Does Alaska have a Loch Ness monster? Video of a possible beast was aired Tuesday night on the Discovery Channel on ″Alaskan Monster Hunt: Hillstranded″ shot in 2009 by Andy Hillstrand of the Rality-TV series, :Deadliest Catch.″ The video shows what appears to be several humps moving along the surface. Towards the end of the video, what looks like a head pops up.
Andy Hillstrand says it was ″a big, long white thing moving in the water. We chased it for about 20 minutes. Spray came out of its head. It was definitely not a shark. I′ve never seen anything like it before.″ The creature is being called a Cadborosaurus, as it appears to be very similar to another North Pacific sea monster that has been sighted many times since the 1930s in Cadboro Bay in British Columbia.
Naturally, scientists disagree about what the creature may be. Possible candidates are the rare Frill shark, a very large eel or some other fish that may be more common in the deep waters and rarely seen on the surface. But Paul LeBlond, a cryptozoologist and former head of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of British Columbia is more optimistic. ″It must be a mammal or reptile, since it oscillates up and down in a vertical plain, which eliminates sideways-oscillating fish.″
The Alaska Loch Ness Monster video caused quite a stir since aired Tuesday night on the Discovery Channel. Andy Hillstrand, formerly of the hit Reality-TV series ″Deadliest Catch″, has his own series now, ″Hillstranded.″ Tuesday night′s premier episode featuring the video was called ″Alaskan Monster Hunt: Hillstranded.″ The video was filmed in 2009 by an Alaskan fisherman. So it is real? Or is it just a giant shrimp searching for a treadmill?