Hook Island Sea Monster
The infamous Hook Island monster photograph of 1964 depicts a long, tadpole-like creature snaking throughout Stonehaven Bay. The photographer, Robert Le Serrec, claimed to have spotted the creature on vacation with his family and snapped off a series of inconclusive pictures, even diving below the surface to see the beast face-to-face. Thinking it was dead, the curious diver approached the figure, which opened its mouth and purportedly scurried off. With Le Serrec’s alleged history as a con man, many are quick to debunk the image, with the most popular theory being that it was created by using a black tarp held down by sand. Le Serrec never confirmed nor denied the truth behind the image, leaving the mystery of the Hook Island sea monster to largely remain unsolved.