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Mystery 'sea serpent' filmed in Tynemouth

Posted on Tuesday, 4 September, 2018 | Comment icon 30 comments

What manner of creature is this ? Image Credit: YouTube / Kevin Burton
A video showing an unidentified animal moving through the water near the shoreline has emerged online.
The footage, which was recorded by local resident Kevin Burton near the North Pier in Tynemouth, England earlier this summer, shows a strange eel-like creature in a shallow tidal pool.

"Good morning everyone, a nice warm morning sitting on the north side at the start of the North Pier in Tynemouth with my morning coffee, on my way to this side of the pier at low tide," he wrote.

"I think I witnessed the first [sighting] of the Loch Ness Monster outside of Scotland."

Social media users have since been speculating over what the creature in the video might be.

One popular suggestion is that it is an oarfish - a creature that has itself been associated with tales of 'sea serpents' due to its extraordinarily long length and distinctive snake-like appearance.

Others however are more skeptical, suggesting instead that it is little more than a piece of debris.

Source: Chonicle Live | Comments (30)

Tags: Sea Creature, Tynemouth

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #21 Posted by qxcontinuum on 6 September, 2018, 3:19
Clearly an animal since the sea is calm and there are no waves who could cover and uncover the object. However if I look in parallel with the shores I do not see the object to be moving at all
Comment icon #22 Posted by John Allanson on 6 September, 2018, 9:09
It's Oarweed flapping about at the turn of the tide. Clearly ALIVE cos it's oarweed.
Comment icon #23 Posted by oldrover on 6 September, 2018, 15:22
Very good. 
Comment icon #24 Posted by TripGun on 6 September, 2018, 18:17
Did I win? 
Comment icon #25 Posted by Iilaa'mpuul'xem on 6 September, 2018, 18:26
I spent many a holiday on the Isle of Mull and many a hour stood on the edge of the shore or rocks fishing for dinner.. and the many times a saw this type of thing has the tide was coming in was coming in, and may times i had to second glance and once or twice took a step back when I thought it was some kind of sea monster... only to see it was see weed moving has the tide rolled in... not to mention the amount of lures I lost getting caught in it has a reeled in.. 
Comment icon #26 Posted by Carlos Allende on 6 September, 2018, 18:54
Comment icon #27 Posted by smokeycat on 6 September, 2018, 22:29
Looks like one of those rubber mats that they use to launch boats off the beach. Is there a sailing club nearby?
Comment icon #28 Posted by seanjo on 7 September, 2018, 7:44
Eels are fish!
Comment icon #29 Posted by seanjo on 7 September, 2018, 7:47
You may be right, having just looked it up, BUT, they live in temperate to tropical waters apparently; the Tyne is in no way tropical but may be close to temperate.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Kingbadger2 on 10 September, 2018, 17:03
It looks like an eel to me too. Odd place for it to be tho they're usually in deeper waters around here atleast. Possibly sick or injured hence the odd behaviour.

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