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Nessie’s Cousin in Alaska

New video of supposed Cadborosaurus

She’s 30 feet long, slim and eel-like, with humps on her back and water spraying from her head.

Named by scientists the Cadborosaurus, after Cadboro Bay, where she’s been occasionally spotted, Caddy patrols the Northwest Pacific off the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska.

Her story dates back many decades. In 1937, a supposed body of the animal was found in the stomach of a whale. Taken to a museum for examination, the body then mysteriously disappeared.

One man claimed to have captured a young Caddy in 1967, describing her as a 16-inch scaly eel-like animal with two flippers and a flipper-like tail. The man, William Hagelund, said he put her in a bucket of water to show her to scientists, then decided to put her back in the ocean … but without taking a photo!

The latest sighting, two years ago, is the topic of a TV show on Discovery, airing all this week, in which two men claim to have followed a long, white animal who sprayed water out of her head. Or maybe it was just a splash of water … or two fish … or whatever. A few months ago, a sturgeon was mistaken for a sea monster in New York. And in China, a small whale was thought to be a sea monster.

A teaser for the TV show announces that “it looks just like the Loch Ness monster” – blissfully ignoring the fact that there are numerous “sightings” of Nessie that all look quite different.

The one thing that all lake and sea monsters do have in common, however, is that they’re all grainy and out of focus.

Still, we love them all the same!

What do you say? Have you ever seen a lake monster? Or are you a true believer regardless? Let us know in a comment or on Facebook.