Deep sea horror, this bigfin squid image is the stuff of nightmares.

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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 10:57 PM
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From Wikipedia:


The bigfin squids are a group of rarely seen cephalopods with a distinctive morphology. They are placed in the genus Magnapinna and family Magnapinnidae. Although the family is known only from larval, paralarval, and juvenile specimens, some authorities believe the adult creature has also been seen; several videos have been taken of animals nicknamed the "long-arm squid", which appear to have a similar morphology. Adult specimens have never been captured or sampled--it remains uncertain if they are the same genus, or only distant relatives.


Some of you will remember seeing the 2007 video from a Shell Oil ROV, taken at a depth of about 1.5 miles, showing one of these elusive creatures.

from the same Wikipedia page:


On November 11, 2007, a new video of a long-arm squid was filmed off Perdido, a drilling site owned by Shell Oil Company, located 200 statute miles (320 km) off Houston, Texas in the Gulf of Mexico.[7]
The specimens in the videos looked very distinct from all previously known squids. Uniquely among cephalopods, the arms and tentacles were of the same length and looked identical (like extinct belemnites). The appendages were also held perpendicular to the body, creating the appearance of strange "elbows". Most remarkable was the length of the elastic tentacles, which has been estimated at stretching up to 15–20 times the mantle length. Estimates based on video evidence put the total length of the largest specimens at 8 metres (26 ft) or more.[8] On close ups of the body and head, it is also apparent that the fins are extremely large, being proportionately nearly as big as those of bigfin squid larvae. While they do appear similar to the larvae, no specimens or samples of the adults have been taken, leaving their exact identity unknown.


An unknown person has generated a composite image from the frames of this video and the result is pretty horrifying, made no less so by the green hue. The image has been making the rounds and I hadn't seen it on ATS so I thought I'd share.



Another mental image to keep me from going in much further than waist deep
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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:08 PM
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Nope.
And nope nope.

That is a heck of a lot more creepy looking then I was hoping.
But also quite fascinating.
I'm going to have to go search the web some.

Thank you for the post.



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:10 PM
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What the hell is that?? It looks like a pissed off midget alien with crazy ass tentacles....



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:20 PM
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jhn7537
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What the hell is that?? It looks like a pissed off midget alien with crazy ass tentacles....


Iol. "Bigfin squid" really doesn't seem an adequately descriptive moniker does it? If I were in the business of naming new and horrifying creatures of the deep, I'd name this one "Puppet Master Squid."



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:31 PM
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I think "Nope Squid of Nope Nope" is just as fitting for those with squid phobias.



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:33 PM
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Holy ripped nylons Batman.

Who needs ufo's when we've got creatures like this hiding in our oceans ?!

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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:38 PM
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Just wait, tomorrow it'll be on the menu for some moronic human. Poor thing should have run away and hid.



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:54 PM
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That could haunt one's nightmares forever.



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:55 PM
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It kind of looks like an angry goat head with nightmarish contraptions hooked to it like Edward Scissorhands.... but not nearly as endearing... and way more creepy.



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 12:13 AM
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Giant sea-going bacteriophage?



Perhaps we ought to call it a "sea kitten", that's PETA's most recent moniker for such things.



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 12:25 AM
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Thank you for tonight's nightmare....

Des



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 12:55 AM
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My wife won't go into the ocean because she has this half-serious, half-joking fear that something will grab her by the legs and pull her under. I think that picture will really seal the deal for her!



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 01:19 AM
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What the hell is that??


IDK, but it's going to make a great horror film.

Coming to a theater near you.



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 01:20 AM
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Looks like a Chuckie Doll squid. Angry one at that.



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 02:17 AM
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That's no squid, that's one of Obamas puppet masters, The strings are a dead giveaway



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 02:36 AM
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that wouldn't hurt a fly,


unless the mantel was 4' across, lol!



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 03:16 AM
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Such an amazing, eerie creature!



posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 03:25 AM
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Makes me think of this.


Nevermind, someone beat me to it.

Bedlam
Giant sea-going bacteriophage?



Perhaps we ought to call it a "sea kitten", that's PETA's most recent moniker for such things.
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posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 08:17 AM
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EDIT: post removed i had missed an important part of the original post.
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posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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Crazy and truly terrifying...








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