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on Thu Sep 26 2019, 14:56

The monster is only known from a single report by German submarine captain Commander Freiherr George G. von Horstner. The following is an excerpt taken from the commander's log book.

"On July 30, 1915, our U-28 torpedoed the British steamer Iberian, which was carrying a rich cargo across the North Atlantic. The steamer sank so swiftly that its bow stuck up almost vertically into the air. Moments later the hull of the Iberian disappeared. The wreckage remained beneath the water for approximately twenty-five seconds, at a depth that was clearly impossible to assess, when suddenly there was a violent explosion, which shot pieces of debris - among them a gigantic aquatic animal - out of the water to a height of approximately 80-feet."

"At that moment I had with me in the conning tower six of my officers of the watch, including the chief engineer, the navigator, and the helmsman. Simultaneously we all drew one another's attention to this wonder of the seas, which was writhing and struggling among the debris. We were unable to identify the creature, but all of us agreed that it resembled an aquatic crocodile, which was about 60-feet long, with four limbs resembling large webbed feet, a long, pointed tail and a head which also tapered to a point. Unfortunately we were not able to take a photograph, for the animal sank out of sight after ten or fifteen seconds."

What is important to note about the log is that von Horstner had absolutely no reason to make up such a story; the scorn with which such accounts are usually met would prevent most people from reporting such an account. The fact that he recorded the incident in his official logbook lends the account real credibility. Unfortunately, any further investigation into the creature is impossible; the time which has elapsed since the sighting means that all witnesses have passed away, and any further possible evidence is buried at the bottom of the North Atlantic.

Precisely why the beast was in the area is a matter of debate. Some theorise that the creature was unlucky enough to be swimming directly above the Iberian when the steamer's boiler exploded, but this seems unlikely; the noise from a naval engagement is generally sufficient to scare away any wildlife in the area. The second idea is that the Iberian itself was transporting the animal for reasons unknown. In any case, unless new evidence emerges, we'll likely never know the reality.

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on Thu Sep 26 2019, 15:14
On April 30th, 1918, Captain Günther Krech and his crew were captured by the British warship HMS Coreopsis, and under questioning, he swore that his submarine was incapable of diving due to damage sustained during an attack from a beast from the deeps. The monster had horns, small deep-set eyes, and masses of monstrous teeth.  The mass of the creature caused the ship to tilt over when it climbed upon its side.  It then proceeded to launch a vicious attack on the forward gun, biting large chunks out of it.  Ultimately, the crew was forced to abandon ship, scuttle it, and surrender to the British.

Located off the coast of Stranraer in South-West Scotland, and 104 meters underwater, Scottish Power was working on the underwater power cable called the Western Link that will be the longest in the world at 239 miles (385 km) upon completion when they discovered it.

“The area of sea where the attack took place has a history of sea monster sightings – they have ranged from the north coast of Wales to Liverpool Bay,” he said. “What the German captain said could well be true. It’s great to see how Nessie’s saltwater cousin clearly got involved in helping with the war effort – she even managed to do the damage without anyone being killed.”

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on Thu Sep 26 2019, 15:37
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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on Thu Sep 26 2019, 16:15
I can't see why they would make up such stories myself. The 1918 one possibly because they were embarrassed at being taken prisoner and it that was the case that's some story they made up. Very Happy
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on Thu Sep 26 2019, 17:34
I believe them, the solar system is more explored than the seas

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on Thu Sep 26 2019, 19:21
I wish we still had dinosaurs would love to see them roaming.
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on Thu Sep 26 2019, 19:22
Sadly, they would be in big cages, not roaming.

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on Thu Sep 26 2019, 19:26
Burst the bubble why don't you!
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on Thu Sep 26 2019, 19:56
No, a dinosaur will escape! Pigeons are a close relative of the dinosaur, dunno which one though.

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on Thu Sep 26 2019, 20:26
Indeed all birds are related to the raptors, especially the ones with long talons.


Which one escaped?
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