Plesiosaur Sightings

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Plesiosaur Sightings

Unread post by Searcher » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:23 am

It may surprise a lot people to hear about the extent of Plesiosaur sightings in the oceans around Australia. I have saved some newspaper clippings (shown below) from the daily press in the 80’s that state there have been over 40 reported sightings in south-west Victorian waters over the past few years.

One report by fisherman off Warrnambool said a 20 metre long animal kept pace with their fishing boat while it was under full power. They described it as having a large snake like head with a two foot thick neck, a motley coloured scaly body and two sets of flippers about 10 feet long.

There have also been many reports over the years of long necked creatures in the Hawkesbury River in NSW. It is thought these marine dwellers travel upriver from the ocean.

As these animals have probably been around for many thousands of years, it is not a huge stretch of the imagination to think some these river sightings could have contributed to the legend of the famous Bunyip.
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Unread post by ChrisV » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:52 pm

Interesting read.....

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Unread post by Searcher » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:44 am

Here's a couple more newspaper clippings on Plesiosaur sightings. The Darwin Police Sergeant encounter gets my attention. It was a long duration sighting (20 mins) and there were five witnesses.
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Unread post by Gavin » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:27 pm

I have read of sightings off Bribie Island & the mouth of the Caboolture River. I can't recall the dates I think it was in the '50s.
Every 10 yrs or so someone will see a 'crocodile' off the Bribie jetty. They're normally lambasted in the local paper and it's quickly forgotten.

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