it in all its cryptozoological beauty!
I almost forgot about it, but today (August 7th) is apparently "Sea Serpent Day!" This holiday seems as bizarre as the reported creatures themselves, as it is difficult to discover why today was chosen for it. In this article, Loren Coleman has suggested that it was due to two renowned 'sea serpent' sightings which occurred a day before this date. On August 6, 1817, the commonly witnessed "Gloucester sea serpent" was allegedly observed. Interestingly, the alleged animals had been reported daily for a period of time and even very skeptical 'sea serpent' report researchers have stated that something truly unique was likely going on there. The famed sighting of an alleged 60-foot long and maned 'sea serpent' by the crew of the naval ship HMS Daedalus also occurred on the date of August 6, 1848. 'Sea serpent' sightings are one of the most interesting areas of research I have conducted (if not the most interesting), and I hope that you have enjoyed my articles on the subject so far, as more are coming very soon. If you wish to conduct your own research into 'sea serpent' sightings, then you should definitely purchase In The Wake of The Sea-Serpents by Bernard Heuvelmans through Amazon. I recently received it (mine is a used copy yet is still in perfect condition), and there truly is nothing like it for research use. So I hope you had a wonderful "Sea Serpent Day" and continue to come back here for more articles regarding the intriguing and often reliable reports of what may be a truly unknown, large marine species.