Colossal Claude is a sea monster spotted near the Columbia River in Oregon.
Colossal Claude is said to be 15 to 40 feet long, have a round, tan body, snake or horse like head, an 8 foot long neck, and a long serpentine tail.
In 1934, L.A. Larson, mate of the Columbia River lightship, saw a 40 foot animal at the mouth of the river. Crew members studied it for some time with binoculars.
In 1963, the Shell Oil Company during an oil search off the Oregon coast recorded a video tape that shows a 15 foot animal with barnacled ridges swimming in 180 feet of water.
Colossal Claude is believed to either be an inland whale that was misidentified or possibly a plesiosaur.
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