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ATS: 'Chilean Blob' Mystery Finally Solved

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posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 07:41 PM
The existence of monsters has always fascinated the human mind, during the course of history we learned that it's mostly our fantastic imagination that makes them exist. This time it seems like we did it again, once again science had to censor our minds. The "Chilean Blob" or similar cases, described by some as possible “monsters” of the sea, are actually the remains of whales, according to marine biologists research.

New Scientist - Beach blob mystery solved at last

In July 2003, a 13-tonne blob of amorphous tissue rolled ashore in Los Muermos, Chile. Local marine biologists could find no bones in it, prompting speculation that it might be the body of a new species of giant octopus.

Even the discovery of the unique dermal glands of the sperm whale in the blob could not dampen this popular hope.

But Sidney Pierce of the University of Southern Florida in Tampa and his colleagues have put the blob through further tests. As they now report in The Biological Bulletin (vol 206, p 125), electron microscopy has revealed a network of tough collagen fibres that are consistent with whale tissue. Also, although no cells remain in the blob, fragments of its DNA match that of a sperm whale.

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CBC News - DNA tests solve mystery of Chilean sea 'blob'
"These results unequivocally demonstrate that the Chilean blob is the almost completely decomposed remains of the blubber layer of a sperm whale," the team wrote in the June issue of The Biological Bulletin.

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Below are similar cases solved by the researchers during the investigation.
These were proven to be of whale origin by conducting similar tests.

  1. 1896 giant octopus of St Augustine
  2. 1960 the Tasmanian west coast monster
  3. 1990's two Bermuda blobs
  4. 1996 Nantucket blob

Related Articles:
BBC - Chilean blob could be octopus

[edit on 6-27-2004 by Valhall]

posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 09:28 PM
i was wondering if they would ever find out what that thing was.I bet some people that where going to open souvenir are a little unhappy.

posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 04:25 AM
Considering that the first "blob" was found over 100yrs ago, thats a long
time for any mystery to be embellished,


posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 12:03 PM
Look... it's like this... scientists say one thing but secular and wholistic forensic evidence says another. We need to stop treating our "scientists" like they are some sort of infallable papacy! They have been proven wrong in their "theories" many times before. But in an effort to save face, tenure, or federal grants powerful champions rally behind them to support their specious theories.

Regarding BLOB... the sperm whale blubber theory sounds plausible, on the surface... however, we need to factor in the intelligence community data too. Off of the coast of South America (Generally @ 50°S x 100°W - Chile also considered) the Brits have been using our once classified Navy's SOSUS network. They have detected the audio signature of an unusually large deep sea creature. It makes the unmistakable sound of "bloop!!". It can be heard for thousands of miles! It's not a blue whale as bloop is much bigger than that. It could be a giant squid. But squids don't have a gas sac which allows them to make underwater sounds. So with the coincidence of BLOB it makes one wonder. Do we really know EVERYTHING we claim we know?

CNN 1997 Story on BLOOP

Actual Underwater Closeup Photo of a BLOOP eating something... (Taken by the PMS 395 Navy Seal Team aboard the USSBN Grande Broma Apr1-04 2460 hours patrolling Torres Strait - Punta Arenas (via great north east channel) depth 7,311 near -50°x-100°)

Think for yourself...

posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 02:28 PM
will they killed another mystery for everyone just like all the other mystery the university and the goverment has killed in the past millanium. sometime i think that some mystery's should be left alown so people can wounder about them

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