- that in the previous year he and his family came across and photographed a huge, greyish, tadpole-like 'sea monster' in a shallow bay just off of Hook Island, Queensland, Australia.
Fact or Fiction? You Decide!
Fact or Fiction?
While crossing a lagoon/bay off the coast of Hook Island, via motorboat on 12th December, 1964, with his family and a friend from the mainland, a strange dark shape was seen on the floor of the bay, and the crew all observed a large tadpole-shaped creature, apparently partially buried in the sand. Estimating it to be at least 30ft long, a quck succession of photographs were taken, while gradually getting closer to the leviathan.
This is one of a number of famous photographs taken by people all over the world within the last 50-60 years,and is one of the more controversial and speculative that have done the rounds on the Internet. Many believe these days that the picture is a modern picture made with the use of Photoshop, however it is in fact a very much circulated and well known photo that has been discussed and debated for decades by biologists and cryptozoologists the world over. In fact, Bernard Heuvelmans and Ivan T. Sanderson are among the many researchers who investigated and researched the story, and both have concluded, among others, that the story and the actual creature are, quite possibly, hoaxes.
While this picture, and the others in the series taken by Robert Le Serrec in 1964 may be easily explained as an elaborate hoax, there are some who wonder
Was a sea monster captured in these photos?
Maybe its an outright hoax, something placed to look like a monster?
Or maybe something else entirely?
Fact or Fiction, you decide!