One of the toughest tasks to overcome in the cryptid world is ignorance. Now there is also a fringe of this element that goes on in the paranormal world that is applicable as well. (The folks that are holier than thou thinking paranormal investigation is the “devil’s work.”) So first let me say this disclaimer, […]
Originally Posted on Ancient Origins
By April Holloway
According to Scandinavian mythology, the Kraken was a giant sea creature (said to be 1 mile long) believed to eat whales and devour entire ships, and generally described as being similar to an octopus or squid. It was first mentioned in the 13th century Icelandic saga, Örvar-Oddr. Now researchers have found a fossil which they believe relates to this so-called mythical creature.
Two years ago, researchers discovered the remains of a marine lizard which contained a strange pattern believed to have been caused by a Kraken-style octopus. While this conclusion was largely criticized, Professor McMenamin, a palaeontologist at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts has cited new fossil discoveries which support the initial hypothesis that a giant octopus or squid once dominated the oceans.
The initial discovery in 2011 consisted of a strange arrangement of vertebrae of a sea reptile called ichthyosaur that lived around 200 to 250 million years ago found in Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada. Professor McMenamin believes that the way the bones were arranged could not have occurred naturally and appears to have been the result of an attack by a much larger predator. If it was done by a Kraken-type squid, it would have needed to be up to 30 meters long –today’s largest giant octopus species are rarely larger than a human being.
The latest finding is believed to be part of the beak of a giant ancient octopus- or squid-type creature, as well as more bones arranged in unusual patterns and shapes which contain sucker markings. Next to the remains of the ichthyosaur was a ‘debris pile’ of scattered bones that were no longer in their correct order within the skeleton.
According to Professor McMenamin, the arrangement of the bones and the positioning of the sucker markings suggest that the reptile was drowned or had its neck snapped. It was then carried away from where it was killed, probably into the Kraken’s lair and dumped, leading to the pile of remains which were found. While some scientists remain skeptical of the theory, it is certainly deserving of further research.
One of my hobbies is reading up on cryptids… and well the “Thunder Bird” is one I think could still be around today. The video is an interview done by SnowWalkerPrime of Team Tazer Bigfoot. It’s a little long… but it’s worth listening too.
Team Tazer Bigfoot explains why Sasquatch avoids human beings. One more piece of the puzzle inserted in place by TeamTazerBigfoot. Searching for the Truth. Uncovering the mystery that is Bigfoot.
From SnowWalkerPrime of Team Tazer… The DNA has been confirmed well not really. Love his videos as they are both entertaining, and educational at the same time. Enjoy!