Sea monsters

holoow

Ad Honorem
Jun 2012
3,850
Vilnius, Lithuania
Were stories about Sea monsters attacking ships really true?
 
May 2009
1,335
Giant squid too. This was considered a fabulous creature up until relatively recently.

Sawfish were also dreaded in many cultures because of their destructive powers.
 
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Apr 2018
30
Canada
Giant squid too. This was considered a fabulous creature up until relatively recently.

Sawfish were also dreaded in many cultures because of their destructive powers.
There have also been stories of giant squid attacking boats even in modern times.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephalopod_attack#Giant_squid

I also remember on CBC Radio from years ago, accounts of survivors of U-Boat attacks off of Newfoundland being attacked by giant squids.
 
Jan 2016
388
Ohio
yes and no.

A lot of the legends are based on creatures I'm sure existed.

The giant squid can reach 40 feet that we know of. Im sure some can reach longer. So I'm sure it was a scary sight to see a squid as big as your boat.

Biggest octopus was 30 feet and 600 lbs.

Moby Dick took inspiration from the Essex.