Sunday, June 5, 2011
Additional frames from our video added to photo page
We just added two more frames from our video to our Photos and Drawings page. We also added a version of both frames with
the contrast darkened and an enlargement of both frames with the contrast darkened. We also added the first 2/25/87 photo
which was taken through the car's front windshield of the baby's head. We also added the original untouched photo we took
on 2/25/87 of the head and a portion of the body of the adult animal that was near the buoy. We also added the original untouched
12/26/86 photo of the head of one of the animals with an arch behind it.
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Friday, January 7, 2011
AnimalX interview with us
AnimalX recently posted on youtube the episode entitled "Monsters of the Deep" which includes an interview with
us about our sightings and a portion of our January 26, 2004 video. the address is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODcUE1080XE
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Saturday, August 1, 2009
NEW EYEWITNESS OF SF SEA SERPENT IN SF BAY!
We have been contacted by Tisa Walden who is a well known North Beach poet. She told us that she had a sighting of the SF
sea serpent in SF Bay in 1985 while she was riding in a car with 3 other adults and a young boy one night. They were driving
on Highway 101 heading North between the SF Airport and San Francisco. She was sitting in the middle of the back seat when
the little boy who was on her right next to the window yelled out something like "Wow, look at that!" She looked
out the right rear window and saw the head and a section of the neck several feet out of the water followed by two large arches.
She said the arches were so far out of the water that she could see the bay under the bottom of the arches. The head moved
slightly back and forth but the rest of the animal remained stationary in the water. She only saw it for a short period of
time but has no doubt about what she saw. She said that she didn't say anything at the time because she didn't want to scare
the little boy. She said it wasn't until she recently heard about our sightings that she decided to tell someone about her
sighting. We met with her for several hours and drove her down Highway 101 and she showed us the location where she had her
sighting. She also sent us a sketch of what she saw and we are posting it on our photos and drawings page.
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Monday, April 27, 2009
1885 newspaper article about a sea serpent sighting in SF Bay!
We found this old newspaper article today in the New York Times archives. The article was first published in the San Francisco
Chronicle on March 28, 1885. We find this article interesting and important because it establishes that there was a reported
multiple eyewitness sighting of a sea serpent in SF Bay in 1885 similar in appearance to the animal we have seen. The "Goat
Island" which is mentioned in the article is now named "Yerba Buena Island". Here is the entire article:
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A COUPLE OF FISH STORIES
SAN FRANCISCO BAY FURNISHES A SEA
SERPENT AND A MONSTER.
From the San Francisco Chronicle, March 28.
The existence of the giant sea serpent is
no longer in doubt. It has been seen in the
waters of San Francisco Bay. According to the
statement of J.P. Allen, of the Bank of California,
he and several other residents of Alameda
were standing on the deck of the ferryboat
Garden City yesterday morning, at about
8:00 oíclock, about midway between Alameda
and Goat Island, when a huge black monster
suddenly raised its head and neck from the water
to a height of about 10 feet, opened its jaws,
displaying a mouth two feet wide filled with rows
of sharply pointed teeth, and after taking a
curious glance at the passing steamer plunged
again into the water, at the same time elevating
a sixty-foot tail, with which it thrashed the
water for some time, after which it made off in
the direction of the Alameda baths, near which
some fishing boats were anchored. Some incredulous
persons to whom the story was told say
that the ferryboat struck a floating spar, forcing
one end downward in the water and elevating
the other as the steamer passed over the
submerged end, and that after the steamer had
passed the elevated end fell back into the water
with a splash. We may expect soon to hear of
the destruction of the Alameda fishing fleet, or
more probably the establishment of a hotel for
Summer boarders in the vicinity of the Alameda
Besides the sea serpent, which gave a powerful
impetus to the romancing powers of several
reputable gentlemen crossing on a ferryboat, the
bay yielded a sea monster of such strange
appearance that the oldest tar on the seawall has
not yet given it a name. The monster was
first seen by Carl Sevening and John Peat, who
were rowing near the North Heads at about 9
oíclock yesterday morning. The animal exposed
a fiercely mustached head of a shape between
that of a seal and a sea lion, surveyed the
scene, took a dislike to the rowboat, and
charged upon it. Just before reaching the
boat the monster dived and came up under
the boat, lifting it and the occupants, but not
capsizing it. The enemy made a second
appearance on the opposite side of the boat,
four foot off, and was met with active battle.
Peat dealt a blow on the monsterís head with an
oar, knocking it out for a moment, and Sevening
followed with another blow which knocked
the beast silly. The pair then secured the animal
with the boatís painter and began towing
it, when the enemy came to time for a second
round. This it began by towing the boat
rapidly for a quarter of a mile. It then came to
the surface for breath, when Sevening landed it
a blow, gaining first blood, and ending the fight
with a square knock-out. The enemy turned
belly up and was towed to the foot of Larkin
street, where it took six men to land it. The
animal measured 6 feet in length and weighed
about 300 pounds. It had green eyes and a long,
white, bristling mustache. It had two flippers
of great strength, which measured 1 1/2 feet in
length. The capture will be kept at the foot of
Larkin street until noon today.
The New York Times
Published April 5, 1885
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Possible new eyewitnesses and sighting of SF sea serpent in SF Bay
On April 13, 2009 the following was posted at Cryptomundo in the comment section regarding an article posted there about our
January 26, 2004 video:
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My husband and I live in the Candlestick Point condos off the 101 and saw the sea serpent twice in the summer of 2007. I saw
it first while driving alone. It was undulating in and out of the water and I could clearly see what looked like several humps
moving smoothing and hardly disturbing the water. Iíve never witnessed anything like it before and always doubted the Loch
Ness monster and Lake Champlain stories. I actually visited Loch Ness in Scotland and took the tour of the lake and didnít
So, I was shocked to see it in our own back yard. Of course when I told my husband, he didnít believe me until he saw it himself
while driving about a week later. The area is rife with birds ó pelicans, seagulls, cranes and lots of little birds. Itís
a popular area with wind surfers, too. We last saw it in August 2007. My husband saw it eat a pelican sitting in the water
and those birds are huge. As I was driving and trying to watch the road, I didnít see it happen, but immediately after we
both witnessed a bunch of pelicans wildly dive-bombing the serpent in the water as if on the attack. I remember it clearly
as I almost crashed the car watching all the commotion. It was the most amazing thing I ever sawĖ these pelicans fighting
so hard for something. We havenít seen the serpent since. Perhaps the pelicans injured itÖ
I was surprised to later learn of the twin brothers whoíve been watching and recording this serpent in the San Francisco Bay
area near the Golden Gate Bridge for some time. Iím sorry to say that I doubted them when I saw them on television (as I hadnít
seen it myself) but now Iím convinced its the same creature or species. I guess you have to see it to believe it.
While we havenít had the fortune to see it since that time, we continue to keep an eye out every time we drive home.
We are hoping that sometime in the future these people will get in touch with us and we can get more information about their
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Another sighting on February 19th
On February 19th we had another sighting of one of the animals in the Bay. We were parked at the Marina Green location and
spotted something black breaking the surface out in the middle of the Bay off the Western tip of Alcatraz so we decided to
move to the Stone Tower Point location hoping we could get a better view of whatever it was.
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Bob thought he saw something to his right about 100 yards off shore so he started scanning the area with his binoculars. While
he was looking at one spot, all of a sudden, the head, a portion of the upper body behind the head and an arch of another
portion of the animal broke the surface exactly where he was looking.
Bob got an excellent view of the profile of the head of the animal and was able to see a squared snout, an eye and a large
jowl before the head went underwater. The arch of the animal was at least 5 feet in length and the head and upper portion
of the animal was about 5 to 7 feet in length. It was about 5 feet between where the upper portion of the animal entered the
water and where the arch came out of the water. The animal submerged before Bill could get any video of it.
A few seconds later, Bob noticed several portions of the animal breaking the surface about 50 yards further out in the Bay.
Bill was able to see the head of the animal and a large arch directly behind the head for a second or two and was trying to
take some video of it but a motorboat going West to East came right into the area so the animal submerged before Bill could
get any video.
About 30 seconds later we both noticed the animal break the surface again about 500 yards further West from where we last
saw it. Bill was able to get a few seconds of video showing a small portion of an arch breaking the surface.
When we watched the video at slow speed, besides the arch, we could see a few small portions of the animal break the surface
after the arch submerged and then a long black image can be seen just below the surface of the water where the arch submerged.
Monday, February 16, 2009
GOOD NEWS ANOTHER SIGHTING AND VIDEO!
At 10 am on February 8, 2009, we were sitting in our van at the Stone Tower Point location in the Saint Francis Yacht Club's
Eastern parking lot looking North towards Angel Island. it was high tide and the bay was fairly calm. We later checked the
tide tables and found out it was a slack tide at 10 am and that the moon was full. Bob was looking through his binoculars
at the shoreline of Angel Island when he noticed something black moving West to East close to the island. He watched it for
a minute or two to make sure it wasn't just a shadow of a wave when he noticed a second black object break the surface of
the water at least 10 feet behind the first object. The second object submerged and resurfaced a few times while the first
object remained above the water. Bob continued to watch it and at that point told Bill that he could see something unusual
and black moving West to East right in front of Angel Island. Bill got the video camera out and began videotaping the objects
as they continued to move from West to East. As the two of us watched, we could see that the first object stayed above the
water most of the time while the second object behind it kept surfacing and submerging showing different lengths of it. At
times both objects submerged for a second and then the first object would reappear above the surface. At other times the second
object would surface and appeared to be elongated and longer than the first object. Bill was videotaping them from inside
the van but then jumped out of the van and continued to videotape them. As Bill continued to videotape them and Bob watched
them through the binoculars they looked like they were creating some white water between them as they moved along. At some
times the second object looked straight like a log while at other times it looked curved like an arch. The distance between
the two objects got smaller as they moved along the Angel Island shoreline. The way the two objects moved in relation to each
other gave us the impression they were two parts of one animal. After the objects went East of Angel Island they passed right
in front of a buoy and then a sail boat which was quite a distance behind them. Then they swam a little further West to East
until a motorboat approached them traveling from the East to the West. The boat then passed very close behind them. After
the boat passed them the two objects submerged and didn't resurface. It was at that point we stopped videotaping. Later we
looked at the tape and the two objects appear to be the head and upper portion of the same type of animal we have seen in
the past. When we examined the video at slow speed and frame to frame we were able to count the number of times the second
object submerged and resurfaced and it was over 100 times!!!
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Monday, January 28, 2008
New book available which mentions our sightings
A new book entitled "Encounters: with the strange and unexplained" by Matt Hoyle is now available. He includes a photograph
of us at the location of most of our sightings as well as a short statement about our sightings. The book is available at
Barnes and Noble bookstores or you can order a copy through amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Encounters-Strange-Unexplained-Matt-Hoyle/dp/0740769359/ref=sr_1_1/002-9728697-6486457?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1185667031&sr=8-1
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Paiva/Slusher analysis of our video
The entire Paiva/Slusher analysis of our video is available to be downloaded at http://www.lochnessinvestigation.org/clarkbrothers.htm
. The link is also available on our links page.
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Sunday, January 28, 2007
Update on GUST
On September 23, 2006 we received an email from Jan Sundberg's girlfriend, Frida Svensson in which she asked us to send her
a photo of the two of us because Jan had given her permission to write her own article on the GUST website about our sightings.
We sent her an email and told her that we would not send her any photos of us. She responded by sending another email thanking
us for sending her a photo of us. After waiting a while we checked the GUST site to see if there was a new article about us.
Instead we noticed that Jan had posted a photo of two men who were not us in his lastest article about us. In the article
Jan claimed that the photo was of the two of us. If you look at the photo of Bill standing on the rocky ledge which is on
this blog and compare it with the photo which Jan claims is of us you can easily confirm for yourself that the photo Jan posted
in his recent article is not of either of us. That fact proves Jan's article in which he claimed we confessed to him that
we hoaxed our sightings, photos and video is fraudulent.
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Friday, June 30, 2006
Complaint filed with Swedish Embassy
We just contacted the Swedish Embassy and filed a formal complaint against Jan Sundberg for knowingly publishing his fraudulent
and libelous article about us. Here is the statement we filed along with a copy of Jan's article.
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Hi. My name is Robert J. Clark. I am an American citizen living in
San Francisco, California. I am contacting you to inquire what the Swedish Law
is regarding a person publishing a Libel on his website on the internet.
Recently , Swedish citizen, Jan Sundberg published a libelous article about
myself and my brother, William J. Clark. Mr. Sundberg deliberately and
faudulently published an article on his website Global Underwater Search Team
http://www.cryptozoology.st/ claiming that my brother and I confessed to him
that we deliberately perpetrated a fraud on the public and published that we
admitted to him of committing a crime in an email we sent to him on June 24,
2006. The entire article is false and a complete fabrication on the part of Mr.
Sundberg. We have demanded an immediate retraction of the article but Mr.
Sundberg has refused and responded by sending us terroristic anti-american
emails. Here is the article Mr. Sundberg published on his website:
We deny that we ever said any of the remarks Mr. Sundberg claims we made. We
have all our emails to him proving that he is lying. We are seeking legal
council at the present time to advise us how to have the article removed from
the GUST website and what other legal remedies we may have. We would like you to
investigate this case and if a criminal statute has been violated by Mr.
Sundberg help us file criminal charges against him. Thank you for your time
Robert J. Clark
We are asking all members of the cryptozoology community to email Jan Sundberg at: email@example.com and tell him that
you will never donate any money to him or GUST unless he prints a retraction of his bogus article about us in which he claims
we confessed to him that we faked our sightings, photos and video and that you are telling other people to do the same thing.
It is time for Jan Sundberg to be made aware that the cryptozoology community will not allow him to publish any more lies
about people in the cryptozoology and scientific communities without there being some kind of repercussion. The only way Jan
Sundberg will stop doing these kinds of destructive acts of sabotage is if it hurts him in his wallet. Send us a copy of your
email to him and we will publish it on this site for others to see. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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Tuesday, June 27, 2006
GUST article is a FAKE!
Recently, we sent Jan Sundberg a copy of Bruce Champagne's anaylsis of our video in which Champagne explains why the objects
in our video can not be seaweed because Jan's final opinion of what the objects are in our video is "seaweed". Since
Jan's and Champagne's opinions were conflicting, we asked Jan if he could find anything wrong with what Champagne said. Jan's
response to our inquiry was to post an article at the GUST website dissing Bruce Champagne and his analysis of our video.
We contacted Jan and asked him to provide a link to the entire Champagne analysis in his new article so his members could
read Champagne's explanation why the objects in our video could not be seaweed for themselves. Jan agreed to do that.Iinstead,
he posted another article in which he claimed we cofessed to him that we faked the entire San Francisco sea serpent story
including our photos and video. We have contacted Jan and told him that we didn't fake anything, we never told him that we
did, demanded a retraction and/or correction of his last article and called him a liar for posting his fraudulent article.
He responded by telling us he would sue us if we said anything about him or GUST. We told him that we wouldn't post anything
libelous about him because we would only be telling the truth about him. We also informed him that if he didn't like what
we said then he should sue us.
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At this point, we want to make an official and public DENIAL of the claim made by Jan Sundberg about us confessing to him
that our entire story is a hoax perpetrated by us.
We never made any confession to Jan Sundberg about us faking anything regarding our sea serpent sightings. Jan Sundberg is
an outright liar and a scoundrel for publishing such a libelous article about us rather than admit that he is wrong about
the objects in our video being seaweed. How sad.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
New sighting of a sea serpent north of SF Bay
We just spoke with an eyewitness to a new sighting of one of the animals. He was on his fishing boat with another man about
a half mile out in the ocean off Navarro beach which is about 125 miles north of San Francisco. They were fishing for salmon
during salmon season which is in the summer. It was sometime during the day and it was foggy. Several boats were in the area
and they were talking to each other over their radios when the wife of one of the men on another boat said she could see a
sea serpent nearby. They all were laughing about it until she told them where to look and when they looked over they saw the
head and about 8 feet of neck sticking out of the water in a kelp bed. They were able to get within 50 yards of it but when
they tried to get closer it went straight down under the water and they didn't see it again after that. He said it had kelp
in its mouth but he wasn't sure whether or not it was eating it. We will try to get the names and statements from some of
the other eyewitnesses on his and the other boats in the future.
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Saturday, January 28, 2006
New analysis of our January 26, 2004 video
We have been able to obtain the services of another person to analyse our video. He was recommended to us by David Oxlee the
principle forensic imagery interpreter at the Kalagate Imagery Bureau in Cambridgeshire, UK. The person he recommended is
an expert image analyst who also has a background in marine biology. We will reveal his name in the future as soon as he has
had a chance to review all the material.
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Friday, December 16, 2005
New eyewitness to another sighting
On December 12th we received a phone call from a man named Mr. Johnson. He told us about a sighting he had sometime around
1958. He saw us on the National Geographic program and wanted to tell us about it. He is a native of San Francisco now living
in Anchorage, Alaska. He said that when he was living here around 1958 his parents were driving their car over the old bridge
from Oakland to San Francisco. They had just entered the part of the old bridge that was near the last exit before actually
going over the bay. He said he was looking at a part of the bay about 200 yards away where a lot of sea lions would hang out
to sun themselves. As he watched them he saw 3 large arches raise up out of the water. He said the first two arches were approximately
4 feet out of the water and slightly higher than the third arch. He also saw the head stick up out of the water and he claimed
it looked like a dragon's head. He watched it as it swam away and described it as a large snake-like animal. He said the portion
of the animal that he saw had to be at least 30 feet long. He told us that he comes from a family in the fishing business
and that he definitely saw an unknown marine animal similar to what we have seen. He went back to Anchorage but promised to
write up a more detailed account of his sighting and said he would be willing to do a recorded interview for us. He said he
has never told anyone except his parents about his sighting but wanted to let us know that there are other people who have
seen the animal in SF Bay besides us. We will post any further infomation we get from him in the future.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Last weekend we were told by the owners of "Frank's Fisherman" located at 366 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf
that a woman from Marin came into their store and asked them if whales ever come into the SF Bay. When they told her they
rarely come into the bay she asked them if big sharks are in the bay. When they told her that big sharks hardly ever come
into the bay she told them about an incident she had a week earlier while she was on the Golden Gate Bridge. She said she
was looking east toward Alcatraz when she noticed 3 large black animals swimming parallel to each other at the surface of
the water. She said they looked too large to be seals or sea lions and they didn't look like whales to her. She also said
the entire time she watched them they didn't blow like a whale. She happened to have a camera with her and was able to take
two photos as they approached the bridge and one photo after they went under the bridge and headed west out the Golden Gate.
She showed the photos to one of the men who worked there but he was unable to tell her what the animals were. They said she
comes into their store occasionally and that the next time she comes in they will give her our phone number so we can talk
to her and look at the photos. We will let everyone know if anything develops from this.
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Thursday, September 8, 2005
NEW ANALYSIS OF SF SEA SERPENT VIDEO!
We just received the results of marine biologist Bruce Champagne's analysis of our video. He has concluded the "objects"
in our video are NOT birds, whales, sea lions, seals, dolphins, any animal known to science, seaweed, pool floats, any inanimate
object or a hoax. He has concluded the "objects" in our video are large, serpentine, unknown marine animals. The
entire report will be released to the public in the near future.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Questions for Grant Fredericks to answer
Since we haven't gotten a response from National Geographic in regards to our request that they send us Grant Fredericks'
email address we sent the following email to them today:
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We haven't received any response to our previous email and we don't want to bother you but we would appreciate it if you
could give us Grant Fredericks email address so we can ask him the following questions. We have his phone number but we don't
want to be accused of harrassing him because he disagrees with us and our experts' opinions. If you prefer not to give us
his email then could you foward our questions to him?
How did you conclude that the above water segments of the object are no larger than a bird since some of the objects when
compared to known measurable objects in the background appear to be much larger than any known bird?
How can any bird make the 90+ degree turn that the objects in the video make?
If it is your claim the objects are only birds flying in a straight line formation above the water would you explain to us
why portions of the objects can be seen below the surface of the water?
Why you think the objects are birds when there is no indication of any wings flapping by any of the objects and why the objects
go underwater in the exact same spot?
Why does the object appears to be one long telephone pole-like object in some segments of the video if it is not one continuous
If it is your claim the objects were only birds flying above the water why are there indications of the water being disturbed?
If it is your claim that it is only birds swimming in a straight line formation on the surface of the water how can they swim
so fast against an incoming tide and make a 90+ degree turn in a split second and at the same spot?
Why all of a sudden does a second looping object much larger than a bird emerge out of the water to the left of the first
object when a moment earlier there was nothing there?
How is it possible we could see a bird from a mile and a half away with our naked eyes and think it looked large enough to
be a boat?
Why do some of the black objects submerge and then reappear above the water without any reduction in their rate of speed?
How fast do you calculate the objects were moving?
These are some questions we would like him to answer for us before we will accept his opinion that the objects in our video
are only birds is correct.
We have started a blog at http:/home.access4less.net/~sfseaserpent/ where he and you can go and see stills from the video
that prove the object in the segment of our video analysed in your program couldn't possible be birds and is in fact one continuous
If you are unable to give us his email address or cannot forward these questions to him would you please let us know?
Thanks, Bill and Bob Clark
Friday, August 12, 2005
About 3 months after we took the January 26, 2004 video we took some additional video from the same location. We finally transferred
this new video onto a DVD and were able to examine it at a slower speed and frame by frame. The video shows a juvenile megaserpent
from about 500 yards away swimming at the surface, splashing water at the seagulls and then viciously attacking some of them
which were sitting on its neck and swimming near it. We originally noticed the animal because we saw what we thought was a
log or a carcass of some sort floating at the surface of the water with 3 or 4 seagulls standing on it. When we saw it move
and submerge we realized it was something alive so Bill began videotaping it. In several segments the animal lunges at a seagull.
The animal lifts its head and neck far enough out of the water to determine that it couldn't be a seal or sea lion. There
are also several other frames where a long black telephone pole-like body can be seen. We are sending copies of it to Dr.
Bousfield, Clifford Paiva and Bruce Champagne for their analysis. We will provide you with further information about this
video in the near future.
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