Video appears to show mysterious ‘ice monster’ in Alaska river


spaminator
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Video appears to show mysterious ‘ice monster’ in Alaska river
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First posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 11:25 AM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 11:34 AM EDT
A video that appears to show an “ice monster” swimming in the waters of Alaska’s Chena River has sparked interest from around the world.
When Fairbanks Bureau of Land Management public affairs specialist Craig McCaa made one of his many trips to the banks of the river to photograph the changing seasons in October, he was shocked to see a long creature — experts estimate 12-15 feet — snaking through the top of the water.
He captured the thing on video and posted it on the bureau’s Facebook page (external - login to view). Since then, the Internet has blown up with theories about what it might be — from an unusual sturgeon or some kind of cold-water shark to a Loch Ness-type monster.
“It never fully revealed itself,” McCaa said in an interview with the Alaska Dispatch News (external - login to view). “I initially thought, and several people thought, it could be some rope that snagged on the bottom of the river with chunks of ice. Other people have mentioned everything from sea monster to giant sturgeon.”
The original video (external - login to view) has been viewed more than 850,000 times on Facebook alone.
An 'ice monster' appears to be swimming in the waters of the Chena River in Alaska. (Screen Capture)

facebook.com/BLMAlaska/videos/1198625086863631 (external - login to view)
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taxslave
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Sara Palin out for a swim?
 
Danbones
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bridge to nowhere
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Sara Palin out for a swim?

No. It's an ice monster.
 
bill barilko
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It's a busted up Cottonwood tree drifting downstream.
 
selfsame
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilkoView Post

It's a busted up Cottonwood tree drifting downstream.

Almost.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilkoView Post

It's a busted up Cottonwood tree drifting downstream.

I hear they are popular trees.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I hear they are popular trees.

Love cottonwoods . There's a little town in Arizona by that name. If you drive down by the Verde River it is flanked by thousands of cottonwoods. On a windy day the shimmering leaves which are green on one side and kind of silver on the other are beautiful. Could sit on the riverbank all day and just enjoy those trees.
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I hear they are popular trees.

That's aspen a lot...

Quote: Originally Posted by selfsameView Post

Almost.

 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnnyView Post

That's aspen a lot...

Gee whiz, that made quiver.
 
gerryh
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it's rope
 
petros
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Rope? How so?
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Rope? How so?



full screen, HD, you can see it.
 
petros
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Ice freezing to rope or just rope?
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Ice freezing to rope or just rope?



Ice freezing to rope.
 
petros
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Makes sense.
 
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