Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cryptid Sea Creature in Georgia?

Did you know that 50-80% of life on Earth is in the sea? There have been some remarkable and creepy finds down deep.

We all know Nessie at Loch Ness, but how about some lesser known potential cryptids in the waterways and oceans around the world?

Altamaha-ha or Altie: A Georgia swamp legendary critter in the Altamaha River. This was described by Tribes before the settlers even arrived as a snake-like creature that hissed and bellowed.

The town of Darien likes to boast it has the most sightings.

It's been accepted by most that this "creature" is actually a manatee.

Sea creatures are admittedly easy to misidentify since we either see them above water or below in a murky context. There are plenty of creatures we have yet to find in the sea, but more than likely those in our well-fished waterways have all been discovered.


  1. I've actually got sea monsters on the brain at the moment because I'm watching the television series 'Surface' on DVD.

  2. To be honest they still look like monsters.

  3. In Georgia?? Never heard of this. lol.

  4. Attack Manatee from the Deep...**SNORT**

    That's all I got.

  5. Yep, that one's on my "check out" list! I've got my own theories regarding possible misidentifications, but maybe, just maybe, there's something undiscovered there! But I think I need a bigger boat...

  6. I want to hear about it, BG. I do hope you're going back to blogging. We seriously need a monster hunter (who has a published book--hint hint).

  7. Sea creature???!!! I don't believe in these stuff and I totally agree that it's a Manatee.

  8. Check out some other cryptids on the new Destination America show MONSTERS UNDERGROUND. The show will premier on Friday August 22nd at 10/9c.
    Episodes will feature the Aswang, Mapinguari, Subterralien, Olitiau, and more.

  9. Who can I talk to about seeing this creature? I have seen it twice in the Back River, Tybee Island, GA. Trust me folks...this is no manatee.

    1. You might check here. I think there are some locals who study it - called "Altie"