Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Durban monster of 1923

Cryptomundo republished an old account of a most singular creature. The monster, apparently first noticed attacking two whales, is described thusly:
He measured it and found it was 47 feet long with a tail 10 feet long and 2 feet wide and, instead of a head, a trunk like an elephant’s, 5 feet long and 14 inches in diameter, but resembling a pig’s snout at the end. The monster was entirely covered with snow-white hair 10 inches long.
To which one can only say, "Hell of a thing."

Canby Depot Museum