Caddy, the Alaskan Nessie?
– – There’s a monster in Alaska…and no, I do not speak of Sarah Palin! I even dislike the term, “monster,” for its negative connotations. But in the North Pacific a 2009 video captures a 20- to 30-foot long unknown creature. The footage, black and white video, was taken by fishermen on a rainy day with (- -what else?) a shaky camera.
One eyewitness, none less than Andy Hillstrand of the Deadliest Catch reality tv show, describes the creature as a “big, long white thing moving in the water.” Spray came out of the creature’s head, and the fishermen chased it for twenty minutes. Described as “definitely not a shark,” the cryptid was unlike anything that the men had seen before.
This Nessie-like aquatic animal hails from the Cadboro Bay in British Columbia, and is accordingly called “Caddy” for short. It is further described as having a long neck, a horse-like head, large eyes, and back bumps that stick out of the water. No newcomer, reports of such a creature have circulated for 200 years. In 1937, scientists thought that they might have uncovered physical evidence of Caddy when what was thought to be a sea serpent was found inside the stomach of a whale.
Alternative identities of the sightings have made mention of the Beluga whale, an oarfish, or a ribbon fish. In any case, be wary of large, blurry monsters running rampant on the land and seas! And would someone with a high-definition camera please get out there?!