Yeah this is a topic related to a rather popular thread on the go at the moment.
I decided to start this thread to see if anyone has had similar experiences as it is not something I'd ever come across apart from my own..
Mid 90's I had the rare opportuntity of a holiday which I decided to take in Halkidiki (Greece)
Now if you know the 'three legs' of Greece it was a place called Palini (on the westernmost leg) which looks across to Torini on the middle leg.
Strangely enough it was before a storm too..blowing onshore from the middle leg.The wind was due to get up so I'd thought I'd go hire a windsurfing
rig but was discouraged as the guy "Wasn't insured for stoopid englishmen tryin to get struck by lighting"
I decided instead to go 'free diving' out to where the shallow white sands dip off rapidly to 'whatever'..you know where the lovely tropical
looking green sea turns to blue.. about 400m out..
Now on this 'border' there were buoys attached to anchors below..so I decided to see how deep I could go pulling myself down on the anchor
After hyperventilating a while I started to descend but after about 50-60ft realised there was NO WAY I was going to make it to the bottom safely so I
reconsidered and decided to float around a bit...
Here's where it goes weird..
(Now the goggle were quite well stuck to my face with the pressure so I could see clearly with no leaks.. )
On the bottom of the white sand area was the darkest 'blob' I ever recall seeing..
Of course I assumed it was the shadow of a cloud as the mini-storm was about half way across the 'bay'..but looking up through the waves above I
could see the sun clearly as the squall wind hadn't roughed up the surface yet.
It just 'sat' there moving happily across the sand in any direction..
I thought it could have been a very large Bin bag.. a shoal of very black fish.. a mini oil slick..but it was SO black it was unreal..like COAB said..
like a light..almost shining..electrical wise..
I remember feeling so COMPLETELY VULNERABLE at that moment ..400m out 50ft down but still calm enough to surface without panicking luckily.
At the surface I still watched it for a while but as whitecaps were starting to head in I decided to scarper ..
It was only when I started swimming in I got spooked..Glad I was wearing those turbo flippers
The odd thing was that it appeared 2d.. it seemed like if I was to swim up to it and around it it would still look the same from any angle....
Anyone else had a 'Blacklight' encounter? on land/sea/air even?