New eyes sometimes see new things. Despite speculations, theories, thoughts, rumors, ideas, hypotheses, and claims, this longest standing mystery at Loren Coleman’s Cryptomundo.com has never been fully solved.
The Mystery Fish postcard, first noted on November 29, 2005 at Cryptomundo has never been identified as to exact location or species. New people sometimes have new ideas. Lots of new readers may not be familiar with this Cryptomundo mystery.
Is there a Cryptid Chronicles reader out there that can help?
The men in the picture look like military servicemen. They have been tentatively identified (from their belt buckets and hats) as US Marines in pre-1920s uniforms. Are they pre-World War I?
The surroundings appear as if this photograph was taken on a beach or island. The location has been tentatively identified as the Pacific, maybe the Philippines.
The fish seems to be over six feet long (notice the standard military stretcher lying under the cryptid). How long is a WWI-era stretcher?
Where are the fins on this cryptid, if it is a fish? If it is a giant salamander, then is this Japan or China? If it is a constructed fake, doesn’t it look rather too unbelievable to be taken seriously? What is it?
There is nothing on the back of this postcard, except it should be noted that the “Place Stamp Here” box is formed by the letters AZO, which according to the comments below date this card. All the AZO triangles are pointing upward, thus indicating a date for this postcard of 1904-18. It was contributed by a reader (Ms. Phyllis Mancz of Ohio) of Loren’s Cryptozoo News blog at Cryptomundo. Source is here cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/mystery-fish11/
Send in a comment if you can enhance the knowledge of the surroundings, help solve the mystery, or know what this cryptid might be.
I’ve heard it being called a shark, specifically a skinned or rotted shark… Some people have gone so far to identify it as a skinned Tiger Shark.. It doesn’t look like a shark to me, though.
Here is a photo of a dead Tiger Shark for your comparison:
Cryptid Chronicles readers, what do YOU think??
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