3000 years there is a legend of the great sea serpent. Even though 300 years have seen him a thousand times, the official science pretends that it is not. It can be seen to recognize the existence of this animal, scientists need to see an animal in a zoo cage …
“It was scary and plausible. We felt like rabbits in front of a boa: absolutely helpless and defenseless … we just looked into the eyes of another, unknown world, incredibly far away, incredibly wrong.” The record made in the traveling American Journal of Ridgway and Blyth travelers about their meeting with the great sea serpent.
In July 1966 they crossed the Atlantic in a rowing boat, the usual, and one night in the central Atlantic not far from them, cutting the phosphorescent waves, the water rose a large serpentine head, crowning a long flexible neck. Bulging eyes the size of a saucer, flickering greenish light, dispassionately considered petrified with fear of people. Of the half-open toothy mouth poured the water. The animal swam slowly, ahead of the boat, and continued to treat travelers turning to their side of the flat head. Underwater guessed his massive, powerful body. After a minute or animal, arched neck, dived under the water, leaving a glowing trail. Post Blyth and Ridgway, as it always did before, when it came to the meetings with the great sea serpent, caused vociferous chorus of outright ridicule. But only for three hundred years saw the snake more than a thousand times. According to Dutch scholar Udemansa, the first meeting of the snake with the civilized world took place in 1552. By the early twentieth century, there were 28 recorded meetings, and from 1802 to 1890-th – 134.
With the development of navigation, with an increase in the number of ships that sail the oceans, and frequent meetings with the Serpent. One of the most famous of modern zoologists, Professor of the Royal Institute of Natural History in Brussels Bernard Eyvelmans collected and systematized these observations in his book “A giant sea serpent,” which brought the attention of hundreds of meetings with him. Here are just a few episodes. Fisherman George Seghers, lovivshy fish in 1947 near Vancouver Island, said: “Suddenly I felt very strange. Shivers ran down his back, and it seemed to me that someone is watching me. I looked around. Meters left in the 45 from the boat above the water rose a head on the neck longer than a meter. two coal-black eyes stared at me. They were big on the head, like two rolls. I’ve never seen anything like it. head was forty centimeters in diameter. looked at me with minute, the animal is turned away, and I saw his back. It was something like the mane of dark brown color, which consisted of bundles of warts rather than from the hair. “In February 1950, the same island with the Serpent met Judge Brown, his wife and daughter during a walk along the shore of the bay. “My wife first noticed the monster – Brown told reporters – Animal immediately disappeared, but then reappeared at about 150 meters from the shore. His head, like a serpent’s head, ‘rising above the water surface and a half meters. Dark-colored neck was about two meters long, thick inches and thirty. Monster swam very fast, as it seemed to soon have three hundred meters. I have seen the animal three times. At one point it popped right in front of us.
There was no doubt that a sea serpent. I think that the monster reached a length of 10-12 meters. ” We met with the Serpent, and our countrymen. Following the publication in May 1979 Yu.Dudnikovym journalist in the newspaper “Water transport” kits “great mystery of the Oceans” was received many letters and drawings. For example, Yu said that the old men from Khabarovsk. “When I told the fellow that I met a dinosaur, I was ridiculed, and I paused for a long time …” What did he see? In the summer of 1953 18-19 hours at about 300 meters from the shore of the island of Kunashir (one of the Kurile Islands) from the water head appeared on a long neck, a shiny black color. First, the animal’s head was visible in profile. It opens its mouth, throws back his head and threw it forward with a jerk, as though something is swallowed. Then his head turned toward the coast and the old man saw two big bright spot appears to the eye. Then the animal went under the water. Elderly and drawings sent an unknown animal. Yu.Litvinenko (Sebastopol) in summer 1955 commanded a minesweeper, and in the Tatar Strait to the port of Vanino abreast of 300-400 meters on the starboard side of it, the watch officer and a signalman saw two dark-brown, like a serpent, his head protruding from the water three to four meters. Above the eye of the animal could see the red ‘band-like brow. Markedly rose back, sloping and ribbed. Behind the tail flung the animal. In addition, the animal dived, and he clearly saw the tail end, Litvinenko has determined the length of the snake in 20-25 meters. The meeting lasted about half a minute, and then the animal dived and did not appear.
Figure seen Litvinenko was a monster similar to the pattern Starikov. The overall picture of the same animal was similar to the one given in the descriptions of witnesses and overseas. Eyvelmans came to the conclusion that the great sea serpent inhabits almost all seas and oceans. Only in some places is less common (for example, in the Arctic region), while others – most often (in the south-western peninsula of Great Britain Cornwell). No wonder the book Eyvelmansa two thirds of the reports of meetings with the Serpent to the 1900 fall precisely on the area. In Cornwall the great sea serpent as it became a local landmark, like the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland. We even have a snake is a proper name – Morgaur, descended from an old Celtic word meaning “sea giant.” Based on the evidence Eyvelmans gives a generalized portrait of the Snake: flat serpentine head with large eyes and long neck, a large massive body with humps and long tail. Length – 10 to 30-plus meters. Snakes swim fast. The details of the witnesses disagree. According to some claims – the length of the neck is three feet, on the other – up to ten, his head, some say, the size of a horse, while others argue that it reaches the length and width of two meters, one seen on the head like horns and vegetation, other – quite bare head. According to some witnesses – a snake toothless gums, on the other – it is strewn with huge mouth with sharp teeth. Some saw a black snake, others – black and brown. Contradictions? Yes. But they are understandable. “I am convinced that it is not about one kind, but of a group of very different animals, among them being very similar to plesiosaurs,” – says Eyvelmans.
Comparing the external signs, it is divided into nine Zmeyev main classes: plesiosaurs, dinosaurs, tilozavrov, ichthyosaurs, etc. But scientists are not convinced the skeptics, even that which witnessed the meetings were not only single, but entire crews. In May 1917, seventy miles south-east of Iceland’s officers and sailors of the British ship “Hillary” saw a sea monster with a triangular dorsal fin. In July 1897 the gunboat “Avalanche” literally stumbled into the Bay of Along the two marine Zmeyev length of twenty meters and a thickness of about three. The distance to which was about half a kilometer. Gunners have a shot but missed, and the animals have disappeared under the water. In February of next year at the same place, “Avalanche” newly met acquaintances. The commander reported to the command, and received categorical conclusion: a collective hallucination. Nine days later, “Avalanche” occurs again with snakes to rehabilitate himself and the team in the public eye, the commander attempted to catch or shoot one of the animals, but to no avail. But this time the fact of the meeting confirmed the ship’s ten officers. In November 1959 the South African fishermen met with a whole bunch of not less than twenty, ten-monsters. Fishermen, of course, rushed to withdraw. In autumn 1959 a Soviet patrol ship SKR-55 carried a patrol in the Bering Sea.
On the bridge was A.Lezov commander, watch officer S.Novikov assistant commander, signaller and the steering cabin. The loud report of the signalman: “Subject straight ahead!” – Did not find the officers by surprise. They saw themselves as the front, a hundred meters – stadvadtsati, emerged a creature so unusual that all of the bridge for a moment dumbfounded. On snake-like neck, to rise above the water at 5 meters, 45 centimeters thick sitting flat serpentine head with large dark eyes bulging. Meeting with the animal was so unexpected, and its dimensions are so impressive that the captain thought it prudent to avoid a possible collision with a mysterious creature. But it has itself gone into the water. And the ship saw its ‘lumpy’ back dark brown, smooth and glossy. Once the MRS-55 back on track, the animal re-emerged, but the stern, 80 meters from the wake of the jet. His head held high, it viewed the violator of its tranquility and again plunged into the waves. wrote S.Novikov, all on the bridge “was so amazed that no one remembered the camera, which was lying on the desk officer of the watch.” The report of the commander of the TFR for a meeting with the Serpent was regarded almost as aiding enemy propaganda, not to mention the jokes. wonder Novikov said nothing more than twenty years and risked “pootkrovennichat” only when separated from the military uniform.
“If I had to draw it – wrote Novikov – then I would be completely copied the image Yu.Starikova … only the lower jaw would have been more massive.” Despite the brevity of “Goodbye” with the Serpent (30-40 seconds), the trained eyes of the military sailor was able to fix some of the details: “The animal for the first time plunged into the waves, arched neck, as it dived under the water. This was done so smoothly and gracefully, that no visible spray we have not seen … The movement of water in the place of ascent the animal showed that it has a massive trunk. ” In 1968, observers, helicopter whaling base, “Soviet Russia”, which led to the Antarctic fish, twice seen of marine animals, like sea snakes, light brown in color, length and thickness of 10-15 meters of the trunk of one meter. The helicopter is not scared of snakes, although the pilot it I.Dzhus, was reduced to 13 meters. In favor of the existence in the ocean of the unknown is very large animals, reptiles, presumably, they say, and numerous finds of human remains. However, the well known cases, when the snake caught in a fishing net and alive. For example, in 1876 the British port city east of Falmouth, which is located on a peninsula in Cornwall, the fishermen caught in the net sea serpent. He was dragged ashore, examined and released back into the sea. In 1892, at the same Falmouth fishermen pulled back in the networks of the Snake, but this time they threw them in a fright, and the Serpent swam away. In 1941, on the coast of Scotland, the sea washed once two giant body. Despite the fact that they were already decomposed, the locals thought it was dead creature with a long neck, long tail and pointed scalp that was more like fibrils in the coconut.
However, the scientists said that the remains belong to a giant shark. Four years later, and again in Scotland, a storm washed ashore nearly eight-meter long creature with a swan neck and small head. Experts were unable to identify this unknown animal. In 1960, nine-foot snake washed up on beach in Stsitsuga in Massachusetts. In June 1983 English schoolboy Owen Burnham, who led the holidays at the seaside resort Gambia, discovered on the shore of a five-meter waves tossed the corpse of a strange animal. Before you cut the corpse and ate local residents, Owen had to carefully measure and sketch. When I saw these pictures is one of the experts at Cambridge University, he confidently declared that it was the corpse of a young kronozavra, lizard, who lived in the waters of the South Atlantic. American zoologist Ivan Sanderson, the creator of “Society for the Study of unexplained”, many years dealing with the problem of the Great Sea Serpent, found that on the coasts of New Zealand, Tasmania, Australia, the islands near the U.S. people are not met once in the shallows of some huge footprints tridactylous beings
. And next to them were plowed deep furrows, similar to the marks of heavy tail. They were similar to the traces that could leave the dinosaur left on shore. But even this did not convince scientists and skeptics. The official point of view of modern science on this issue at the time suggested by the famous Czech scientist, Professor K.Augusta: “To believe in the existence of the monstrous sea snakes will only be possible when a snake is actually caught. I think, however, that hopes to capture a very little. ” With regard to hope to catch the professor is absolutely right. We can only rely on luck. Such, for instance, which occurred in 1938 when Professor Dzh.L.B.Smit found alive and unharmed Crossopterygii coelacanth fish tselakantoobraznyh squad, which scientists around the world was considered extinct for 70 million years ago. Until now, people found it just fossils. That is, fossilized coelacanth as old as these prehistoric reptiles: dinosaurs, plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs and other reptiles. In addition, scientists have found other “living fossils”: a series of relict marine and terrestrial invertebrates.
In the end, now existing crocodile is too old as the dinosaurs. So why, if all these “living fossils” still exist, we deny this marine reptiles? Indeed, in the vast ocean, with its inexhaustible resources of food and unexplored depths can be safely and almost imperceptibly, there is not one thousand dinosaurs. Therefore, many scientists believe in the existence of the Great Sea Serpent. For example, the French professor Žiar believes that this ichthyosaur mezozavr or, occasionally appearing on the surface of the sea. This opinion is shared by Professor Vaillant. “Once in 1938, was caught coelacanth fish Crossopterygii, which is” supposed to “disappear 70 million years ago – says a prominent Soviet scientist and oceanographer, Academician A.S.Manin – I do not see anything fantastic in the fact that in the ocean can live as long as science unknown monster. ” A specialist in marine mammal A.V.Yablokov Academy believes that “today there is no reason to doubt the possibility of the existence of large reptiles in the ocean, as has already found a lot of animals of the same antiquity.” Consequently, many leading scientists believe in the existence of the Great Sea Serpent. “We all care about the other question – what it is,” – said principal investigator Professor Bernard Eyvelmans snake.
Another interesting article.
Throughout Latin America, spread the cult of the snake. Suffice it to recall Quetzalcoatl – “feathered serpent” of the ancient Aztecs. In Peru and Bolivia, where there were advanced civilizations, the Incas worshiped Amaro: This snake has held pride of place in their pantheon, and his picture appears even on the Gate of the Sun in Tiwanaku. And it is interesting that the objects of worship are not poisonous snakes, whom innumerable in these latitudes, and boas, large boa. Bolivian Indians and still worship the “winged boa.” In Paraguay, there are a lot of oral and written stories about the “beast from the cow’s head, big teeth and scary eyes.”
It would seem that all this is just a legend. But the traveler and historian Ruy Diaz de Guzman described the meeting on the river Paraguay, with an animal, “yavivshim out of the water snake his head. She turned us all the horror in their size, protruding from the jaws of vicious teeth and small eyes that we all fell to their knees, offering prayers. ” I do not know whether the prayer has helped, but the beast, twice beating the cake, easily swam against the tide, not touching people.
From the book by Olivier Pekka “It was minokao …”: