posted on Jan, 3 2007 @ 05:56 AM
Originally posted by Dragonoligist Zac
I heard that there were some sightings of sea serpents near the Scandanavia area. What do you think?
I was researching this a couple of years back, and yes it seems like there's been lots and lots of these sightings up through the ages. Some are
brushed off as myth and folklore, while some have been attributed to huge sea-eels. I saw some pictures of these and they do get very big! I'm from
an island, and we have long fishing traditions, so I've heard a story or two to say the least. The huge eels are known and I remember my father
telling me that if we ever catch one we were to cut it loose while it was still in the water and never ever drag it onto the boat. They grow to
several meters and can easily drown people and capsize smaller boats. This is in saltwater though... I spent a year fishing eel and they are
incredible creatures, being able to spend days on land while crossing from one lake/river to another. Very slippery things
Edited to add that my grandfather also told two stories of seeing huge, dark serpent-like creatures while out fishing, where one was collaborated by
my grandmother. Hoever he told a lot of crazy stories, so I'm not putting that much into it. I'm just registering that it's a very common story
among fishermen and others who live by seas or lakes.
[edit on 3-1-2007 by DrLeary]