TheLadBible Have you heard of the Kraken? You know, the massive mythical sea creature said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland that definitely isn’t real? Yeah, that. Well, people seem to think it has migrated to the other side of the world and is now dwelling off the coast of Deception Island, near Antarctica. No, really, there are people that actually think that. It’s down to a sighting of sorts on Google Earth that has got people talking about the mythical Kraken and possibly even an ‘aquatic UFO’. I mean, how an unidentified flying object is supposed to dwell underwater, I don’t know, but then I don’t believe it so I don’t have to to justify it. Anyway, if you go on Google Earth and put in the coordinates, 63° 2’56.73″S 60°57’32.38″W, you’ll be taken to the ‘sighting’ of the supposed enormous sea creature. YouTube account wowforreeel has put some dramatic music to the images from Google Earth to make it seem more convincing. Another theory suggests the creature is actually a plesiosaur, a now-extinct marine reptile supposedly common during the Jurassic Period. If it is, it’s done a fucking good job of surviving and staying hidden all this time, fair play to the lad. The YouTuber who uploaded the video also believes the Kraken sighting could explain the mystery of ‘The Bloop’, an ultra low-frequency sound detected by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 1997. People love to think it’s come from an unknown sea creature but the NOAA are actually relatively convinced it was just an ‘icequake’.
This story is going viral, and while the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration claims that the image captured on Google earth is an “icequake”, fans of cryptozoology across the globe are convinced that the large brownish object is actually the mythical Kraken. The supposed creature in the photo does look like a massive squid, you can see what seems to be tentacles and a huge squid-like mantle, but I do not think that this is clear evidence of the kraken. Why can’t this squid be a known creature? The colossal squid is a huge known creature which inhabits the freezing waters of the Southern Ocean, only a few specimens have ever been seen, however the colossal squid is estimated to grow up to 46-feet long and weigh over 1,650 pounds. The colassal squid has shorter tentacles than the giant squid, but it is much heavier and robust, it also has the largest eyes of any animal on the planet. We have posted video in the past of (what is thought to be) a juvenile colossal squid trying to steal a catch from fisherman, and there is no reason to think that a kraken was located on Google Earth, a massive colossal squid would be just as impressive of a find.