Friday, June 1, 2018

Sea Serpent Etiquette!

Courier Express

Monday Morning,  April 27, 1939

page 1, column 7

Skipper Says Sea Serpent
Nodded to Him at Luncheon

Halibut fisherman insists animal had head
like camel, eyes like buns

Astoria, Ore., April 16 (JP)—The
story of a run-in with a sea serpent
which had a head like a camel and
eyes as big as hot cross buns, was
told today by Skipper Chris Anderson
and his crew of the Halibut
schooner Argo.

"He could have sunk us with a
nudge," declared Anderson.
The skipper said it happened
Thursday, when he and his men
were gathering in halibut on the
banks at the mouth of the Columbia
River. This is Anderson's story:
A monster with great staring
eyes and a neck ten feet long suddenly
broke water within ten feet
of the Argo's hull.

The creature nodded gravely to
the fishermen. Then it went nonchalantly
about its immediate business,
which seemed to be that of
chewing up a twenty-pound halibut.

Everybody watched, just to be sure
he wasn't seeing things.

Finally some of the crew members
got out a boat hook and were
going to punch the monster. Anderson,
however, put a quick stop
to it.

Then, almost as suddenly as it
had appeared, the monster ducked
out of sight.

When he told the story to friends
along the Astoria waterfront some
of them surmised he had seen an
aged, gigantic sea elephant which
occasionally competes with fishermen
for halibut.

Anderson, however, stayed by his
sea serpent story.

"I've fished for 25 years." he said.
"I never saw anything like that It
may have been a sea elephant but
if it was, I never saw one that
looked like what I saw this trip, and
I never want to see it again."

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Friday, May 4, 2018


Courier Express

Sunday, September 9, 1956
20 A

Object Flew Away
'Fleeing Saucer'
Is Called Balloon

MONEYMORE, Northern Ireland,
Sept. 8 (AP) A "level-headed.
God-fearing ,"  Irish farmer says
he was running to the polite station
with a captured flying saucer
in his arms yesterday, but it escaped.

"I had difficulty in holding it
down," Thomas Hutchinson explained

A Royal Air Force officer
said what Hutchinson picked
up mast have been a weather
balloon — but police preferred
the farmer's version.

"Thomas Hutchinson is a levelheaded.
God-fearing chap," said
the desk sergeant at Moneymore
headquarters. "He's not the sort
of man who would imagine he
seized a flying saucer if, in fact,
he didn't have one."

Hutchinson said he and his
wife, Maud, saw a flying saucer
drop from the clouds into a bog
200 yards from his front door
shortly after lunch yesterday.

It was egg shaped, about 3
feet high and 18 inches in diameter,
said Hutchinson. "It was
bright red with two dark red
marks at the end and three
dark red s t r i p e s . It had a
saucer-shaped base. I kicked It
over, but it returned to its
original position."

When he got down on his knees
for a closer examination, he went
on, It began to spin. So he put
a hammer lock on it and mused:
,'The police station was the only
place for such a wicked looking
thing as this and I started to
carry it there."

Then Mrs. Hutchinson took up
the tale:

"Ah, it was a terrible thing. My
husband warned me not to go
near it. but you know a woman's
inquisitiveness. I just couldn't
keep back."

She said she walked along
with her husband when he tried
to haul the fearful object to
the police station at the village
of Loup and stood there staring
at it when he put it on the
ground for a moment to negotiate
a hedge.

"Then all of a sudden the monster
rose and it nearly pulled my
husband off his feet when he
tried to hold it."

Asked by police what she did
then, she replied:

"I started to panic and then I 
ran home and prayed." 

A high ranking RAF officer
at nearby Aldergrove said he
was "nearly certain" that the
strange object was an escaped
weather balloon that had broken
away from some station.

'These balloons are almost
identical with the shape of the
object that Hutchinson saw," he
added. "It could have dropped to
earth when it encountered some
change in the air currents. And it
could have gone up again."

Mrs. Hutchinson vigorously
shook her head in disagreement.

The Hutchinson farm is located
in a bleak, boggy land near Loch
Neagh, where leprechauns, ghosts
and witches have been sighted
through the ages.

But never before. A flying saucer.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thousand Islands Sea Serpent!

The Buffalo Morning Express

Sunday, July 29, 1888

The Usual Sea - Serpent.

This Time He Appears Off the Thousand
Islands -- The Best of Testimony


From the New York Times,

Though the Thousand Islands have been

known at a popular summer resort for several

years it was not until this season that the sea 

serpent put in an appearance on the St. Lawrence

to entertain the summer visitor.  Early in June

some men who were out in a sailboat near

Kingston saw what they believed to be a serpent

about 80 feet long. Due allowance was made

at the time this story was told and everybody 

has been looking for something to corroborate

it. The confirmative evidence came last Thursday

morning when C. W. Sikes of New York

started out to catch a pickerls in the channel

between Round Island and the mainland.  Mr.

Sikes ordered his boatmen to pull his boat near

a marsh on the main shore. When about 40

rods from the marsh Mr. Sikes says he saw

something black moving about quite rapidly on the 

top of the water.  At first he thought it was a 

duck or some other species of water bird, but a

near aproach convinced him it was 

nothing of the sort. It was as he believes, the

head of a water serpent of enormous size. The

head went under when the boat was about 

40 yards from it.  As it disappeared the water was

rifled by the serpents tail at least 30 feet from 

the spot. The serpent did not reappear, but

part of the river.  They give it as their opinion

that the serpent was at least six inches in diameter

and 80 feet long.  Since they reported their

discovery all the young ladies on the island 

refuse to go out in anything but steam yachts

having high gunwales, and skiff owners are 

taking a rest. 

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sea Serpent near Nahant

Daily Courier


Saturday Morning, March 23, 1850


We learn from passengers on

the steamer Wm. Seabrook, that about six o'clock

in the evening, while four miles from Beaufort,

a nondescript animal was discovered about a

mile off, which had the appearance of a tremendous

Serpent floating on the water. Capt. Blankenship

took a view through his glass, and to satisfy

the passengers, ran a mile out of his course to get

a better sight of this wonderful creature. The

steamer ran within thirty feet of it, when it sank ;

but not until all on board had a full view of his 

serpentship. It was described to us as being from 125

to 150 feet in length, and portions above the water

appeared to be from eight to ten feet across. From

all accounts it must be the veritable Sea Serpent,

from off Nahant, who is spending the winter off

South for the benefit of his health

.—[Savannah Georgian, 14th.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Mystery Octagon!

The Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic ocean, off of Africa, are a series of volcanic islands. They have been the subject of some videos I made for this blog in past posts. Where in I suggest they can be the site for Atlantis. Whether you are open to this idea or not, there are many unusual features on these islands that merit investigation. The Octagon is one of these suspicious sites.  

Cape Verde Islands

Located on Boa Vista Island, on the north side.  There is a giant Octagon, nestled among some rugged hills.  Layed out on a flat plain in these hills.

The Octagon

Each segment of the Octagon is about 120 meters in length, some shorter, and longer.  It is also 295 meters across. There are no signs of human activity nearby. No mining, farming, no herds of animals.  Who designs polygons on volcanic islands, which are not supposed to be previously inhabited. It is an enigma waiting for an answer!

The Octagon Highlighted

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

UFO's Over Buffalo!

Buffalo Courier Express

Tuesday Morning,  July 8, 1947

Page 1

Buffalo Now Seeing Things --
Discs, That Is

Sky-Saucer Reports
Come Thick and Fast



Flying discs, flapjacks, or what
have you ? Buffalo's got 'em too—
but good.

The strangest of a number of
strange reports on the flying
whatchamaycallems came from
Jimmy Hoare, 19, of 26 Vandalia
St., who said the one he saw was

Jimmy was in earnest. So was
William Patton, 24, of 76 Sidway
St., who "saw it, too."

Hoare and Patton said they were
standing at South and Vandalia
after dark.

A Round Object, Lighted
"It shot through the sky right
over us," said Hoare. "It was sort
of round, and it was lighted."

"We are sure it was on "em,"
Hoare said. "It was headed out
toward the lake shore and was
really traveling."

About six of the objects were
reported by Francis Jones, 87
South St, according to Jones.
They seemed to be about four
er five feet across, he said.

"They were flying pretty high,"
he said. "I was with several other
fellows. They saw them, too."

James Renard, 19, of 208 Hastings
Ave, assistant manager of
Shea's Kensington Theater, said he
saw a flying object shortly before
midnight as he alighted from a
streetcar at Grider and Kensington.

"It was going north, and I'd say
at about 3,000 feet," said Renard.
"It looked just like a pancake to
me. It was going so fast, I could
only see it for about two seconds—
but I saw it! It was round, all
right and white."

Charles Koester, 19, of Cheektowaga,
and William B r o g a n,
Lackawanna, said they sighted a
single flying disc shooting along
at a tremendous height over Lake

"We were fishing from a small
boat off Sturgeon Point," said
Koester. "It was about 7.30 o'clock.
The water was pretty choppy. We
didn't stay out more than 45 minutes.
The thing looked to us like'
a globe, revolving very fast. Still,
it could have been a large airplane.
It was very high in the

Then there was the Buffalo
woman who said she saw something
"the size of a dirigible"
streak ever City Hall.

Sam Contini, 426 Madison St.,
Lackawanna, took the role of
spokesman for "several persons"
who were positive they saw a
"group of three" discs pass over
Hamburg Tpk.

"There were three of them together,"
said Contini. "We all saw
them. There was no doubt about
it. To tell you the truth, though,
to me they looked like light spots."

Another man who did not reveal
his  identity told a switchboard
operator at Police Headquarters
he had seen a disc flying through
the air while he was driving at
Main and Kensington.

Blue, With Orange Rim
Anthony M. Klinkroth. 28 Trumbull
Pky, Batavia, said he and his
family saw a saucerlike object
whizzing "like a streak across the
horizon" a few miles south of Batavia
the night of June 29th. He
said it was 24 inches in diameter
and seemed to be greenish blue in
the center with an orange rim.

"There was only one," said Klinkroth.
"It was going so fast that
when it disappeared it seemed to

William Slocum, Warsaw businessman
and volunteer fireman,
said he and several other firemen
sighted several "brightly illuminated"
discs midway between Arcade
and North Java while he was
en route to his home after attending
a meeting of county firemen
last Friday evening at Arcade.

"The brightness of the moon was
nothing to the white light that
came from the discs," said Slocum.
"They were high in the air east of
North Java and they were discernible
until they disappeared over
the Rochester area after covering
a distance of about 100 miles."

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Seneca Lake Snake!


Wednesday, August 26, 1914

Page Five



Monster is About 10 Feet long and
Has Bristly Hair -- Dodges
Shots Well.

Watkins, Aug. 26—Seneca lake's

sea serpent, at first believed to be

a newspaper hoax, next the product

of the vivid Imagination of the 

persons who it was alleged had been

seeing things, but for the past year

or so accepted as being in existence,

has - been seen again, this time at

this end of the lake.

One night recently Edrlck McConnell

of this village, accompanied by

a young lady, was rowing in the

cove at Corbett's point when the

animal in question suddenly rushed

toward deep water from a point near

the shore. Mr. McConnell's companion

was so badly frightened that

it was necessary to take her to the

cottage but as soon as possible McConnell

and John Roe armed with a

38 revolver went back to the point

where the animal had been seen.  At 

first nothing occured but after waiting

a half hour or so the serpent

suddenly appeared within a few feet

of the boat and with its head out

of water.  Mr. Connell fired twice

and the animal disappeared in a

swirl of water and did not appear


The serpent is described as being

about ten feet long and seven

or eight inches through, with a

head about the size of a man's. On

top of the beast's head was a quantity

of hair which stuck straight up.

The animal was snake like In appearance

and black in color.

This Is not the first report this

year of the sea serpent. Some weeks

ago an elderly gentleman whose veracity

can not be questioned claimed

be saw something out In the water

that he first mistook for a log. Suddenly

the object reared up two or

three feet In the air and plunged

out of sight beneath the waves.  A

motor boat returning to the local

harbor from a trip down the lake

heard a splashing a few feet ahead

that sounded as if a whale might be 

making it.  When the boat ran into

the place where the animal had been

disporting the water was fairly boiling.

Article reproduced with the kind 

permission of the successor of the 

Geneva  Daily Times;

The Finger Lakes Times.

Sea Serpent Etiquette!

Courier Express Monday Morning,  April 27, 1939 page 1, column 7 Skipper Says Sea Serpent Nodded to Him at Luncheon ...