Was it an unknown marine monster that raised its head above the surface of the River Mersey in England on May 25? And what was the mysterious 7-foot-long creature that washed ashore near New York's famous Brooklyn Bridge on May 21?
Creature sightings, like UFOs, certainly create a sense of wonder and excitement -- until they're actually identified, stripping away the sense of something truly unexplained.
First, let's look at the "Mersey monster," so called because it was photographed by Mark Harrison as it broke the River Mersey surface near Seacombe Ferry.
"At first, I thought it was a seal," Harrison told the Liverpool Echo.
"Then it disappeared under the water for a few minutes, coming back up further upstream and quite a bit closer," Harrison recalled. (Read more...)