YouTube video, taken somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico:
"...hey, did you see that? Is that a shark or something? What is--"
From the Tampa Bay Bulletin
...Coast Guard is calling off the search for three boaters who have been missing since...
From the Furnace Creek, California Daily Record
California State Police are asking for the public's help in searching for this hiker, who was last seen on January 27th heading towards...
Recording of a 911 call, traced to near Tecopa, California:
"...what is your emergen--"
"It's huge! This thing is [expletive] huge!"
"Sir, calm down--"
"This [garbled]! It's [garbled] my car! Oh God, help!"
"What is your location, sir?"
[garbled unidentifiable noises]
From a forum post on redwoods.com, titled "Saw This On Wednesday" and accompanied by a blurry picture of something unnatural:
...saw this in the sky near Nickel Creek; apologies for the condition of...
...ya this looks shopped, i can tell by the pixels and from...
...yeah well your mom's shopped, lolol...
...no this is legit, I saw it too near Yurok and...
From the Klamath Telegraph
, "Tragic Attack At Redwoods":
...state wildlife officials have declined to comment on exactly what type of creature... unconfirmed reports that the wounds on the victims' bodies do not match those made by a bear or mountain lion... visitors to the park are urged to take cautions and avoid...
From MSNBC's Counter-Fire
, January 29th:
"...this giant creature in the Gulf of Mexico is quite clearly the product of unrestrained climate change, and--"
"Oh, that's such bull[censored]! You know who it is? It's those gods that came back-- everything's gone wrong since they showed up, and I'll bet you anything that they're behind this too!"
"Now, come on, there's no proof of that!"
"Oh yeah?! Look at the history books sometime; look at that Triton guy! Calling up all kinds of sea monsters-- this is just a page out of his playbook, and you're just too scared to admit it!"
"But what's the point? Why would he want..."
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