The dorsal fin of an orca, one possible suspect for the origins of the Bobo.

Bobo is a cryptid that dwells in the North Pacific Ocean, specifically near Monterey Bay, California. Descriptions of this animal vary greatly, and sightings of it are fairly common. It is generally thought to be big, though the size attributed to it varies from that of an orca to that of a small whale (although size discrepancies can be explained by sightings being of different ages or sexual dimorphism). The creature is also said to have wrinkly skin resembling that of an old man.

Monster of Monterey Bay


The carcass

In 1925, the rotting carcass of the so-called Monster of Monterey — believed by many to be a plesiosaur — washed up on the shores of Moore's Beach in Monterey Bay, California. Its neck is said to have been almost 20 feet long. While some biologists maintain that the remains were those of a basking shark, the evidence was inconclusive. While marine biologists have made tremendous strides toward revealing the secrets of the deep, unknown worlds remain locked away from human's eyes at the bottom of the earth's deepest oceans. Indeed, new species are being discovered daily. Who is to say what does or does not exist in those black depths?

Other plesiosaurs in cryptozoology


A giant shark, just like Bobo

Not only the Monster of Monterey Bay is a plesiosaur cryptid; most of the lake monsters, such as the Loch Ness Monster or Champ are plesiosaurs. Another supposed plesiosaur carcass has been found. As well as plesiosaurs, pliosaurs, mosasaurs and ichthyosaurs are also sighted.