Giant Sea Serpent Skeleton Found on a Beach: Fact Check


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Giant Sea Serpent Skeleton Found on a Beach

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Giant Serpent found off the Coast of France Beach
The residents of a French coastal town woke up one morning to find a 130m skeleton of a snake on their beach Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, France

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Fact Check:

Some picture messages doing rounds online purport to show a giant Sea Serpent Skeleton found on a Beach in France. They claim residents of the French coastal town woke up one morning to find the 130m skeleton of a snake on their beach. No, the claims are not true – what you see in the pictures is not a real serpent snake, but a giant sculpture.

Some years back, a picture was circulating widely claiming to show a very large snake spotted beside a highway near Delray, Florida. Accompanying messages also warned it’s a very large, poisonous king brown snake. However, it turned out the picture does not show a real snake and is just a large sculpture located beside a highway in Alstonville, New South Wales, south of Branxton.

Giant Serpent Skeleton on Beach is Sculpture

Coming back to the claim in question, the twisting serpent skeleton is again not real. It’s some kind of sea serpent sculpture called the ‘Serpent d’Océan’ created by Chinese-born French artist Huang Yong Ping.

Serpent d’Océan is a giant aluminum metal Sea Serpent Skeleton off the shore of the Loire River in France. Unveiled in 2012, the curving skeleton measures nearly 425 feet (130 meters) in length and mirrors the curves of the nearby Saint-Nazaire Bridge. Serpent d’Océan was created as a permanent work for the final Estuaire contemporary art exhibition in 2012. Depending on weather condition, water tides and photographer’s perspective, the massive sea serpent skeleton sculpture looks different and also beautiful.

You can see the giant sculpture on Google Maps. The video on Vimeo takes us through the glimpses of the Huang Yong Ping’s art, Serpent d’Océan.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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Prashanth Damarla
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