Black Sea Snake

Black Sea Snake : Mystery Snake of West Asia.

Physical description:

Dark brown above, white below. Length, 82–98 feet. Snakelike head.


Wriggles like a snake in the water. Floats by rolling into a ball.


Crimean shore of the Black Sea, Ukraine.

Significant sighting:

For forty minutes in the spring of 1952, Vsevolod Ivanov watched a huge snake swimming in Sordolik Bay of the Black Sea near Planerskoye, Crimean Republic, Ukraine.


  • Vasilii Khristoforovich Kondar aki,Universal’noe opisanie Kryma (St . Petersburg,Russia, 1875), pt . 7, p. 35;
  • Vsevolod V. Ivanov, Perepiska s A. M. Gor’kim (Moscow: Sov. Pisat el’, 1969);
  • Maya Bakova, “Black Sea Serpent s,” Fortean Times, no. 51 (Winter 1988–1989): 59.


Mysterious Creatures – A Guide to Cryptozoology written by George M. Eberhart – Copyright © 2002 by George M. Eberhart

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