Watch: 'Mystery creature' menaces kayaker on Amazon river

A strange video circulating online shows a mysterious creature suddenly emerge from the waters of the Amazon River to menace a kayaker. The odd footage reportedly popped up on social media earlier this week, although the circumstances surrounding the unsettling incident were unspecified. In the video, which has gone viral in South America, a sizeable creature can be seen swimming up to the kayaker and then creating an enormous disturbance in the water next to the boat.

To his credit, the kayaker manages to contain his compose as the eerie event unfolds and somehow does not wind up falling into the water due to the turbulent conditions. Strangely, after the creature causes the commotion near the boat, several other strange disturbances can be seen in the river off in the distance. As for what the animal could have been, viewers online have suggested an array of possible suspects, including a freshwater dolphin, an inordinately large catfish, or a manatee.


By Tim Binnall / Coast to Coast AM News Editor

Tim Binnall is the news editor for the Coast to Coast AM website as well as the host of the pioneering paranormal podcast Binnall of America. For more than a decade and over the course of hundreds of BoA programs, he has interviewed a vast array of researchers, spanning a wide spectrum of paranormal genres and ranging from bonafide esoteric icons to up-and-coming future players in 'the field.' A graduate of Syracuse University, Binnall aims to maintain an outsider's perspective on the paranormal world with a distinct appreciation for its absurdities and a keen interest in the personalities and sociology of esoteric studies.

(Source:; February 29, 2024;
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