Friday, May 13, 2016

Possible Dinosaur washed up in France, 1934

“Nothing even remotely resembling the sea monster that was washed ashore at Querqueville, two miles west of here has ever been seen in this part of the world.”

According to the article, the sea monster when discovered had been in one piece but the action of the waves and of scavengers soon broke the carcass into several pieces. In the interim however, photographs and measurements had been taken. The creature was measured at twenty five feet.

The article goes on;
“The skin was bluish grey and covered with white hairs. The tail and fins had the same hairy covering but in addition had white bristles described as like those of an elephant. The tail as it was seen yesterday was bifurcated like that of a seal but was far larger and enormously powerful. Two lateral fins at the shoulder seemed almost paddle shaped. The creature had also a dorsal fin. 
What was most remarkable was the neck which was slightly more than three feet long, putting the monster definitely out of the class of whales….”
Details in the article include the fact that the liver was about 15 feet long.

A professor Corbiere who examined the creature said that it was certainly the first creature of its kind to wash ashore there. He opined that he didn’t know that much but was certain that it was unrelated to the Loch Ness creature. He guessed that it was a hyperoodon, (beaked whale) even though they generally don’t have necks.

1 comment:

  1. I would like for the host of river monsters to see this clip and hear what he thinks it may be