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Friday, August 30, 2013

Horse-Headed "Sea Serpent" Recently Reported In Maine

Thomas Finley's excellent painting of a long-necked "sea serpent" with a horse-like head.

In an article on his CryptoZooNews blog, well known cryptozoological researcher Loren Coleman released some recent information which caught my attention. Two middle aged men kayaking in Somes Sound (off of Acadia National Park in Maine) on Thursday, August 22, 2013 allegedly witnessed an unknown aquatic animal. The details currently available reveal that the animal had a three foot long, scaly horse-like head. While it is certainly possible that the men were startled by a surfacing moose, details like scaly skin and a three foot long head do not coincide with the features of such an ungulate. It is interesting to note that many reports of "sea serpents" throughout history described the animals as having horse-like heads, and many of these observations were detailed and apparently at close range. I currently wonder if Tyler Stone's hypothesis of partially dried hair or rough skin creating the appearance of scales on longnecks could be true in regard to this report.

Tyler's example of short, partially dried hair on otters giving the appearance of scales.


Tyler's example of the rough, scarred skin of a male elephant seal looking like scales.

Whether it was a moose, a longneck, or a miserably false observation, this is a very interesting report in the respect that it is so recent. Hopefully, more details will be released in the near future regarding this possible sighting of what may have been a genuine long-necked "sea serpent." 

15 comments:

  1. Most people aren't total idiots.They know what they see.They know what scales look like. :)

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    1. Haha I wasn't saying many people were :). I do think it's unlikely that they saw a moose, because I would expect it to be relatively easy to identify it unless it suddenly surfaced and they only got a glimpse.

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    2. Only a glimpse??
      How long can a moose hold its breath?
      Dales synergistic psy manipulatory techniques are influencing this blog.
      Guirjeff

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    3. For more than a minute. But yes, I agree that it's unlikely that many of such sightings are moose.

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  2. Yes, This report could also be a report of a swimming moose with mussed-up hair: the estimation of the head as being three feet long is large for an actual moose BUT is within the common range of ESTIMATIONS made during sightings. It is close enough in this case to be a remarkably good guess considering that many reports made without good points of reference are even less accurate than that. Water Horse sightings in Maine have included the features that A) the entire creature as seen in the water was estimated as 12-16 feet long, B ) the creature came to shore and ascended to land at which time it was C) the exact size and shape of a large horse and D) it left cloven hoof[prints on the ground. And the "scaly otters" picture discussion was one I had been having with Jay myself: I had an older picture (possibly this one over again) which I could not find at the time. I had a different reference to "scaly otters" on my blog.

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    1. It's a possibility but I'd like to hear more details before I form too solid of a hypothesis. Thanks for commenting, as always.

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    2. The inhabitants of maine know what a moose is was,sheesh!

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  3. Certainly it would be better with more details. However I should make mention that :A) NOBODY thinks this "scaly" animal is actually going to be scaly, there is already tacit agreement that the appearance is due to wet hairs, and B ) the common Longnecked animal reports in the area ordinarily have a "periscope" ten feet out of the water and a foot across "Somewhat bigger than a human head" and about in that ball park since the late 1700s. Three feet long is a much larger than usual head than they commonly have historically, about 150% of the norm. Two feet or "The size of a barrel" is the norm, and an ordinary beer keg is about 16 inches across and two feet high. On the balance of all considerations this is a shorter-necked animal with a relatively larger head and so I still opt for a moose: you need know no more than that much for a pretty sure identification.. I will of course alter my opinion if better evidence to the contrary comes along.

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    1. There is NO "tacit agreement" that scales are wet hair,your usage of the science of synergy favored by stalin,lenin,and totalatarians everywhere through psy war tech,psychology,to gatekeep public opinion(evolution,dinos extinct),control tactics on WHAT the gen public can believe on every topic on the net,through . Paid bloggers,set up authors,cryptozoologists etc,,,is hearby noted.
      Reference...Occult Science Dictatorship by william r lyne

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    2. A."nobody"sorry dale,saying your opinion doesnt make it so....B.there are no size limits on the biplogy of the ocean.your tactics are showing.btw,nice nwo gotee.

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    3. Hi Dale. Sorry, I found this comment here just now. Thanks for relaying the typical Maine "longneck" description here; it is important data in regard to this matter. I do think it's important to also note that a sighting off of Fortune Bay in Canada also described an animal which periscoped a horse-like head above the water and possessed "scales". I wonder if perhaps the 2014 witnesses overestimated the size of the animal's head, as most witnesses are certainly not going to be exact with measurements during a startling encounter with a large animal. If we allow such a plausible mistake, we aren't too far away from the average head length reported for other apparent Maine longnecks.

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  4. Like the chinese engineers in a small boat who saw ogopogo,from less th as n 100 feet away,and were afraid to move,as ogo stuck his 3 foot plus head out,"it looked like a dinosaur".sorry,but these are not moose.

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    1. Interesting report! I agree that a lot of the "horse-headed" sightings are likely not moose.

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  5. Is dales moose fixation spreading?Come on.a three foot scaly head is not a moose,and if it was a moose,you would know it!I saw my first moose suddenly,head peeking out from bushes,in the utah mountains and I was startled temporarily,but the regainef composure since it.was.A.m.o.o.s.e...I also met kyle nash who was with his dad in alaska and encountered the family of cadborasaurii.to see the look on his face as he tried to balance his perplexed mind(year later),on what he saw(dinosaur),which had a head shaped like the front of a 747,etc,was amazing.

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    1. Certainly not Anonymous. I simply stated that there is a slight possibility that a moose was seen, but I found it unlikely. I find it unlikely that people who are living in regions where moose are common could mistake a moose for an unknown animal, even if they were startled. Could you please email me at bizarrezoology@aol.com ? I would really appreciate if I could talk to you about what Nash told you, as I'm currently working on a project regarding unknown marine animals with horse-like heads.

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