Antarctica is a huge continent covered with ice, located at the South Pole of the Earth. It was discovered less than two hundred years ago and is still largely unexplored.
Some of the most popular conspiracy theories have been linked to Antarctica, from a hidden Third Reich Nazi base to crashed UFOs and hidden dungeon entrances.
And there are several stories about how strange creatures were seen near its shores. Below are two of the most interesting and plausible of them.
The Encounter With Strange Creatures In Antarctica
In February 1958, the Japanese research vessel “Soya” was near the Flatware Islands, in Lützow-Holm Bay (Dronning Maud Land). The ship was sailing through the ice with the help of the icebreaker USCGC Burton Island, and during this, Captain Matsumoto Mitsuru noticed a huge dark figure just below the surface of the cold water.
He warned the crew and at first, they thought they were empty barrels thrown out by another ship. But then the object began to move intensively and it became clear that it was a living being. Moreover, it is very strange and not similar to the known inhabitants of the Arctic waters.
It was 12-15 meters long and a row of pointed fins protruded from its back, giving the impression of a “jagged ridge”. This ridge ran from the head and along the entire back of the animal. Its head was shaped like the head of a cow, but its wide-mouthed muzzle was more like that of a monkey.
The creature had large eyes and pointed ears, and its entire body was covered in a dark brown layer of rather long fur. This strange animal was seen by all the crew members and for some time it swam next to the ship, and then went into the icy depths and did not appear again.
By the way, there was also a marine biologist on the team, and he was never able to identify this animal or at least name the family to which it could belong.
Another strange sea monster was spotted in 1967 by the crew of the Russian whaling ship Sovetskaya Rossiya. In December of that year, the ship was in the Antarctic region and a helicopter was sent ahead of it to conduct aerial reconnaissance for dangerous ice blocks.
As they flew over an unspecified region, they allegedly saw a pair of huge snake-like sea creatures. They were at least 14 meters long and about 1 meter wide.
These snake-like or eel-like creatures were light brown in color and swam with specific “convulsive” movements. The creatures so astounded the pilots that they sent out a warning about them as a possible danger to all ships in the area.
Later, from the same area, reports began to come from the crews of other ships that they also saw these creatures. Moreover, in one case, “a large group that hunted a flock of whales” was described.
The stories of strange creatures and unexplained phenomena in Antarctica are certainly fascinating and intriguing. From the accounts of the Japanese research vessel “Soya” to the sighting of giant snake-like sea creatures by the crew of the Russian whaling ship Sovetskaya Rossiya, there are many unanswered questions that continue to spark our curiosity.
While some may be skeptical about these stories, it’s always important to keep an open mind and consider all possibilities. What do you think about these mysterious accounts? Do you believe that there could be unknown creatures living in the icy depths of the Antarctic waters? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.
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