There has been reports of some strange creature in a lake in Argentina for many years. And just recently a young lady happened to take this shot from what appears to be a prehistoric animal. Now i'm no Cryptzoologist but what are the chances of something surviving in the deep oceans of the world? It's reported that as little as 10% as been explored of the worlds seas. We're still having trouble today finding species that live on land let alone in the sea. One report i read was by a pilot at the end of the second world war. His mission was to search for submarines that had come to surface. He swooped down to investigate what he thought was a sub but on closer inspection realised that this shape had a body.. and a long neck with a head on it! Not only that but there were other planes that witnessed this as well to back up his testament. Now that picture above could be fake. In this day and age people would think your crazy babbling on about Dinosaurs still alive today but the thought of some long lost relative still roaming the seas i think there is always a case for the seas to turn something up. For instance they know that giant squids exist but only recently have Japaneese scientists filmed baby ones after years of searching.
Here's something i read that would make you stay out of the sea forever...
Giant Shark - Megladon in the Indian Ocean?
Giant Shark 75-85 foot long - Megladon is a live and well in the Indian Ocean
This sighting is by a serving US sailor therefore we have removed all identifying references, at his request. Let me introduce myself my name is XXXXXXXX I'm a Petty Officer in the US Navy based in XXXXXXX. I have been in the service now for 15 years out of those 15 years 12 have been on active sea commands. I have been on 4 ships with a total out to sea time of 9 years (That's underway steaming).
I recently saw an episode of your series and browsed your web page. And thought I might share a story with you that happened in 99 when I was stationed on the USS XXXXX. You will have to forgive me if I leave out the exact Latitude and Longitude and only give a general location since some of this is still sensitive. I was assigned to the VBSS (visit board search and seizure) Team on the XXXXX, our job was to board all ships suspected of smuggling oil out of Iraq during the UN embargo while Saddam was still in power. We had boarded an Indian Registered vessel transiting out bound from the straits of Hormuz and were escorting the vessel back to Goa to turn it over to the Indian Navy. We were pulling 12 hour security shifts onboard (To prevent them from scuttling the vessel). I can't give the exact date but it occurred in Jan 00.
We were pulling shift it was around 1030 AM. There were 6 of us on security shift and three of us were on the focastle of the ship when we heard this loud splashing sound not just a small splash but a long drawn out one like something thrashing around. We looked over the railing of the ship to see the Large Pod of dolphins that had been following us for days going crazy!! Jumping out of the water and flying across the water madly. We were amused at first thinking they were in a feeding frenzy when the largest dorsal fin I have ever seen broke the water and was chasing after the dolphins.
At first I thought maybe it was a whale due to its huge bulk we could see the back of this thing and some of its body. The fin it's self was over 10 Ft tall. Well the whale theory went out the window when I saw the head of this thing. I grew up in the Florida Keys I have seen Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Lemons, Dusky's, And so on. This was a shark plain and simple!!! The head of this shark resembled that of a Tiger Shark the nose was blunted like a Tigers but not as flat and rounded almost to the tip. This shark's head came out of the water and came down and we watched this thing munching on a dolphin as it turned back to the pod.
Our RHIB (Ridged hull inflatable boat) came around from the fantail of the ship to see what was going on and hit the wake of this thing and actually caught air and came down. We were yelling at them that it was a shark and we were telling them to fall back to the ship. But of course they didn't do it. And went over to the where the pod used to be where they could see the out line of the shark. When they got close the shark turned creating a wake that almost swamped the boat and the shark turned and went right under the boat. The Boat engineer was so scared he actually fired three rounds at the shark from his Rifle (M14) Hoping it would scare away the shark and it just went right by them towards us and went down. We never saw it again. It was the wildest thing I have ever seen out to sea. I've seen some big sharks before. Whale sharks 40 Ft + Tigers 15+ but this was the largest I have ever seen.
It was 75+ if it was an inch!!!
Once we reported it and got back to the ship the Officer of the Deck told us it was just a whale that's all. A whale eating a dolphin with a large dorsal fin and a shark shaped head huh??? One of my team mates was a sonar tech by trade so he went to sonar control and pulled the readings up. They had tracked it coming up from 250 Fathoms since that's what they had the computers set on after they tracked it they adjusted the settings and lost it at 1040 Fathoms.
The computer read it at 87 Ft long. Now you tell me what that was?? I would never send this to anyone had I been by myself but there was witnesses and records showing this. Thank you for listening to me. If you could please not use my name or location to anyone when reference this I don't think the Navy would like that to much.