Guide to Patagonia's Monsters & Mysterious beings

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Friday, May 28, 2010

The Royal Navy does not believe in sea monsters

Another blow for those (like me) who would like cryptozoology to become a "real" scientific discipline; according to an article in the Telegraph [1] It seems that the British Royal Navy does not keep any centralized files on "sea monsters". It appears that they do not consider it worth while.

A marine biologist inquired whether the Ministry of Defence held records about "abnormally large or dangerous sea monsters hundreds of metres under the sea" that had not been revealed to the public.

In reply an official wrote: "The RN (Royal Navy), and MoD in general, does not maintain any form of central repository of information purely devoted to sea monsters...

There are records of course, but they are kept at different locations. This is in sharp contrast with what the MoD did regarding UFOs, where they did have a central repository with all the sightings.

Strange criteria, filing the UFO stuff but not the cryptozoological ones.

Anyway, the article mentions some sightings close to Saint Helen's Island in the South Atlantic, which may be of interest. Alas, no hope for us in Argentina to check a centralized archive on strange sightings along our Patagonian shores.


[1] Royal Navy 'does not keep sea monster sighting archive. Telegraph. 16.05.2010.

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