Looking back at some of the previous events in the Libraries history is as captivating and astounding as hearing about the new and present exploits of the curators. Here we look back at the San Franciscan Seaweed Monster, and the curious case of the missing ships captains. In 1954 following the release of the Universal Monsters Documentary; The Creature from the Black Lagoon. There was a steep rise in the number of reports to police and coast guards regarding Sea Monster sightings and attacks.
The Press called it a phase, an over reaction. The Police dismissed reports as mass hysteria caused by the film they had seen.
(If you would like to witness the original documentary footage of the investigation into the Creature from the Black Lagoon you can do so by clicking over there >> WATCH HERE )
But despite the supposed sightings and attacks being dismissed as fake, they continued to take place, and in San Francisco things began to take a bizarre twist.
In 1954 two years following the initial release of the Creature from the… The Library of Living Monsters was alerted to the suspicious disappearances of a number of sea captains in the San Franciscan bay area. The reports stated that for the past 3 months, all boats going through the area carrying cargo over a certain weight, had ended up washed up on the shores of the bay, the captain of the ship missing and crew crying madness about a Seaweed fiend.
Of course the library investigated, and the curators traveled to the bay area to examine the case. There our old records show that the curators of our library discovered not one but two Seaweed Monsters hiding out in the depths of the bay. Not only that, but inside there cavernous layer of evil seaweed, the held captive over 56 sea captains. Their reason for doing this ? They had none.
To this day those two Seaweed Monsters sit in silence in the Library walls, refusing to shed any light on their crimes. But for now at least we know that the San Franciscan Bay is safe for all sea captains to pass through, no matter their cargo.
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