Thursday, March 11, 2010

Oklahoma Octopus

Life has a way showing up in the most unexpected places. Can man made lakes contain a human eating monster? Well according to witnesses,.......YES THEY CAN.

Drownings had increased by 40% in the year 2008, from the previous year, according to Oklahoma Lake Patrol. What is really spooky, is when they search for their bodies ( of the people suspected of being preyed upon)......they are never found.

What lakes are involved in the water monster controversy?

*Lake Oologah- Holds 29,500 acres of water and is formed along the Verdigris River.

*Lake Tenkiller- Was created by damming the Illinois River for hydroelectric power and flood control, in 1947-1952. The lake covers 12,900 acres.

*Lake Thunderbird- Holds 6,000 acres of water and was constructed in 1962- 1965, to provide water to the surrounding communities.

Are people being dragged to their deaths inside these lakes?

Lets go back to 2007,....and what was suppose to be a nice family outing in Oklahoma. A young boy starts screaming while out in the water, .....he is shrieking that something is pulling him under!

Air Rescue is called in and attempts to find the boy however, the boy never returns to the surface.

There is no denying that drowning rates are rising in the state of Oklahoma and when examined closely, good swimmers going down and not resurfacing, can not easily be explained.

Whether they witnessed a friend or a loved one survive an ordeal or they survived the encounter themselves, item is constant,......the people involved claimed they were being pulled under!

Lakes around the planet report mysterious creatures living within them, that science has yet to understand. Man made lakes would be the perfect home for a water loving creature,.....but how did it get there?

It wouldn't be the first time that a species was relocated by human hands,.....(or otherwise) into a foreign environment. Look a the predatory Asian Snakehead found in numerous bodies of water, inside the United States,.......the vicious Red -bellied Piranha fished out of the water, for the last three years in Missouri Lake.

Well,..... what are people seeing in the Oklahoma Lakes?

A behemoth octopus the size of a cow or horse, whose massive, suction cup tentacles have been described as reddish- brown in color.

Octopus in the ocean have been known to reach incredible sizes of 600 lbs, with arm spans of 30 feet! ( A documented record.) They have two ever watchful, large eyes, and four pairs of powerful arms covered in circular suction cups, that hold fast to it's prey. The mouth is located where all the arms come together, under the head,... in the center of this area, you will find a hard and extremely strong beak. The majority of octopus have no skeleton system, either internal or external, so they are capable of fitting into shockingly small spaces. Choosing to hide until it is time to eat, they are very illusive by nature, but have been found in ocean areas all around the globe. These amazing creatures have the ability to change color and have be recorded mimicking shapes of other animals when predators are near.

Their intelligence is off the charts! Octopus have been recorded learning by observation and have shown they are good with mazes, problem solving and the use of tools.

More examples of intellect include,.......

*Fishermen have claimed to find a stealth octopus, that quietly climbed aboard the vessel, opened the hold where the crabs are kept, and proceeded to go inside and eat the captive crabs!

*Octopus have been recorded lifting the lid of their aquarium, crawling out.......walking to another aquarium (that was in it's view)........ crawling inside,.......eating the contents.............then returning to it's own aquarium once more, where it even returns the aquarium lid!

Indeed,.....the intellect of these water creatures is astounding!

OK, so we have determined that they can grow very large with tremendous strength and have the ability to plan and think things through........but can they live in fresh water?

Currently there are NO KNOWN fresh water species of octopus, however they may have the ability to adapt to fresh water. Many other species in nature have proven that change is not only possible, it is a constant. Several examples come to mind...........

*Jellyfish once thought only capable of living in ocean waters, has adapted itself to live in fresh water.

*Bull Sharks once believed to be ocean dwellers only, are known to swim up rivers and in other areas of the world ,....swim in their lakes!

I don't know what is happening in these lakes.....but it is obvious ....SOMETHING IS.

Remember everyone laughed at the sailors of old, who spoke of giant octopus attacking their ships,.......the public responded with, "WELL IF WE DON'T SEE IT----then it must have been imagined." Flash forward to 2006, when science finally recognised the giant 65 foot long squid,.... weighing as much as two school buses and is known to attack whales.

Doubters beware,.........truth is always stranger than fiction.

Want to see a brief video by Animal Planet?

1 comment:

  1. I have been reading alot of personal posts around the internet, on these very lakes. It seems that the catfish inside of these bodies of water, have grown to reach incredible size, on occasion. Posters have claimed to see 4-5 foot long specimens!
    This would not be unusual for catfish, that have plenty of room to grow, with a large food supply. Catfish in Asia have grown to over 600lbs and reached lengths of over 8 feet!

    Catfish living in the Amazon, have been found on the river banks, dead........having choked on the body of a child!

    They will pull down their prey and drown it. If they are large enough, they will pursue a human.

    Is it possible that a large Catfish, is pulling people under? Are people mistaking the long whiskers of the fish for the tentacles of an octopus?

    All very interesting. Just thought I would put it out there.