appears to be a recent sea serpent sighting. After all, a sea going
anaconda would obviously be a sea serpent and this one appears
smallish for the type. What is important is the locale. This is not
too far from the Sargasso Sea which is the likely habitat of this
creature and where it spends most of its life.
this creature is at home in the deep and rarely breaches. Here it
appears in hot pursuit of something. At least it continues to avoid
will have to wait for our shipping to become quiet before we get
plenty of sightings to add to what was achieved during the age of
sail. In the meantime this all conforms to our expectations. They
operate well in tropical waters and will come close to shore and
likely can come on shore to lay a clutch of eggs in an appropriate
Was This Giant “Monster” Seen Off Sanibel Island?
the southwestern coast of Florida, Sanibel Island is a beautiful
locale with as much history as there is natural beauty to be found.
In modern use since the early 1830s, occupation by Calusa Indians
dates back to as much as 2400 years earlier. Today, 5200 acres of the
island belong to the J.N. Darling National Wildlife Refuge, where
everything from sea life to bobcats and coastal birds continue to
perhaps the wildlife described above is not all that has continued to
thrive around the island.
October of last year, a couple in Florida claim they managed to film
a “monster” while boating off the coast of Sanibel Island, and
though startled by the strange, and very large creature, they managed
to capture some rather exciting footage of it, whatever “it” may
have been. Below is the footage as it appeared online:
follows is the only commentary posted to their YouTube channel
with the video:
the language we use in the clip. We were scared! It’s either a
massive Anaconda or a Sea Monster. What ever came out of that water
scared the life out of my fiance and I.
We were fishing on our boat in the shallow bay area of Sanibel
Island, FL, on October 6th, 2013 when we saw what looked like a bus
speeding through the water. At first we thought we were watching
Manatee swimming which we see all the time but this animal was moving
very fast and looked to be attacking something.
All of a sudden, part of it’s body sprung out of the water and
appeared to have something wrapped up. Then it was gone. We honestly
don’t know what it was but it’s head resembled a sea otter and
the body looked like a
giant 20 plus foot snake. If a cement utility poll was laying down
horizontally, that would be the width and length of this sea
description they give is indeed rather tantalizing. Perhaps one of
the more striking elements, in addition to the large “creature”
observed here is the woman’s reaction at 0:30 into the clip, just
as the “money shot” occurs, and the thing–whatever it is–rolls
out of the water for a moment. It seems that she is exhibiting real
fear as this animal moves close to their boat, and that when they
wrote, “excuse the language” and that “we were scared!”, they
obviously meant it.
was the creature? Again, if the description they gave was accurate,
it tells us several things about this animal that we aren’t able to
discern from the video alone, such as the serpent-like appearance,
and the face
that resembled that of a “sea otter.”
For those with interest in reports of gigantic “sea serpents”,
this creature certainly does bear resemblance to the kinds of
serpentine creatures often reported in our oceans.
an interesting side note for lovers of other varieties of “monsters”,
fans of George A. Romero’s 1985 film Day
of the Dead will
be interested to know that parts of the movie were actually shot on
location nearby in the city of Sanibel, where Romero had a home at
it possible that there is a mystery beast lurking in the waters off
the coast of Florida? While some feel that it is impossible for large
animals like Bigfoot to exist in parts of America (despite a rich
history of purported interactions, and even kidnappings
involving the beast),
marine biologists have noted that more
than 750,000 different
marine species may exist in our oceans, and furthermore, that
minority of these, though still a significant number, could
be large animals.
What Was This Giant “Monster” Seen Off Sanibel Island?