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Monday, October 25, 2010


Marcus H has a wild talent: like a hound after truffles, he unearths long lost images of globsters. He recently unearthed trunko. Now he does it again. He writes:

The Tasmanian Globster was a large unidentified mass that washed ashore in Tasmania in August 1960. In 1962 a team of scientists visited the area and got tissue out of it for an analysis. The carcass was later identified as a whale by L.E. Wall what was confirmed through a following electron microscopy analysis of the collagen fibres.

Nice piece of history for those not old enough to see it 1962 on TV (like
myself): http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=83024



Markus said...

This was only a coincidence on my search for another old video of the "pseudo-plesiosaur" of Querqueville. This recently was broadcasted (once again) from Franco-German TV network Arte in a documentation called "Cryptopuzzle (which showed also other interesting pieces for example of Sherlock au Zoo).

Fortunately I also found this video ("Un monstre marin") and I learned that there's also another one ("Le cadavre d'un monstre marin est venu s'echouer sur la plage de Querqueville"). Unfortunately (regarding the second one) there's no preview and I know no documentation it was broadcasted. Unnecessarily to say I would be interested if anyone has further informations.

Markus said...

I forgot to mention that regarding the Tasmanian Globster that I found after the video also one picture.

Markus said...

The user BlackCloud has uploaded an video of the Tasmanian Globster of 1960/1962 to YouTube two years before I found the video presented with this posting. But as it seems nobody with knowledge on Globsters noticed it.