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Hello all!

 

I vividly remember watching a documentary that featured a historical sea snake attack, just off the coast of Pensacola, which is where I used to live.

On March twenty fourth, nineteen sixty two in Pensacola, five teenaged boys set out on a raft to explore the shipwreck of the Uss Massachusetts, located about a mile out to sea. On the way there, the five boys spotted a brownish green sea snake and they panicked. Only one boy, Brian McClure, made it. They attempted to swim to the Uss Massachusetts, but the sea snake began to chase them, McClure said.

The boy said that from behind he heard his friends screaming that the snake had bit them, followed by silence. He said it took hours for him to swim to shore as the water was rough, and this sea snake was still chasing them down. One of his friends was swimming in front of him when he saw the snake lunge at him and bite him, and then he saw his friend go under.

That was the boy's testimony anyhow. Are venomous sea snakes normally that aggressive? He (the McClure boy) said that it was a large sea snake about twelve feet long. He said it was a brownish green color, had green eyes with 'oval pupils' and had teeth. He said that the head 'resembled that of a sea turtle except more elongated and with teeth'. McClure himself died a few years ago, but he was active on internet forums, where he was requesting to members of those forums to identify the species of sea snake that killed his friends when he was a teenager.

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24 minutes ago, KosherDill said:

Hello all!

 

I vividly remember watching a documentary that featured a historical sea snake attack, just off the coast of Pensacola, which is where I used to live.

On March twenty fourth, nineteen sixty two in Pensacola, five teenaged boys set out on a raft to explore the shipwreck of the Uss Massachusetts, located about a mile out to sea. On the way there, the five boys spotted a brownish green sea snake and they panicked. Only one boy, Brian McClure, made it. They attempted to swim to the Uss Massachusetts, but the sea snake began to chase them, McClure said.

The boy said that from behind he heard his friends screaming that the snake had bit them, followed by silence. He said it took hours for him to swim to shore as the water was rough, and this sea snake was still chasing them down. One of his friends was swimming in front of him when he saw the snake lunge at him and bite him, and then he saw his friend go under.

That was the boy's testimony anyhow. Are venomous sea snakes normally that aggressive? He (the McClure boy) said that it was a large sea snake about twelve feet long. He said it was a brownish green color, had green eyes with 'oval pupils' and had teeth. He said that the head 'resembled that of a sea turtle except more elongated and with teeth'. McClure himself died a few years ago, but he was active on internet forums, where he was requesting to members of those forums to identify the species of sea snake that killed his friends when he was a teenager.

See my previous comment. The Local newspaper describes a Brian McLeary (16) found asleep on the beach. Could it be the sea snake story was just in Brian McLeary's head?

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https://beyondstupidity.blogspot.com/2021/06/the-craziest-murder-alibi-that-someone.html

 

Really good write up on the case.  
Summary: Florida teen goes out with 4 friends, he's the only one to return - alone. When asked what happened, he gives a story about how a 'monster' attacked and killed his friends. After enough people repeatedly pointed out the resemblance to the character, he outright said that the monster he saw was the character (when he was posting to online forums and talking with members). McCleary reportedly suffered a long lasting nervous breakdown until Beany and Cecil had finished airing, in June 1962.



McCleary himself died in 2017. Edward McCleary Obituary - Jacksonville, FL
 

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