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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Henry Carmona, Jun 13, 2002.
it just sounds like an air bubble.
A bit, but i doubt it. Unless of course it was a gigantic super bubble since it was heard on underwater mic's over 4000 km apart
Hehe...Ah hoy there matey! Beware of the giant sea monster we call....Bloop!
I already posted this under the title "Bloop".
EDIT: Ooops, just read your email Henry. It's ok though, I had a rather decidedly different spin on who's making all that racket. I like to think of a certain tentacled Someone snoring in his dreaming slumber
No more baked bean and chilli burritos before my midnight swim. How embarrassing. I had no idea people would be listening! Adam
Forget Cull-thu-lu! It's the Leviathan! Now where'd I put that Bavarian conspiracy ring...
While I won't speculate on what it actually is (supernatural or not), I will relate a story from a few years ago. The Navy was testing out a new sonar system. It was brand new, state-of-the-art, and cost a bundle. It was attached to the bottom of a destroyer, I believe, and they left port. They were several miles out when they turned it on. It worked for a couple minutes then suddenly stopped before they could get it fully operational. They went back to port to check it out. The entire device was gone. A rubber coating had gone over it to protect it from incidental bumps, etc., and that was also ripped to shreds. Stuck in the rubber were numerous teeth, up to 2.5 inches long. Nobody could figure out what the teeth were until one marine biologist figured it out. Squids have tiny, nearly microscopic "teeth" in the suckers at the end of their tentacles. That's the sort of teeth that were in the rubber. The show I saw estimated that, based on the size of the teeth, the squid would have had to have been over 200 feet long.
Personally, I believe that there are huge creatures that live in our oceans. I mean, any early sea creatures that were around say during the age of the dinosaurs that lived deep underwater would be unaffected by whatever disaster wiped out the rest. No? Add that to the fact that SO much of our oceans have been unexplored and it should be no wonder that there are things we haven't yet seen.
I do find it interesting that this super expensive sonar didn't register anything 200ft large coming at it. If it is indeed a true story I'd say the sonar must not have "worked for a couple minutes." Though I'd love for it to be true. Giant squid intrigue me just about as much as anything.
Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides: above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant fins the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages and will lie
Battering upon huge seaworms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by men and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
Julie, Do you know if the giant squid show on Discovery today is actually a new one? I've tuned in so many times to various squid programs to find that I'd already seen it several times. Oh well, I'll probably watch it anyway. Thanks for the heads up. Dan Hine
Dan, It's probably an old one. Their new stuff usually comes closer to the beginning of the month. But I've got to tune in anyway just to be sure.
(After reading that I may simply call them Octopodes, just to confuse people!)
Dan, Sorry, I've been exhausted all week and didn't proofread what I wrote: