Because it has recently popped up in a Cracked article, I have been reminded of my fasination with the Bloop. Now, as I have written previously on this site – my father once had a fascinating encounter with an enormous creature that’s not supposed to exist. It happened off the coast of Crimea, during a military diving exercise. My dad was in the water that night with a fellow navyman, and although his friend corroborated his story, the entire incident was written off on paranoia.
My father said the creature looked like an enormous sea worm, which lead me to dub it the Great Wyrm in later years. It couldn’t breathe fire, considering it was in the sea, but who knows what it can do if it can scramble up on land? Anything, my friends, anything.
My father’s Great Wyrm couldn’t possibly have been large enough to make the Bloop noise that has so mystified both scientists and Lovecraft fans, but the entire incident does make you wonder about how the sea is still basically a vast, unexplored, and bizarre realm where all sorts of crazy shit can happen. Evolution states we rose out of the sea, but the way back has been hard to find. And now that we have begun to dip our toes all over again, thanks to technology, who knows what we’re going to find, or what’s going to find us?
The creepiest thing ever is listening to the Bloop in “real time” (thanks, BloopWatch.org!), without noise reduction. Go ahead, try it, and then tell me how you’ll avoid dreaming about insanely huge monsters opening their cavernous mouths in the deep, dark, cold waters of the ocean and emitting horrifying signals of doom and destruction before snacking on hapless bystanders.
Aside from the vengeful and hungry Bloop-maker and my father’s Wyrm , tales of an insane monster have long circulated in a village in Ukraine. Continue reading “The Bloop! The Great Wyrm Rises! And Lake Somino!”