Footage shot in 2009 by Alaska fisherman will be shown publicly on a new Discovery Channel special this coming Tuesday in the evening. It supposedly shows a large reptile about twenty feet long moving in the water. If it is actually an animal in the video it might just be a frilled shark.
Frilled sharks resemble what people believe is a ‘sea serpent,’ leading some people to posit that the individuals who spot them are unaware of their existence, and leap to the conclusion they are seeing a sea serpent or monster.
“Garman, and numerous authors since, have advanced the frilled shark as an explanation for sea serpent sightings.”
Frilled sharks usually stay near the bottom of the ocean, and might not ever have been sighted in Alaskan waters, but they have been documented as far north as Norway.
Still, these ‘sea monster’ sightings could be nothing more than illusions, or a psychological projection. Carl Jung studied UFOs not as real phenomenon, but rather as the content of the human mind projected on to reality and then believed to be real.
“In the threatening situation of the world today, when people are beginning to see that everything is at stake, the projection-creating fantasy soars beyond the realm of earthly organizations and powers into the heavens, into interstellar space, where the rulers of human fate, the gods, once had their abode in the planets.” (Source: Tekgnostics.com)
One might say the belief in various monsters such as Big Foot (Sasquatch), chupacabras, the Loch Ness Monster and so forth is an indication of how active our fear and imagination are, and not a reference to anything in reality.
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