Yahoo News has reported that footage of a 20 to 30-foot long creature caught on tape by fishermen suggests there is a mystery cryptid in Alaskan waters.
The video footage from 2009, was taken on a rainy day with a shaky camera, which makes it all the more confounding, but eyewitnesses believe that the creature is an example of “Cadborosaurus willsi” — which means “reptile” or “lizard” from Cadboro Bay, British Columbia, where it was originally spotted centuries ago. Called “CADDY” for short, it has a long neck, a horse-like head, large eyes, and back bumps that stick out of the water..
Though the tape captures the most recent sighting, tales of beholding the creature in the North Pacific have circulated for 200 years. In 1937, scientists thought they might have uncovered physical evidence when what was thought to be a sea serpent was found inside the stomach of a whale. A now famous photo was taken at the scene.
One true believer today is Andy Hillstrand, a veteran of the reality-TV show “Deadliest Catch,” who tracks the creature in his new show, “Hillstranded.” The seaman reports that he saw:
“A big, long white thing moving in the water. We chased it for about 20 minutes. Spray came out of its head. It was definitely not a shark…I’ve never seen anything like it before.”