I have always believed that there are gargantuan sea monsters alive in the volumous ocean depths.
From ancient times sailors have told and retold stories of sighting the huge many-tentacled beast called the Kraken. We now know that a creature very similar to Kraken descriptions exists, the Colossal Squid. In 2007 the largest known Colossal Squid was captured in the waters off New Zealand. It weighed 495kg and was 10m long. How big does the Colossal Squid grow? No one knows. Is there larger undiscovered Kraken-like creatures alive today? No one knows.
Here is where this post gets creepy…
The Tunguska Event. A cataclysm of apocalyptic proportions occurred in Central Siberia in 1908. A mystery that still has scientists baffled to this day.
In the Tunguska region at 7:17am on 30 June 1908 an ‘event’ flattened an estimated 80 million trees over an area of 2,000 square km. The blast (if that was what it was) was 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and generated a shock wave that knocked people unconscious 60km from the epicentre. In the following weeks, night skies over Europe and western Russia glowed brightly enough for people to read by. Mysteriously, there was no crater or any other clear evidence for what exploded. Continue Reading
I have somewhat of a soft spot for retro sci-fi films.
Recently I watched the 1973 cult-classic "Soylent Green". A slow, depressing story about an over-populated, dying earth in 2022 where the only food available to the masses are wafers made by the Soylent Corperation. The ever-so-predictable twist was that the future's elderly were euthanaised and turned into corn chips.
What is extremely disturbing is that movie's premise is perhaps closer to being science fact, than science fiction.