Possible video evidence of the Alaskan version of the Loch Ness monster was released Tuesday night during the Discovery Channel special “Hillstranded.”
Star of the special Fisherman Andy Hillstrand from the show “Deadliest Catch,” said that he spotted the animal during filming, according to Discovery News. “We saw a big, long, white thing moving in the water,” said Hillstrand. “We chased it for about 20 minutes. Spray came out of its head.”
Despite reports that the animal might have very well been another ocean creature, Hillstrand doesn’t agree saying, “It was definitely not a shark. A giant eel may be possible, but eels don’t have humps that all move in unison. I’ve never seen anything like it before.”
Former head of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of British Columbia Paul LeBlond, said that the 2009 video is evidence of the creatures existence saying that it, “Adds to its authentication.”
“I am quite impressed with the video,” said LeBlond. “Although it was shot under rainy circumstances in a bouncy ship, it’s very genuine.”
Some have compared the animal to that of the reptile “Caborosaurus.” Other eye witnesses reportedly described the monster as having a long neck, a horse-like head, having big eyes and humps on its back at pertrude out of the water according to Discovery News.
Jim Covel, senior manager of California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium is suspicious of the animal’s existence. “People are working off of sketchy lay observations. We do however, still find species in the oceans, perhaps allowing some to entertain ideas like this, filling in the gaps with their imaginations,” said Covel. “But it really underscores how more scientific exploration is needed.”
The last official sighting of a Cadoborosaurus in 1973 was declared to be a baleen whale but one worker at the whale station James Wukueln, said that it wasn’t the case. “It wasn’t an unborn whale,” said Wukulen.
Hillstrand claims that he is not the only fisherman to have spotted the animal that believes that whales chasing food may be what is causing the mysterious creatures to come close to shore.
Despite the video, LeBlond said there is not going to be an official hunt for the creature saying, “We cannot go out in the ocean poking everywhere but we are always on the lookout for new accounts.”