Creatures, Myths & Legends
Hunt is on for sea monster in Humber River
By T.K. Randall
September 11, 2016 · 47 comments
Is there a creature lurking in the Humber ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Andy Beecroft
A new campaign has been launched in England in an attempt to track down the elusive 'Humber Monster'.
Sightings of a large aquatic creature in the Humber River - which has been described as a large 'oddly shaped' beast with a 'gargantuan head' - have been reported as far back as the 1920s.
Now after years of unconfirmed reports and inconclusive photographs, historian Mike Covell, who heads up the Humber Monster Watch group, has organized a series of patrols along the river in a renewed effort to solve the mystery of the enigmatic denizen once and for all.
"Throughout the 1920s, trawlermen from Hull had reported strange sightings of a creature in the Humber and the North Sea," he said. "In 1923, a Hornsea school teacher was swimming off the coast when he was attacked by an unknown sea creature."
Another famous sighting of the monster occurred in 1934 when Thomas Atkinson and his family spotted a large black creature in the water with "eyes the size of portholes."
Whether Covell and his team will find anything in the river now however remains to be seen.
Source: IB Times
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