Looking Back: Do my eyes deceive me ? A Seaweed Monster ?

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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.

Genuine photograph taken by a crewman aboard a ship targeted by the Seaweed Monsters.

Genuine photograph taken by a crewman aboard a ship targeted by the Seaweed Monsters.

For more information about Seaweed, feel free to look here

  

Looking Back: See the Sea Devil !

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Looking back at some of the previous events in the Library’s history is as captivating and astounding as hearing about the new and present exploits of the curators. Here we look back at how one dog owner manipulated his pooch’s friendship with an apparent Sea Monster…

In 1956 the Library was informed of a man in Boston claiming to have control of the behaviour of a “Sea Monster”. Not only that but the man in question; one Mr. Birdtooth-Eyecaptain, was charging the public to view it. The Curator sent out to Boston was amazed at the actualities of the information. Arriving at the Boston Lake one Saturday afternoon to find crowds already gathering and forming cues around Mr Birdtooth’s stall.

There the Curator witnessed paying members of the public have the apparent Sea Monsters arms/legs draped around there neck or shoulder or sometimes even a ladies waist. Then pose for a photo. The actions amazed the Curator and library record show how the public’s lack of fear was at crucial levels of denial. When the public intrigue died down for the day, the curator approached the stall and asked Mr Birdtooth-EyeCaptain for a private viewing. (Many claim these events were used as influence in parts of the edited Library documentary, The Elephant Man.) In this private showing it is said Mr. Birdtooth’s dog would bark twice, and then two tentacles would emerge from the lake. The curator immediately recognised these tentacles to be those of the sea monster; Harropoon. Who’s legend of killing sea man around the world has led to many of them carrying a weapon on board their ships known as, the Harpoon.

Harropoon’s being in Boston was a surprise to the Curator and to Library experts to this day, his voluntary interactions with human kind also remain a source of bafflement. Harropoon was taken to the Library where he remains to this day, in captivity.

Aquatic Monster

1956 Harropoon and the dog who was said to control him.