Cadborosaurus: Discovery Channel Documentary 'Hillstranded' Tracks Alaska's Loch Ness Monster

Kim LaCapria

Cryptozoologists got on TV again last night, selling a story about a mysterious lake creature that some say is Alaska's Loch Ness Monster.

As always, the account hinges on a grainy short video, the only one of its kind. But not all believers are crackpots in this scenario, and Paul LeBlond, former head of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of British Columbia told Discovery News:

"I am quite impressed with the video... Although it was shot under rainy circumstances in a bouncy ship, it's very genuine."

Andy Hillstrand of Deadliest Catch believes he may have spotted the Cadborosaurus in the wild, and recounts:

"Spray came out of its head," he continued. "It was definitely not a shark. A giant eel may be possible, but eels don't have humps that all move in unison. I've never seen anything like it before."