Sea Serpents and Water UFOs

      On the map it says, “here be sea serpents and dragons”, alluding to an unknown, uncharted part of the ocean. The newspapers of “long” ago regularly had these creatures in their pages, and even some those of not that many years ago. Of course, as we have found out in the UFO field, many UFOs are attributable to natural phenomenon or manmade objects, and in like manner back then, many of these observations were of the same. BUT …… what if SOME of the observations were of something else? What if these descriptions, given the knowledge of the times, were quite different than what was actually observed? Our problem here is that the witnesses are gone, the paper that published it is probably gone, and who knows what the article that was published represents? Fill or fact?

       In doing some reading about sea serpents, I was “nudged” uncomfortably by the sentences that brought to mind, not an animal or fish, but what I had come to see as physical observations of a craft. One only has to understand that the technology of then and now, forces us NOW, to think along the lines of THEN, in order to comprehend the similar views with different perspective on the event.

      In the following texts, I will put the cases that come closest to being that case of mistaken identity, as I see it, with explanations of why I think it might belong to the water UFO field.

List of Reports




Column contents as indicated by the following letters
A - Date of sighting (MM-DD-YEAR)
B - Status column. Single letter or symbol. "C" Controversy, "D" Validity Doubtful, "E" Date Error, "H" Proven Hoax,
     "M" Misidentification, "N" Not water-related but shown as such, "U" Unknown, "X" No UFO seen/Text not entered
C - Location of sighting
D - Source of this article.
E - The letter "O" in this column will indicate that the reference is the Original. The letter "S" will indicate that this is a

Secondary source. The letter "N" will indicate that the source is Needed.

F - Specific location of a constructed group of cases :
10-28-1902 Ship - Fort Salisbury, Gulf of Guinea, Africa The Complete Books of Charles Fort, pp. 642-3, 1974 S 19
03-12-1908 Atlantic Ocean heading north from Jamaica Oakland [California] Tribune, March 28, 1908 O 19
SM-??-1918 Skogshamn in Dyrøy, Norway Vi Menn [Oslo, Norway], July 15, 1964, page 2. O 19
08-16-1934 Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda Port Arthur [Texas] News, August 16, 1934 O 19
07-??-1937 Kootenay Lake, British Columbia, Canada e-mail to UFO UpDates dated 04 Dec 2012. S 19