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Tecoluta, Mexico 1969

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Thirty five tons of something big and dead was found on the beach in Tecoluta, Mexico in March, 1969 and whatever it was, it certainly received a great deal of publicity. The strange carcass's serpent-like body was covered with hard jointed armor.

A 10 foot bone tusk--estimated to weigh a ton--protruded from its head. UPI reported that biologists thought that the creature might have been a narwhal--which has a long tusk--but that after seeing the carcass, "they could not match it with any sea creature known to man."

The international press reported that a prehistoric monster of some sort had been beached and the world awaited further word on the carcass.

A seven-man commission of scientists reported on April 20, 1969 that the monster was a rorqual whale, known as the finback whale, however, that particular explanation fell short of explaining the 1 ton horn and body armor. Not only that, the first group of biologists who thoroughly examined it with the idea that it might be a whale concluded that again; it did not match any sea creature known to man.

Baby Dino?

At right, is an unknown creature (31 inches long) which was found expired near lake Erie and which the discover had stuffed by taxidermist Pete Peterson. More info can be gleaned about this animal from the Creation Evidence Museum

Coelacanth

On , the left is a Coelacanth. This fish was thought to be 400 Million years old --older than the dinosaurs--and to have gone extinct with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago (according to materialists).

Because its fossils looked "prehistoric" and because of its large fins, scientist's had speculated that the large fins evolved into feet and that its decendants eventually walked out of the sea.

That's until it turned up alive in the late 1930's. Since then, many of them have turned up in fish nets in various parts of the world. While science may argue that man and dinosaurs never co-existed, its certain that man and an alledged predecessor of the dinosaur do co-exist.

To make my point a little finer--a classic argument between those who accept creation by God and materialists/evolutionists is whether man and dinosaur co-existed--and here we have man and pre-dinosaur (again according to evolution) co-existing.

For some reason, the supposedly 400 million year old Coelacanth is unchanged/unevolved-yet in much less time man has supposed to have evolved from the apes.

Mysterious Reptile Shot Near San Antonio

What is the mysterious reptile caught in an animal trap in 1997? Chupacabra--as some suggested?, An unknown dinosaur type long thought to be extinct? This photo comes from a video shown on KENS-5 in San Antonio. In November, 1996, a Mexican rancher near San Antonio, Texas, claimed to have captured the chupacabras with a coyote trap - and produced the photographs to prove it. (This story and photos used to be online, but have since become unavailable.)

The rancher had set the trap to capture whatever was killing his goats, chickens, and a donkey. What he caught was something he could not recognize. The creature had strange two-fingered hands, rigid dermal spines along its entire back. It was reportedly five feet long from nose to tail (my recollection) and was quite obviously a reptile.

Allegedly, the body of the strange creature was taken to a major Texas university for identification, although this cannot be verified.

North American Dinosaur Lizard/Mini T-rex

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Stories about various North Anerican dinosaur lizards that walk erect with two weak front legs--and varying in size from one foot to fifteen feet-- abound around places like the Colorado river and the Ozark mountains.

They are variously called the Mini-T-Rex and river dinos. Some have even claimed to have pictures, but they've always been inconclusive,... now, somebody has gone and shot one--and took a picture.

"It was three to four feet long, greenish with black markings on its back, and a yellowish-orange underbelly. It walked on its hind legs, never dragging its tail, its front limbs (I call them limbs because they were more like arms than anything) (like a T=rex?) were smaller in comparison to the back ones and it had four or three

claws."

"Colorado's Mystery Reptile Could Be Mini Dinosaur..... [Original headline: Mystery reptile loose in county?]....

Could the Southwest be home to a mysterious new species of reptile? Nick Sucik, a private researcher from Minnesota, thinks it’s possible. Sucik has been tracking sightings of an elusive lizard-like creature ever since hearing tales of "river dinosaurs" from those involved in the legally sketchy "reptile trade."

The "dino" is said to walk exclusively on its hind legs; to stand about 3 feet tall; and to have armlike appendages instead of forelegs. The reptile usually is seen near a wet environment and moves swiftly, with grace, Sucik said.

Reports of sightings trickled in, first in Pagosa Springs in 1982, then in Pueblo, Sucik said. And, he said, the same thing happened here in Cortez — "But it was kind of unexpected how we heard about it."

An Unsolved Mysteries episode had featured the story of a Cortez couple who had been visiting in Arizona. While there, the couple apparently saw the body of a reptile unlike any they had ever seen before. "It looked like a toy to them," Sucik said, and when they told their tale, "No one took them seriously."

Except, perhaps, for Sucik himself.

In an attempt to follow up on the story, Sucik wrote the Journal and later placed a classified ad, seeking communication from anyone who might have seen the enigmatic reptile. The letter netted a response from Northern California, but the ad brought results from closer to home.

According to Sucik, a woman and her daughter e-mailed him details of a similar sighting that took place in 2001 as they were driving in the Yellow Jacket area.

"Suddenly, this thing runs out. At first, they thought it was a young deer, because of its size," Sucik said. The women described it as having a long neck and skinny legs like a bird. However, it had no feathers and its "arms" seemed to go out of its upright neck rather than its body.

The women estimated that the creature would measure about 5 feet, if stretched from neck to tail. "It looked to them like a cross between a bird and a dinosaur." When they got home, each drew a picture of the creature and realized they had each seen exactly the same thing, he said.

The description matched that of other sightings, and the women happened to have been near an irrigation creek. "Every reference we’ve heard usually affiliates them with water," Sucik said. "That’s where the term ‘River Dino’ comes from."

Sucik discovered it wasn’t the first sighting in the area. In March or April 1996, a local woman said she saw something similar near her home at the Kampark outside Mesa Verde. "I was sitting on the couch, and looked out the front door," the woman, who did not wish to be identified, told the Journal. "I saw something, not a lizard, really, about 3 1/2 feet long and 3 1/2 feet high. It moved very fast. As far as I remember, there were only two legs that seemed to balance it."

She said the creature moved very swiftly, and had a cone-shaped nose and a tail that extended about 2 feet out from its body. It had come from a pond area.

"It was kind of unusual," she said "I didn’t know if I was seeing things, or what. I never had anything like that happen before. "I thought, ‘Maybe it’s someone’s pet’, I wasn’t frightened; I just thought it was unusual."

She checked reference books, but could not find anything similar to what she’d seen. Jeff Thulin of the Reptile Reserve told her it might have been a monitor lizard, however, monitors could not live throughout the winter locally.

Thulin said others have since mentioned that they have seen "a large lizard running around. I don’t know any specifics at all except that it’s large and looks out of place." "It doesn’t match anything," he said of the description. The woman said she has tried to put it out of her mind. "Some people think you’re nuts."

Sucik isn’t sure what people have seen. A lizard, he said, "is a reptile on four legs. These reptiles are always on their hind legs. The only reptile to fit that morphology is a dinosaur — that kind of creates extra interest."

"It’s not strange. It’s like a new species that hasn’t been classified in the area." Sucik said it’s possible the reptile is an escapee from trade in exotic pets. Even so, the description doesn’t match anything known, he said." ....Colorado Newspaper Article

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Morgawr

"Morgawr is a giant sea creature that many people have seen over the years in the Falmouth Bay area of Cornwall. The word 'morgawr' means sea giant in Cornish and it is probably the most famous sea serpent in the world (the Loch Ness Monster is a freshwater creature). Of course, the sea serpent is probably just a legend, isn't it?...

Well, actually many people have seen it over the years, including many fisherman. In 1876, two fisherman caught a sea serpent in their nets in Gerran's Bay. Fifty years later (1926), a similar creature was caught in the nets of some other fishermen. The creature was described as 20 feet long with an eight foot tail, scaly legs and a beak-like head. Then there was a period with few sightings until the 1970's.

In September 1975, Morgawr was spotted off Pendennis Point in Falmouth by a man and a woman out on an evening stroll. They described a hump-backed creature with a long neck, 'stumpy' horns and bristles down its back. Again in 1975, it was spotted in the Helford, near Durgan. Two separate sightings off Rosemullion Head took place in January 1976 (one of which was by two women from London, who no doubt would not even have heard of the legend). It

was described as being 30-40 feet long and looking like a prehistoric creature. Two months later, the Falmouth Packet published some pictures of the Morgawr taken by a local lady." Source:Clare's Cornish Pages

A woman known only as "Mary F." claimed to have sighted Morgawr in February 1976, and she was able to take two photographs (one of which is shown on this page). She submitted the photos anonymously to the local newspaper, the Falmouth Packet, which published them on its front page on March 5, 1976. Mary F. included a note containing the following description of what she had seen:

"It looked like an elephant waving its trunk, but the trunk was a long neck with a small head on the end, like a snake's head. It had humps on the back which moved in a funny way. The color was black or very dark brown, and the skin seemed to be like a sea lion's... the animal frightened me. I would not like to see it any closer. I do not like the way it moved when swimming."

She also indicated that the creature was about 15-18 feet long, and that it was visible only for a few seconds. She apologized for the poor quality of her photography, writing that "The pictures are not very clear because of the sun shining right into the camera and a haze on the water. Also I took them very quickly indeed."

Morgawr 1999: Video footage of a creature swimming in the sea off Gerran's Bay has been captured by local man John Holmes and has confounded experts.

The 49-year-old from Sticker had been filming his wife swimming in the sea when he spotted what he described as a "snake-like" creature.

On Thursday he told BBC Radio Cornwall: "I was filming my wife and had climbed on a rock to admire the view across the bay and I thought I heard a splash.

It appeared bird-like at times but was very uncharacteristic of any diving birds. "A bizarre movement caught my attention about 250 metres off shore and this thing appeared to be standing about one metre above sea level."

Mr Holmes thought he was looking at the fin of a shark or a killer whale at first. "I then saw a snake-like head and neck which appeared to be raised out of the water. I was so shocked by what I saw that I almost fell off the rock. "I screamed to my wife and she climbed out of the water. I only saw it in the water for a brief amount of time."

'Living fossil'

The video was taken in August 1999 but has only just been released by Mr Holmes because he feared he would be ridiculed. Video expert Tim Farrow, of TJF Productions in St Austell, has studied the footage with a forensic scientist and has confirmed that it is "100% genuine".

"This footage has not been doctored in any way," he said. "The images are genuine and the video is genuine. It shows an animal type object in the sea.

'Zoological discovery'

"I don't know what it is but I have never seen anything like this before. There has to be an explanation but at this moment in time, I don't have one." Mr Holmes, who worked for the National History Museum in London for 19 years, has his own theory.

"I have gone through all the text books to try and work out what this may have been and my theory is that it could be a living fossil.

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