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Mystery 'creature' spotted in New Zealand bay

By T.K. Randall
December 15, 2014 · Comment icon 58 comments



Witehira does not believe that the wake was caused by a boat. Image Credit: Google Earth
A large unexplained wake in the water off Oke Bay was spotted on a Google Maps satellite image.
Engineer Pita Witehira had been using the online service to research locations for a holiday home when he spotted a strange snake-like wake in the sea off Oke Bay in the Far North District of New Zealand's North Island.

After studying the image Witehira concluded that the wake, which he claims doesn't match that of a boat, may have been left by some sort of large creature measuring 12m in length.

"We have some property near Oke Bay and Iím about to build a beach chalet up there, I zoomed down and found that," he said. "Itís way too wide for a shark and way too long."

"Itís got to have a lot of weight under the water to create that kind of drag."

Source: Mail Online | Comments (58)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #49 Posted by ancient astronaut 8 years ago
I think you nailed it. But the Cryptoheads will still say otherwise I'm sure.
Comment icon #50 Posted by dazdillinjah 8 years ago
This proves to me, how few of you understand what living off the sea ..plus even visiting the sea is like.. no 'sailing vessel' can sustain such a wake ..any 'motorized vessel' doesnt make such a wake either..but 'motorized vessels' chop up the water immediately behind them & that feature is easily distinguishable. The most ridiculous suggestion was "this is a sand bank - which a small vessel has clearly sailed over it"
Comment icon #51 Posted by dazdillinjah 8 years ago
Ive seen many Whales & Sharks its neither of these ..but as a person used to the Sea, when you see a froth on the surface of the water that doesnt have the features of the ordinary waves..its a sign of a school of fish being chased. Whatever this creature is..its head is smack in the middle of a school of fish & its simply 'having a feed' and I believe its alot longer than the 12 meters plus that Mr Witehira claimed
Comment icon #52 Posted by dazdillinjah 8 years ago
close to most stupid comments are "its the wind" LMAO and "its just a Dinghy" whoever made these 2 comments 'PLEASE' Dont leave the City
Comment icon #53 Posted by DieChecker 8 years ago
Ive seen many Whales & Sharks its neither of these ..but as a person used to the Sea, when you see a froth on the surface of the water that doesnt have the features of the ordinary waves..its a sign of a school of fish being chased. Whatever this creature is..its head is smack in the middle of a school of fish & its simply 'having a feed' and I believe its alot longer than the 12 meters plus that Mr Witehira claimed So do you believe that the whole kilometer long shadowy line in the water is an Animal of some kind? How much fish per day would a kilometer long animal need to eat? How co... [More]
Comment icon #54 Posted by dazdillinjah 8 years ago
Tbh No .. lol, Id just back the most logical reason.. Its (object in questions) only 'Channell' in these adjoining 2 Bays ..its just a pic of the outgowing tide at the right moment {nice marketing )
Comment icon #55 Posted by dazdillinjah 8 years ago
Actually, it says it's a bay, not a lake. So I have to wonder if this isn't some sort of radical tide change event that maybe only happens once a month or possibly a couple times a year. It happens roughly 2x a day (its the outgoing tide and a creative photographer) ..Its the only channell
Comment icon #56 Posted by Use your brain 8 years ago
Tbh No .. lol, Id just back the most logical reason.. Its (object in questions) only 'Channell' in these adjoining 2 Bays ..its just a pic of the outgowing tide at the right moment {nice marketing ) Ok speaking of being logical. Do you notice how the wake does not appear in front of the boat? If this was the tide as you think it is, I'm guessing you think the boat in the picture is just a rock ( or something of the sort ) so this should not stop the tide. The darker line you see inbetween the wake is where the prop was kicking and stirred up the water. This is either some sort of big fishing b... [More]
Comment icon #57 Posted by Honor and truth 8 years ago
I don't know what it is, but it's definitely organic in nature. Maybe we're looking at what some people call the "Loch Ness monster" A.K.A a dinosaur thought to be extinct.
Comment icon #58 Posted by TheKarateKid 8 years ago
Its a boat. Go to Google Earth and zoom in. You can see a small speedboat and im guessing the black swirl is where the sediment has been moved by the propellers. Monster? Yeah whatever!


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