START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

‘Loch Ness Monster’ Sighting in Alaska

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:

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.

Image Credit: StaraBlazkova

Related Links

Read more: Less Common Pets, Pets, Wildlife

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love


+ add your own
3:48PM PST on Dec 7, 2011

Cool! They thing loch ness is a sturgeon, though.

3:14PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:46PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

ok frilled shark still monstorous looking! People believe what they want and hope to see. whose to say these creatures have not been seen anyyhow??

1:57PM PDT on Oct 1, 2011

Cool looking creature...I wish it were still alive, though. =(

9:39AM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

Frilled sharks are creepy!!

11:06AM PDT on Sep 10, 2011


9:55AM PDT on Aug 24, 2011

LOL =)

10:57AM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

The loch ness monster is in scotland, not alaska.
It looks like a frilled shark, than plesiosaurs.

10:54AM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

The loch ness monster is in scotland, not alaska.
It looks like a frilled shark, than plesiosaurs.

7:35PM PDT on Aug 20, 2011

How awesome it would be....

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Thank you for this informative topic. The saying " You can't teach an old dog new tricks" is of cour…

Please be very careful when having rabbits neutered. We had a wonderful big rescue bunny named Thum…

And we thought kangaroo's pouches were clever...

If they do it in the US the cattle will still be on factory farms, just eating organic corn to fatte…

@ the following Decobecq B. Ann F. and such people who talk about something being sensible or legal.…


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!