RE. THAT ANTARCTIC QUATTUOROPUS STORY
WARNING: this one is so strange that I think it's safe to say that I'm somewhere between 99 and 100% skeptical of it, but even then, it's worth passing along and filing away in your "Strange Stuff and Rumors about Antarctica" file. To be sure, I think this story has all the distinct "odor" of one of those stories that occasionally comes along that has been deliberately planted on the internet, perhaps to have a bit of fun, or perhaps just to track to see where it travels in cyber space, and who picks it up and talks about it. It was shared by C.J.D.M., but before we can get to it, first a little background as to why I'm sharing it at all, given my skepticism.
For one thing, I'm sharing it on the off chance that that 0.000.....1 percent that avoids my skepticism might prove to be true. So with that in mind, down to my other reasons.
Regular readers here know that I think something mighty strange is "up" down there. I've rehearsed the strangeness of the place many times on this website (and in my books dealing with what I've called the post-war "Nazi International"). At the risk of boring those who know those books and previous blogs, permit me to bring anyone who may not know up to speed. The strangest thing about Antarctica is the list of people associated with the place. That list includes:
- Nazi Reichsmarshal Hermann Goering, founder of the Luftwaffe and Gestapo, and ultimate sponsor of the 1938-1939 expedition to that continent, about which there is much conjecture and little fact;
- Nazi Party head and Hitler's personal deputy thereto, Reichminister Rudolf Hess, whose connections to the continent (and to Goering) are strange indeed. It's too complicated a story to recount here, save to note that the subject of Antarctica was delicately raised by a British diplomat in conversation with Herr Hess after the latter's famous flight to Great Britain in May 1941. (For the complicated story, see my book Hess and the Penguins which is available in the bookstore on this site). The mere fact that the subject would be obliquely raised during these conversations leads me to think that the public story for the Nazi expedition - that they were looking for fishing grounds and lubricants from whales - is a cover story, much like the story put out in connection to America's postwar Operation Highjump expedition to the continent (see bel0w, number 5);
- Current Ottomaniac and would-be sultan Mr. Erdogan of Turkey, who wants a permanent Turkish presence on the continent;
- Various "royals", including Spanish King Juan Carlos, who along with Britain's Prince Harry, have visited the continent;
- Admiral Richard Byrd, whose postwar expedition - Operation Highjump - was somewhat suspiciously called off after only a few weeks, when it was outfitted for several months' stay. The expedition, as anyone familiar with it knows, was a rather large scale military affair, complete with some Marines, an escort aircraft carrier, and so on. The expedition was planned with the personal involvement of the then head of the naval staff, Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, and then Secretary of the Navy John Forrestal. The public was told that the expedition was simply to test Arctic tactics and equipment, but as I've pointed out, Alaska or Canada would have done for that; there was no need to outfit an entire fleet and bear the expense of an expedition which was ended much sooner than intended. The ending itself, as most who are familiar with it know, is shrouded in suspicion, since Admiral Byrd gave an interview to a reporter of the El Mercurio newspaper of Santiago de Chile who was traveling with the small press corps on the journey, saying words to the effect that the USA would have to prepare to defend itself against aircraft that could fly from pole to pole at tremendous speed. Needless to say, these remarks touched off a firestorm of speculation that continues to this day;
- Former U.S. Secretary of State John "Ketsup" Kerry, who in the middle of a diplomatic junket during one of the most hotly contested elections in American history in 2016, took a little detour to the continent because (we were told) he was personally interested in "climate change" and wanted to see it firsthand (uh huh... yea... sure). At the time, I speculated that perhaps Kerry's visit was really about conducting diplomacy. If so, then the questions is, with whom? and why there?
- Apollo 11 astronaut Ed "Buzz" Aldrin, who visited the continent, and allegedly tweeted some odd things about his visit, both before and after it. For example, prior to boarding his flight from South Africa to the continent, he tweeted that he was "going to the launchpad," leaving people to wonder whether that was "astronautese" for the flight to Antarctica, or whether it was intended as a reference to the continent itself. Then, falling ill during his visit, he had to be evacuated, but not before allegedly tweeting that what he saw down there was "evil."
With that context in mind, recall that many years ago there was something of a minor "furor" over whatever it was that the Russians had discovered in their deep drilling efforts over Lake Vostok, a vast underground lake on the polar continent. One story was that during their deep drilling they found a form of life that existed in no known list. (See the following, for example: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-antarctica-idUSBRE92611L20130307)
As can be seen, the idea that an unknown life form in the form of microbial life is not implausible, especially in an underground lake on an isolated continent, which lake itself has been isolated from the rest of the world for quite some time, millions of years in fact.
But... now there's a new story, and it is a whopper doozie, because the source of the story, a Dr. Anton Padalka, was allegedly on that Russian team doing the drilling at Lake Vostok, and according to him, they found much more than microbes:
Now this, as I say, is a whopper. It may be the biggest "big fish" story ever, except in this case, we're dealing with one of my favorite animals: the octopus. So, picking out the important paragraphs from the story, here's what we have:
GENEVA — A defecting Russian scientist has surfaced with a mind-bending account of what REALLY occurred when he and his colleagues went missing for five days in a mysterious lake 12,366 feet beneath the Antarctic ice.
Dr. Anton Padalka told authorities in Switzerland that the researchers discovered a bizarre and deadly life form dubbed Organism 46-B – a highly intelligent octopus-like creature that claimed the lives of three of the team members.
But the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin claimed that “nothing of scientific interest” was found – because the former KGB strongman hopes to weaponize the organism.
“The discovery of such unusual life in Lake Vostok was the most important scientific breakthrough in decades, but we were ordered not to divulge it because of Mr. Putin’s sinister scheme,” the whistleblowing geologist told the Swiss.
It was in early February 2012 that members of the Russian Antarctic Expedition succeeded in the drilling through more than two miles of thick ice to Lake Vostok – a project that took more than 30 years. Because the freshwater lake has been sealed off from the rest of the world for between 15 and 34 million years, scientists had predicted they would find new species that had evolved far differently than any seen before.
Just as the eight man team neared the lake all communication with the outside world mysteriously ceased. As days crept by and the researchers failed to respond to increasing frantic efforts to reach them by radio, fellow scientists worldwide feared the worst.
“No word from the ice for 5 days,” Dr. John Priscu, a professor of ecology at Montana State University and head of a similar Antarctic exploration program grimly told Fox News at the time. “I can only imagine what it’s like.”
Or maybe he couldn’t. Dr Padalka claims that during this time, he and his colleagues were fighting for their lives in the lost world deep beneath the earth’s surface.
“We encountered Organism 46-B on day one as we were conducting a preliminary dive in our low-temperature wetsuits,” he recounts. “It disabled our radio, which we later learned to our alarm, was intentional.”
Although the creature has 14 arms instead of the usual eight, it kills in a similar manner to an ordinary octopus — seizing its prey, injecting it with paralyzing saliva then dismembering it into small pieces with its beak. But Organism 46-B has another trick up its sleeve.
“It is able to paralyze prey at a distance of up to 150 feet by releasing its venom into the water from an organ similar to its ink sac,” explained Dr. Padlaka. “Tragically, my colleague and life-long friend Dr. Vindogradov was killed this way. He tread water wearing a blissful smile as the organism approached him. We watched helplessly as it used its arms to tear off his head, then popped his remains its mouth. It was as if it had hypnotized him telepathically.”
The 33-foot-long man-eater also boasts extraordinary camouflage that helped it stalk the researchers.
“Many species of octopus can alter their appearance, usually to avoid larger predators,” Dr. Padalka explained. “Sacs of colorful pigments called chromatophores allow them to change colors, and by contracting their muscles they can blend in with the smooth ocean floor or a craggy coral reef. The well-known mimic octopus can contort its boneless body to take on the shape of a sea snake or stingray.”
But the shape-shifting abilities of Organism 46-B sound almost diabolical.
“It shaped itself into the form of a human diver. We thought it was one my colleagues swimming toward us in scuba gear. By the time the closest scientist realized what it was, it had grabbed him and torn him to bits.”
If an arm of an ordinary octopus is cut off, the severed limb will crawl away – sometimes even seize prey and place it in the mouth of the octopus. Experts say that’s because each arm contains a cluster of neurons – essentially its own brain. The arms of Organism 46-B demonstrated a chilling knack for operating autonomously.
“After our sole female researcher chopped off one of the arms with an ax, the severed limb yanked the weapon out of her hands,” recalled the scientist. “That night the arm slithered onto the icy bank where we were sleeping and strangled her.”
The experts believe that not only does the octopus regenerate its limbs, the brainy severed tentacle may be able to form a new octopus.
Octopuses are extraordinarily intelligent, able to negotiate mazes, use tools and even build structures with Legos. The newly discovered entity is in a class by itself.
“From the way it adapted each time we changed our tactics, we became convinced it is at least as intelligent as an average human,” Dr. Padalka revealed. “If we were not all Ph.Ds, I fear it would have in the end outwitted us.”
A fourteen-armed (or rather, tentacled) octopus, that's thirty-three feet long (hmmm... thirty-three)!? Ok, I can buy the intelligence part. One can go on Youtube and look at any number of videos of octopus solving complex puzzles, or even watching other octopus solving complex puzzles, and then doing the same task themselves. One can find videos of them collecting baubles and junk from the seafloor to decorate their lairs, solving puzzles, and building things. I can even buy the "battle with the evil octopus" idea, and even that it deliberately smashed their radio. I can even buy the shape-shifting into a form looking like a scuba-diver, because octopus are masters of camouflaging themselves to look like something else, from sea snakes to coral reefs or a rock. And curiously enough, there have been for a number of years stories of battles in (or beneath) Antarctica, with postwar British SAS forces battling everything from Nazis to "monsters". Indeed, Nexus magazine ran a series about this allegation many years ago.
Believe it or not, none of this, really, makes the whole story questionable to my mind. What makes it highly dubious in my opinion is this:
Miraculously, the eggheads were able to capture the creature in a tank. After the five surviving scientists made their way to the surface, the program’s director ordered that the bore hole be immediately plugged. The geologists expected to be honored internationally for their amazing find. To their great disappointment, however, the Russian government claimed that the team had found no life in Lake Vostok – and denied that divers had even entered the water. (Emphasis added)
Really? A tank big enough to hold a fourteen-tentacled octopus that's also a Scottish Rite Freemason? (After all, it was 33 feet long! That's quite a secret handshake!) How did the Russians manage to get a tank big enough to fit such a large octopus (perhaps we should call it a quattuoropus, since it has fourteen tentacles) through the bore hole? And how, in spite of all their troubles, did they manage to herd it into the tank? And presumably, they did this to bring it to the surface through that bore hole, requiring heavy lift equipment?
So yea, color me (extremely) skeptical on this one. But at least it was 99.999...9 percent entertaining.
It's that other 0.000...1 percent that I find disturbing.
See you on the flip side...
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This telepathic octopus made me think of that scene from The OA with Prairie and Old Knight. And it looked like Old Knight had more than 8 tentacles too.
OMG the best read I’ve had ALL week! lol THANK U Dr. Farrell
The part about the severed arm creeping back to strangle the female PhD in her sleep (no doubt in her skivvies) is maybe the best story development I’ve heard in a long while…but why stop there? didn’t the arm also pickpocket the team’s valuables? Did Quatti use Nazi lightning bolts and swastikas in its skinchange camo cause those were its last human enemies? This really really needs to be a sequel to The Thing, and then “Quatti Mates The Thing”, Then “Sons and Daughters of Quatti”…
Bonus: Padalka is just the most fun name to say.
I recall (from reading a book by a lady scientist who loved octopuses) that the pacific octopus, while the size of a family car, can get through a hole the size of an orange. So getting our monster through the borehole would not be problematic. As for the rest of it…
There are quite a few stories of weirdness regarding Antarctica. One about your almost favorite cephalopod type would seem written just for you. Begs the question, “What are they fishing for?” Their phishing trollers used to roam the high-seas for warships and signal catches with their fishing pole look-a-like antennas.
Interesting article by Miles Mathis:
“Who are the Rothschilds?”
“Or, more precisely, who were the Rothschilds? In other words, where did they come from? We are told they arose from nowhere as bankers in the 1760s in Frankfurt, and that the name means ‘Redshield’.
The simplest answer to this question would be that the family was already a top family of Europe, and that they simply changed their name in the mid-18th century or earlier to hide their past. And that is indeed what I found.”
beat me to it again GH, Miles answer to that question is the most feasible.
open source genetic testing… what have they got to hide?
this is a companion piece, more details on the Old hag from Threadneedle St that I had known.
In MM terms “What made this bank charter special was its inside connection to the House of Stuart and its location inside the untouchable City of London Corporation – that one square mile of sovereign within a sovereign ceded in 1067 by William the Conqueror to the inhabitants of London’
One wonders if even the 1290 Expulsion affected the Phoenecian Navy and their primary port of Lon-Don.
Pierre, a good article – although infuriating. Thanks!
Did not know this:
“In 1951 during the fog of the Korean War and with the Secretary of the Treasury in the hospital, the Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury – not Congress – handed the power to set interest rates independently of government economic policy entirely to the Federal Reserve System. … This single act by an adjutant set the stage for the Federal Reserve System to wield incredible power over government policy and essentially hold Congress to ransom… So the Federal Reserve System now had the power to create or destroy national wealth by reducing or raising interest rates and there was no legal stipulation for whom their policies should benefit.”
(I would love to get this author – ‘ICE-9’ – and Miles Mathis alone in a room – maybe with Michael Hudson – and hammer-out a true history of the world…)
P & GH perhaps ALL the genetics testing/harvesting …is going on because “they/someone” found or Is in possession of “technology” ….that can ONLY be accessed/activated …by DNA ? ?
Ahh, the Stargate series springs to mind. Which, of course, brings up that there must have been an enemy of sufficient fearsome-ness to warrant the DNA ‘keying’. And where is that enemy now…
Lol gh Maybe ON the way …..back ?¿? ?
Jim Marrs before his passing said that one of the portals was
in Mount Ziel,Australia.Shame that Admiral Byrd’s personal notes were confiscated.Highly intelligent life can shape-shift rendering it ……je ne sais quoi
maybe be cause it is antipodean to the bermuda triangle
Mt Ziel is only 10 miles from hermannsburg.
I suggest you contact Kerry Cassidy at Project Camelot or go through some of her hundreds of interview topics. She has familiarity with goings on at the South Pole, plus many interviews (per 1,500) with military and other contacts thru the years. Her interviews contain information about various races of ETs who live inside the earth in various places, with portals that allow them to enter the surface of the planet. I have heard about portals near Cuba, in Afghanistan, and (where else?) The Vatican. Recently a huge area of central Australia (Uluru) was identified as such a location. Science Fiction meets us smack in the face just when we thought …. well what did we think? We are definitely NOT alone.
I’m sorry but I do not regard her, nor many of her sources, as being all that reliable.
Perhaps it is simply symbolic language as an allusion to ongoing events we see being played out.
Australia will just have to settle for the less tentacled but nonetheless multicolored good old fashioned Mendelian selected Kangaroo Paws, not to be confused with the Tanzanian Presidents COVID positive paw paws.
“Researchers aim to map genome of WA’s distinctive kangaroo paw, opening door (sic) to new colours”
but alas, no tentacles, or Triffid mouths to feed. (yet)
Gotta share this commentary…
1st Poster: “I sincerely and deeply hope Trump gets well, and fast enough that he doesn’t need to drop out. The last thing I want now is to see Biden compete with Pence for the presidency.”
2nd Poster: “Who the hell is Pence?” /s
3rd Poster: “More to the point, what the hell is Pence? And really, why the hell is Pence?”
4th Poster: “Ever notice the lack of muscle movement, especially in the face? And the lack of humor, introspection or humility? And how Mark Zuckerberg has nearly identical traits? I’m not saying it’s aliens…”
That is the ironic surprise of BOTOX. You can be alarmed to within an inch of terminal shock and awe, yet appear perfectly placid. What better way to emulate confidence, calm, and collected determination. You probably could pass a kidney stone without anyone noticing your interior angst, aside from perhaps the unexpected utterances of one being demonically possessed or with Tourette’s.
having read most of the comments and replies to this.. an still chuckling at the H P Lovecraft reference 🙂 ….. perhaps they did only “catch” the severerd tentacle… and used the so called “ark of gabriel” taken there about the same time to store it and presumably transport it to a secret lab somewhere for further “research” … this was a few years ago now… and (wild speculation time) perhaps just perhaps this creature was an offspring or sibling of Cthulu..(and he s a little upset).. could certainly explain the diabolical mess the world finds itself in at the moment ….. see you on the flipside 🙂
Ancient inhabitants of Antarctica massacred most of the Grendels, a few survived. The to be discovered artifacts will be cherished.
This looks like an SF-horror story website this looks like a short story. Think of a 21st century Who Goes There which also is set in Antarctica.
speaking of crushing official stories:
All these various narratives and official stories to all these psyops get me thinking we are being trolled. All the time. Everywhere. By all the mockingbirds. And then I catch something like this that lays out the history that I can remember of events around some of this trolling. Does anyone else think these trolled stories (of which the illustrious president is one of the biggest trolls on the planet) are traps for various knuckleheads (KillBates especially) to fall into and look stupid enough to make trolls look smart?
The Origin Story Of ‘The Proud Boys’ … (May Contain Humor)
Found this today from a friend on Twitter laughing about all the junk about antifa being and “idea” or white supremacists taking over and infiltrating everything.
I think all the trolled stories are traps for knuckleheads, but not BaalG-level knuckleheads. I think the fake stories involving Antarctica are a diversion to get people to look the other way. “Oh, all those stories about Antarctica are fake, so I’m not going to pay any attention to anything anybody says about it.” A propaganda maneuver. You can see it used to discredit/misdirect regarding a number of topics somebody doesn’t want the public looking into (UFOs are a case a point).
*case in point
Maybe it was the tentacle that they captured and brought back? No large cage needed there. If it had neurons and could regenerate the rest of its body then it could be considered a full creature eventually.
My name is “Paul the Octopus” and I approve this message.
So if this monster already exists (or just got completed in their bio-manufacturing program) they gotta have a narrative explaining how it got here right? At least one narrative, right?
Sounds like a euphemism for a crime syndicate with many intelligence connections that’s particularly dangerous: even if you chop an arm off it will come back to get you. Probably with entrainment tech too.
Interestingly, the luxury travel company that took Buzz to Antarctica is run by an “ex” intel agent. With rumours that there is a kill onsite order if anything gets out of hand, so a bit like your Wild West. We may be looking at the tentacles of a breakaway civilisation.
I wonder if Buzz was on Paul Allens’s Octopus ?
Because of the 10 person submarine, all you would need is a good map of the royal & ancient sea kings to show you the opening & the submariner’s song sung correctly (per Harry Cooper’s work). Both of which may have been in the Himmler Witch Library stash of Norwegian ‘Masonic literature’.
Although this story seems ridiculously outlandish, one cannot help but ponder the possibilities, even if they are as Jim Carrey said in the 1994 comedy “Dumb and Dumber”: “So you’re telling me there’s a chance.”
Let’s recall the 2018 hubbub around the team of 33 researchers (yes, there’s 33 again) who published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal that octopuses are in fact alien. They suggested that the sudden appearance of life that occurred 540 million years ago during the Cambrian period was due to extra-terrestrial intervention. “Specifically, the researchers propose the idea that alien viruses crashed to earth in a meteor, infected a population of primitive squid and caused them to evolve into octopuses. Another theory they suggest is that fertilized squid or octopus eggs were delivered to earth by a meteor.” The idea is borne from the panspermia hypothesis which states life on Earth was seeded by space dust or asteroids coming to our planet in the distant past. Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe, who some consider the father of the panspermia theory, was one of the researchers of this study. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/octopus-aliens-scientists-theory-meteors-space-earth-cambrian-explosion-a8358631.html
So what is really going on in this Antarctica narrative? Is it a goofy scifi B-movie premise, yet another internet meme designed to distract, confuse and confabulate the public? Or is it another hint that there is life beyond Earth and that announcement is coming very soon to headlines near you. In fact this story might be suggesting as per the panspermia theory, that life itself is ubiquitous in the Universe, and that we stand here in this place in history DUE to ‘alien’ intervention, whether it be from ancient microbes from space, or perhaps another kind of other-worldly entry. Director Denis Villeneuve’s (Bladerunner 2049) scifi movie “Arrival” (2016) with it’s misty, floating and tentacled extraterrestrials clearly entwine within our collective consciousness other sorts of visitors from outer space.
Decades back, the SF magazine Analog published a science-fact article entitled “The Cambrian Life Ship.” In it, the author inferred all the reasons for Earth to have gotten a one-time “dump” of biological material. The most impressive fact was that the Cambrian Period was the era when Earth had the most fundamental species diversity. Really-wild body types. The author noted that this original diversity was whittled-down by volcanism, asteroid/comet strikes, etc., over the ages – with the result that Earth today is much poorer in fundamentally different species (not different plumage or minor stuff) than at the time of the ‘Cambrian Explosion’. He made a really good (hypothetical, but science-based) case that Earth was ‘seeded’ in the distant past…
Just to add to your thoughts, I’ve always heard mushroom spores can remain viable in space and travel via meteors or even just free floating, and so fungi may have had an extra-terrestrial origin…
The kids call this story “Creepypasta.” It’s been floating (pun intended) around the internet for years.
What interests me about the “33” aspect is the fact the incredible amount of conspicuous headline news with 33 deaths, or deaths with repeated digits (e.g. 22, 88, etc.). They tend to occur with fires, more than anything. Also interesting are “newsworthy” deaths at 33 years of age – for instance, actress Naya Rivera died earlier this year at 33 years old by drowning in California’s Lake Piru. Anyone with cursory knowledge of California gang culture knows that “Piru” is Swahili for “blood.” So this poor lady is literally drowning in the Lake of Blood. The media following of this story was completely out of place.
Additional interest comes with the conspicuous placement of “33” in text or image, to the point of seeming out of place. I have logged approximately 10 occurrences of this phenomenon in the past year.
Another interesting phenomenon is the conspicuously visible deaths and news coverage of rather no-name celebrities coincident with space launches. I think of the 39 year old writer Jas Waters who died of (hanging) suicide on June 12, as the SpaceX Starlink launch took place from Launchpad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on the same day.
*this post represents the author’s opinion.
Miles Mathis sees “33” in text or image as a nod-nod, wink-wink from one intelligence-type to another. It tells them to regard the surrounding text or story as an Op and not to take it seriously…
Yup… ding ding ding. I definitely tend to think so… and that this article may be a kind of code.
Octopus might be covid. People are joking about it being intelligent by infecting right wing activity and not leftists. It’s sarcasm but if this is code the message might relate to covid.
Never mind, this article is four years old. Must be code for something else.
Roger, before cv19 was cv18, etc etc. next gen cv20 unless Pirbright WHO Gates changes it names / intel property patent bio weapon identifiers again.
I have heard the Illuminati referenced as the ” Octopus” with it’s tentacles spread in every direction or it could be the ” Killer Kraken”!
So ancient Nordics & their modern offspring claimed Queen Maud Land as significant. The modern Nazi’s also wanted it & attempted to claim it for their own. The Ahnenerbe Society swept up all the ‘intell’ it could identify as demonically useful for its merlins, wizards & warlocks back at the Eagles Werkes.
From Ancient Origins – “Officially, Ahnenerbe was registered as a study society for primordial intellectual history and German Ancestral Heritage. Yet the organization was funded by members and the 3rd Reich, and its true goal was to research the cultural history and characteristics of the Aryan blood line / race in an effort to prove that they were a god-like advanced race from which Germans were descended. (One of Himmler’s dreams was to create a new religion that would replace the Christian religion in Germany.) For that purpose, Ahnenerbe, who was integrated into the SS at about 1940, fulfilled numerous missions all over the world to search for rare relics, mythical places and ancient texts. In 1935, the SS created a special section called ”H” ( H-Sonderkommando, so named for the first letter of the German word Hexe, meaning ”witch”). This section was looking for documents on witchcraft, the occult, and the supernatural. They sought the information amongst at least 260 libraries and archives. Their work took place from 1935 to 1944. As a result, they accumulated the greatest concentrated collection on witches and their actions in medieval Germany.
Fast forward to an article again in Ancient Origins from 3/21/16: titled “Stash of Books from the Witch Library of Nazi Chief Himmler Found in Prague”
“Norwegian Masonic researcher claims … Some 6000 of the books were taken from the Norwegian order of Freemasons in Oslo.”
Hmmm; this might give an additional reason for the invasion of Norway…
I kinda want this to be true.
My husband and I have had a theory for some time that part of what “they” were hiding in this area might be prehistoric creatures in the lake – I mean that certainly isn’t impossible and there were some pretty nasty things in the water during the “age of dinosaurs,” (all of those ages).
A 33-foot giant like this wouldn’t shock me, but it would mean there were probably 20 to 50 foot pretty wandering around as well since they have to eat something to live to get that big.
I find the weapon and capture story really dubious, unless the managed to kill the thing – and I suspect to do that they would have needed an entire back-up team probably from the Russian Military.
I do have to wonder if the story is kind of a distracting mix of fact and fiction, intended to confuse the public?
Should be “prey” my spell checker got in the way – giant prey animals/fish/aquatic reptiles etc.
Without the “magick”, “ultra”, “enigma” or what ever decoders it will make no sense to any one except its target(s).
Did Buzz see varied cross-section of world leadership being represented down there? Was that the evil he saw?
The Octopus looks like a metaphor for the secret society of Freemasons. The tank is another metaphor for the story itself being distributed worldwide; taking on a life of its own.
A wink at Freemasonry, the Russians re weaponizing. Or, simply relating the fact that this secret society has been weaponized from the get-go. Right out of the tank, from which it was birthed.
Loved the sci-fi story.
Make a great novel/movie.
“The Tentacles of Power”
Hellboy from Guillermo del Toro from comes to mind.
Color me skeptical also. Yet I am intrigued if for no other reason than H. P. Lovecraft. His Ancient Ones were tentacled and were found in Antarctica. Is this the foundation for a colossal joke?
Some of Stan Deyo’s research on meteor impact evidence on earth’s sea floor postulates that it may have been meteor impacts that tilted the earth (climate changed radically) & cut off and isolated Antarctica from the South American land mass at some time in the distant past.
I still favor the electric universe perspective that impacts were from near interplanetary passes close enough to exchange electrical charges
(giant interplanetary lightening)
(ever seen lasers machining metal or wood in manufacturing?)
both planets causing massive exchanges between the two of debris in both liquid and mineral form all while generating scads of substances like abiotic petroleum, water and on.
And then there’s the theory of life forms from one planet thrown to the next in huge oceanic floods exchanged in that interplanetary charge exchange.
It may be that BOTH could have happened. That Eye of the Sahara feature sure looks amazing and could be a huge plasma discharge point.
Yep. Nice catch. One of my favorite paradigms.
Ancient Map Shows The Lost City of Atlantis is The Eye of The Sahara – Ancient Civilization
Did Earth get its water from Mars??? Where have I heard that one before??!!
Ding ding ding!
I thought it rather humerus that the “evil” Putin desired to weaponize it. Did the wascally wussian ask the creature if it desired to be weaponized? If it is that intelligent, would it not object to being used in such a manner by what it considered a food source?
Yep, someone is having a bit of fun with this one. Anyone falling for a magical virus would fall for this one, no doubt.
I was also thinking: what if this was a juvenile creature, with a parent somewhere that is much larger.
Revelation does mention Leviathan…
“C’mon man!” Loved wascally wussian.
Fun read, a cross between “Release the Kraken!” and EBEs at Area 51. Don’t believe a word of it.
Subs, divers and QUATTUOROPUS’, oh my! All through a borehole of 5.5 ” diameter… Hmmmm.
Ding ding ding! Hear Hear! Maybe they’re trying to tell us the tentacles on a 33 foot long quattuoropus were only five inches wide! lolol
Well, I don’t want to meet the fish or prey this thing normally eats. I imagine there aren’t many people in that fossil ice cavity for regular Tetradecopus (?) dining. The regular meals must be pretty serious for such predatory “adaptations”.
I enjoy everything “Antarctica” so that I enjoyed this story. However, I also enjoyed an episode of the Twilight Zone(new) where scientist in the South Pole battle the mind of a killer octopus.
lol and crunches through mountains of ice cubes and dines on abominable snowmen when they slip
Sounds like the classic “red herring” story, the truth about that continent will, for most, be stranger than fiction. Will Sec. Pompeo be going “down there” soon?
Other stories in the Forsythstories series include:
Other stories in the Forsyth series include:
NOAH’S ARK FOUND FROZEN IN ANTARCTIC ICE — With Crew Still Aboard!
The Bigger Your Butt, the More Likely You Are to Be Abducted by Aliens, Study Shows..
Um, now who looks like controlled (or uncontrolled) opposition? Just the same, go to 3min21sec if your time priorities are skewed.
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Although given today’s values, you might want a peak at 5min20 seconds in. Seems there are some new trunk monkey ads out since last I looked. Now that’s some genius beyond what octopi might expect from a group of clever phd’s (no offense Doc).
After that Big But article he’s gonna have to change his name again to See M. Hindsight – aka Sir Mix a Lot muse in a prior incarnation.
USA chomping at the bit over advanced Russian weaponry and this is the best our thinktanks have to offer?
Pope Nero-Caligula, in his circus show,
has received a defeating blow,
as his mafia degree
in Jesuit PhD,
occupies a fish tank in Moscow.
That ‘story’ lost me at “went missing for five days in a mysterious lake 12,366 feet beneath the Antarctic ice.” The pressure at those depths is far greater than even the best conventional submarines can withstand. The micro-sub into the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench could only carry two people in a heavily-reinforced ‘can’ for a few hours. An “eight man team” with sizable air and battery supplies for five days would require a huge boat. Also, “Dr. Vindogradov” swimming outside the sub at those depths would have had his insides ‘imploded’ by the pressures at that depth. No sea monster necessary. So, count me out on the cited article. Disinformation at best…
(Outside Kerry’s strangely-timed visit to Antarctica, my greatest curiosity concerns Obama’s “vacation” visit to Argentina, complete with being off-the-radar for a few days. Argentina is well within striking distance of Antarctica. Or, of a visit of ‘something’ from Antarctica…)
I’m not sure pressure would be a factor. Ice is a solid, so there would be no hydrostatic pressure like there is in liquid water. Likewise, the surface of the ice is many feet above sea level in Antarctica. In this case, it was over 12,000 ft above sea level (the surface of the lake, approx). The air pressure at this altitude is only 0.64 atm. Drilling down to sea level to hit the lake would yield a sea level air pressure of 1.0 atm at the bottom of the bore hole.
The article didn’t specify how deep into the lake the dive was, only how far below the ice. So we don’t know what kind of (hydrostatic) pressure the divers were dealing with. It increases approx 1 atm for every 33 feet and dives to 200 feet are not that uncommon (I am a certified SCUBA instructor, btw).
The thing that makes it unbelievable to me, in addition to the tank thing, is how the divers spent 5 days underwater. There is no mention of a beach, cave carved out of the ice, land base down there, nothing. It’s a great story though and thoroughly enjoyable in the Giza-Death-Star-Antarctica-Is-the-Gift-That-Just-Keeps-Giving sort of a way. And by God, I hope some day we find out it is actually true!
The whole snobbish brainiac thing rubs the wrong way too. Thank God we were all PhD’s? “C’mon man!”
Cuz for sure man, only a group of phd’s would be sharp enough to outsmart a being with these kinds of advantages. Just that attitude alone makes for some intensely stupid phd’s. Having known more than my share of brilliant plebes and ignoramus brainiacs, I give this one a down vote with one caveat: there are many aspects of this that are crazy and true.
One such aspect comes to mind. Have watched hours of research video on octopi intel – some of it prompted by Doc’s et al’s notes on this site. All the advantages intrigue me as they do most people that wow, that would be neat to be able to,………. and wow, how do we cope with predators able to,……
The point I have never seen raised in all these issues is what these capabilities mean. Ex: sure the camoflage capabilities are um beyond words? Ok fine, now to the how of it. Sure ok, sacks under the skin that change color, yadayadayada. Fine. Does anyone remember the video where they put different colored patterns on the floor of the tank and the squid (ocotpus?) matched the colors and pattern perfectly? checkerboards, stripes, dang near plaids? Ok fine, that’s some nice artistic skill.
What threw and throws me is how did that little guy not only perceive those patterns and colors from his limited perspective but more importantly how did he perceive our perception of those patterns from our very different perspective? “Predator” (as in Schwarzenneger Predator) skills like that require more than a Harry Potter invisibility blanket. Or maybe that’s exactly what is needed. In this instant though, camoflaging one’s self as a different prey entirely? Hmm. That’s really not that far off from what we have all seen on youtubes already. It takes more than legerdemain to make one see what the predator wants the prey to see. We’re getting into the land G talks about when hearing a ringing in the ears thing.
On the subject of Obama and strange visits, he and many other world heads of state gathered for Nelson Mandela’s funeral in December 2013 in South Africa (from memory it was the third and last time NM had ‘died’).
However all the observances were over a period of five days, and all the VIPS stuck around. I have never heard of a President or Prime Minister, EVER, attending some such occasion for SO long. They normally fly in and out pretty quickly.
But then S.A. is but a hop, skip, and a jump from Antartica!!? Is THAT what really drew all those world leaders?
Jen, a good catch. Thanks! Excellent dot-connecting…
From “Water Pressure Under a Glacier” (1963):
“It is inferred, therefore, that the water level in the mine shaft and, later, the pressure at the bulkhead reflect approximately the level of the free water surface in the upper part of South Leduc Glacier.”
Unless I am misinterpreting the above, it means that the water pressure down in the Antarctic lake reflects the full ‘head’ above it to free air. Therefore, the water in the sub-glacial lake would be ‘pressurized’ to the 12,000 feet of difference between the lake and the ice-surface…
Welcome to the Promised Land of Hyperbolia & the Polar Thule Society of Esoteric Hitlerism.
Or maybe its just a mashup of John W. Campbell’s novella Who Goes There circa 1938 (the shape shifting Thing of Outpost 31), Fantastic Voyage circa 1966 (remember Rachel Welch?) to get down that well casing, & some Sandoz squid ink From Capt. Al Hubbard in a Russian trawler version of Car 54 Where Are You ? circa 1961.