Justified & Ancient
- May 30, 2009
Something seen in Sippo Lake, Ohio. Maybe an eel?
I think leopard seals could be behind a number of sightings.Brazilian fisherman chased by large, dark creature with reflective eyes.
In the video, entitled "Queria me atacar" (It wanted to attack me) the creature can be seen briefly breaching the water and keeping pace with the motorboat, which is going at full tilt.
Whilst not definitively identified, the speculation is that it may have been an unusually large pinniped - possibly a leopard seal, not dissimilar to this one about to p-p-p-pickup a hapless penguin.
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That looks a monster to me. However, something feels a bit fishy. I think a little forced perspective is making this fish look bigger than it is. If nobody else weighs in, when I get time I might try to identify it. (I know virtually nothing about fish.)
It's a Goliath fish as stated and as you say some forced perspective, they normally grow up to a maximum of just over eight foot.That looks a monster to me. However, something feels a bit fishy. I think a little forced perspective is making this fish look bigger than it is. If nobody else weighs in, when I get time I might try to identify it. (I know virtually nothing about fish.)
I certainly don't think there're any VFX there. I think it's just more in the foreground than our instincts on seeing the video suggest, making it seem twice as big as the divers. It's a beautiful beast, and I've no doubt it's huge. The markings are striking.Well, you could be right. But it doesn't look filtered or video enhanced in any way. I personally have never seen a fish that size with those markings, and the divers not wanting to get out of there as quickly as possible. It does seem like they are trying to get away from it. But thier movements are slow and paced which I find strange. I know it is as real as it gets because it is murky around the fish. Look around it's mouth... it looks murky like filthy river water. That's how I know it is not video-shopped.
That's what it looks like to me too.I certainly don't think there're any VFX there. I think it's just more in the foreground than our instincts on seeing the video suggest, making it seem twice as big as the divers. It's a beautiful beast, and I've no doubt it's huge. The markings are striking.
This article mentions:Guardian article today: "From Loch Ness to the Essex Serpent, why are humans so keen to invent sea monsters?"
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Also features a plug for new drama "The Essex Serpent" (unfortunately only available on Apple TV).
In 1937 a remarkable survey of schools in Ireland had sought to catalogue such folklore. It was an uncanny version of Mass Observation, an assertion of a new republican state. “Is there a story told in your district of a serpent or large animal which lives in a certain lake or river there?” children were asked. “Are water-horses or water-bulls spoken of? Are stories told of strange animals met by night on roads?” One boy said that water-horses emerged from Drumcor Lough at night to feed, then returned to the lough and turned into animals like eels. “Customs and beliefs in a conservative country like ours,” the survey concluded, “come from the Bronze Age as well as from the early Christian period.”
Two boys found 48ft creature with 'human-like head' on Cornwall beach
September 14, 1786. Description is not like anything i can think of.