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Canvey Island Sea Monsters

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November 1954, Canvey Island, Essex. A couple of the Island's local residents are taking a stroll along the beach taking in some fresh sea air. Looking down along the shore they spot something strange lying on the beach........

Upon closer examination what they had found appeared very strange indeed. It had a marine like appearance but with the addition of what looked like legs and toes! They contacted the local police, who in turn called in two zoologists.


The zoologists confirmed that the creature did indeed appear to be bipedal, having two legs each terminating in feet complete with five toes each. The creature would have stood about two and a half feet tall. The creature also had two large eyes, teeth and gills. The skin was quite thick and reddish - brown in colour. Photographs were taken and the remains were then incinerated! the zoologists were unable to positively identify the species.


That would have been the end of this short story but nine months later....


In November 1955, Reverend Joseph Overs was walking along the same stretch of beach, where the first creature was found. He was amazed to discover a further creature. This find was much the same as the other creature except this one was larger standing approximately four feet high. Otherwise much the same, same eyes, gills, teeth, legs, feet and toes. Unfortunately not much more is known about this second discovery and that is where the trail ends.


Neither of these creatures origins was ever identified.


A few questions do spring to mind though;


If the zoologists photographed these creatures, why was I unable to find a single photo during my research for this story?


Why would the bodies have been disposed of, without first being identified?


Why could I find so little documented evidence in both cases, especially the second?





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  • Comment Link Brooke Harris Thursday, 19 April 2012 07:40 posted by Brooke Harris

    The picture is on M g I d
    10 creepiest creatures More than 1000 years old. Hope that helps.... I was intrigued by the story as I'm from canvey island and wanted to know more.


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