All four of the articles were published by John Kirk.
The author of the award-winning book In the Domain of the Lake Monsters, John Kirk is one of the world’s leading cryptozoological investigators.
As president of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (BCSCC), John is part of a team of investigators that have searched for cryptids
such as Ogopogo, Sasquatch, Cadborosaurus, black alligators, unknown cameloids, lacustrean cryptids and giant salamanders in the province of British
You can read the rest of his bio here.
This article was published on Cryptomundo on August, 15th, 2010.
Jason Walton, cryptozoologist and head of the current search for recognition and classification of the legendary creature, says video footage of
the creature is set to air next month on the Discovery Channel.
“There’s a guy up in Alaska who filmed about 15 (Cadborosauruses) swimming across an Alaskan Bay,” Walton said, adding that the video was shot
from a boat and is close-up to the subjects.
This next article on the subject was published on Cryptomundo on August, 16th, 2010.
So as to clarify things and end speculation, allow me to tell the readership about this footage. I have seen it and examined it repeatedly for
three hours in May last year and am satisfied that what is in the footage is not a known animal.
The footage was obtained by a Washington state fishing boat captain (his name is known to myself and other cryptozoological investigators who have
looked at the footage) who fishes in Alaskan waters in the summer. He and his two sons were on the deck of their boat when they noticed a herd of dark
coloured creatures with serrated backs being chased down a channel by a pod of beluga whales. They were stunned to see these animals as they
resembled no known animal they had ever seen in their years of fishing.
One of the sons had the presence of mind to go below deck and grab a video camera to film the spectacle before them. When he returned to the deck the
creatures – and there are between ten to fifteen of them including juveniles – had reversed direction and were bearing back up the channel to open
water with the belugas in hot pursuit. A fair amount of this action is caught on videotape.
As the creatures pull level with the boat one is able to see two larger ones protecting what looks like a juvenile from the pursuing belugas. The
serrated backs are clearly visible at times. Then one the creatures turns to look in the general direction of the camera and I must say I was stunned
because it looked like a living breathing version of the famed Naden Harbour carcass obtained in 1937.
A third article was published on August, 19th, 2010.
It is not the greatest footage in the world and certainly not on a par with the Patterson/Gimlin film for clarity. However, it is good enough to
see the salient points that I have mentioned that Paul Leblond and I observed.
It is difficult to estimate the exact number of creatures in the footage. Ten to fifteen seems reasonable from what I could count, on and off,
during my viewing of the footage. It could be less as what we may perceive to be two creatures might be humps of just one creature.
There is another action that I forgot to include which is spouting. It was hard to tell where the spouting came from as far as one of the
creatures is concerned as the camera was a bit fuzzy at this time. It could have been from its mouth or elsewhere, but what is clear is that it
originated from the animal. I have never heard of beluga whales hunting sturgeon, as was the case in this video.
A fourth article was published on August, 20th, 2010.
This will be my last post on this subject until I have further news on when the show will be aired. I have asked the producers for a still from
the footage, but am not expecting they will comply with my request.
I have no trouble saying that the head of one of the Nushagak Bay creatures and the Naden Harbour carcass looked identical. Paul Leblond and I
both spotted this even though we viewed the footage separately.
I do not get the people on this forum that think that this is a hoax. I have been in the cryptozoological community for over 20 years and have been
wary about all sorts of claims and hoaxes. I am only coming forward with this information as I feel fairly confident that there are cryptids in the
Nushagak Bay footage.
There is more information in all the articles if you want to read it.
From reading John Kirk's bio he seems very knowledgable in the area of Cryptozoology.
The footage has not been released as of right now, so its hard to make many observations, but from reading the articles im looking forward to viewing
Here's some information on Cadborosauruses.
"Cadborosaurus willsi", nicknamed Caddy, is an alleged sea serpent reported to be living on the Pacific Coast of North America. Its name is
derived from Cadboro Bay in Victoria, British Columbia, and the Greek root word "saurus" meaning lizard or reptile. Reports describe it as being
similar in form and behavior to various popularly named lake monsters such as "Ogopogo" of Okanagan Lake in British Columbia and to the Loch Ness
Monster of Scotland.
Theres more information in the article if you want to read it.
Any opinions from reading the articles? Could these creatures be Whales? Sturgeons? Cadborosauruses? or another Cryptid?
Ill try and post any other information I can find that relates to the topic and eventually hopefully post the video.
Editing to add information, fix spelling errors and changed the thread title to include a question mark because at this point we cant tell if the
video actually includes Cadborosauruses.
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