As is the case with several other so called sea monsters, the Kodiak Dinosaur is not so much a single cryptozoological animal, but rather one single encounter with a yet unidentified anomaly. In 1969, a shrimp boat known as the Mylark was reported to have been fitted with a top of the line, state of the art, electronic detector in order to map the ocean floor in an area known as the Raspberry Straight, off the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska.
This, supposedly fool proof device, was functioning perfectly when one of the operators noticed an anomaly about 330 feet below the surface. The object which appeared on the display screen appeared to be roughly 200 feet long and looked as if it was swimming. Realizing the significance of this reading the men were able to capture an image of this reading which was described as a very large, obviously animate, dinosaur like, marine animal. Unfortunately the image of this reading could not be found at this time.
Skeptics quickly concluded that this anomaly was nothing more than a whale, however the seasoned fisherman who were operating the electronic equipment insisted that what was picked up on the detector was in no way, shape or form any species of whale or any other indigenous aquatic creature known to live in the regions.
Although no real scientific theory has been giving to explain this particular anomaly, noted cryptozoologist Dr. Roy P. Mackal is a supporter of his own theory that there are still pods of ancient cetaceans swimming off the Pacific coastline. Mackal has suggested in the past that these creatures, which are known as Basilosaurus, may be responsible for sightings of strange creatures in the world’s Oceans. Could these creatures explain the strange anomaly witnessed by the shrimp boat crew that day in 1969? We may never really know the answer to that question.
There is currently no physical evidence to explain the strange reading picked up by the Mylark that day in 1969.
In 1969, crewmembers on the Mylark picked up strange readings of a 200 foot long animate object swimming in the waters near Kodiak Island, Alaska.
The Stats– (Where applicable)
• Classification: Sea Monster
• Size: 200 feet in length
• Weight: Unknown
• Diet: Unknown
• Location: Near Kodiak Island, Alaska
• Movement: Swimming
• Environment: Deep cold water ocean