Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bloop & Cthulhu!

Micah Hanks has an excellent new post over at his Gralien Report that I think you'll definitely enjoy reading! Here's Micah's introduction:

Recently on the Gralien Report I discussed briefly my interest in unconventional cryptozoology, that is, the study of strange beasties that fall outside the typical ranks of our Bigfoot, Yetis, and Loch Ness Monsters. Many may consider creatures like Chupacabras to be less conventional cousins to the classic cryptids, seeing as how they, along with Keel’s Mothman, border more on the realm of interdimensional “alien oddities” than biological organisms as we know them. However, setting aside all these well-known creatures for a moment, I’d like to shift my focus to an all time favorite of mine in the annals of Fortean mysteries which, if what existing evidence suggests is accurate, points to a monstrosity somewhere beneath our oceans that might rival J.J. Abrams’ Cloverfield monster. Sadly, whatever this thing may be, it couldn’t be afforded an awesome name like Project Cloverfield, Kraken, Godzilla, or even Cthulhu (which, for reasons we’ll soon explore, this creature may resemble most). Instead, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers that first recorded its haunting cries affectionately dubbed it “Bloop”.

And here's the rest of Micah's post.


Yards said...

Great post--thanks for the link, Nick! I'd almost forgotten about the Bloop (lotsa different monsters floating around in my head), but it's one of my favorite cases. And--thanks to that audio link--the Bloop is now on my Ipod. LOL!

Nick Redfern said...

Cool, good to hear you liked the article. Micah covers a lot of interesting info at his site.

twitch2000 said...

im just asking a couple things here one. the water in which the area were they deteced this sound is not as deep. (which most of our "big beasties" like the deep. two at that part of the world there is NO marine life there big enougth for this "creature" to feed on and why was this sound activited in 1996 and why cant we hear it anymore.... if it is a marine animal i'd bet money its not were we think it is probaly would of moved to a place with some more food...