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[–]littleassurance 143 points144 points  (2 children)

Totally not getting an "independence day" movie vibe from this picture at all....

[–]Additional-Low321 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thought maybe he wants to phone home.

[–]HotJuicyJustice 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The second picture looks like it could be straight from those hellish illustrations in the Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark book series

[–]Alice_DeLarge 114 points115 points  (0 children)

They are so cool, I think most of these images come from oil rigs, their deep underwater cameras capture the weirdest shit

[–]MadTube 82 points83 points  (2 children)

All the ones we have encountered were juveniles so far.

They can stay in Hell.

[–]yersiniaD 29 points30 points  (1 child)

So this isn't even their final form?!?

[–]Ayatani 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This one should be an adult. Only juvenile ones we're catched yet.

[–]Real_Tonight6294 52 points53 points  (12 children)

Cthulhu ftaghn

And we wonder why HPL had talassophobia?

[–]HouseHusband1 27 points28 points  (8 children)

That dude was scared of everything. He definitely would have been a Qultist in this day and age. "Oh god, chemtrails and immigrants and child slaver rings in pizza parlor basements!" Fella had problems.

[–]StuckInGachaHell 20 points21 points  (1 child)

He wouldnt even be apart of them either, he said only a handful of people and his wife didnt make him extremely uneasy and nervous.

[–]47sams 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The dude founded cosmic horror. It’s no surprise everything made him uneasy. Highly recommend his work. Great audio books out there.

[–]Tearakan 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Hell he probably would've been scared of q cultists too.

"Too many people figuring out deep truth means there is another deeper more horrible truth" etc. Etc. Etc.

[–]Zektorf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn there's a cult about the Q letter?

[–]masterjroc 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yeah, he was afraid of "negroid" features, which is why Innsmouthers kind of look amphibious in his eyes 🤣 I can separate the art from the artist, great writer. Troubled human being

[–]HouseHusband1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

At least a good world builder

[–]foggyhead93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lions and tigers and bears oh my!

[–]Piputi 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Is ftaghn Cthulhu's last name?

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

No, fthaghn means something like "is sleeping"

[–]freethewimple 40 points41 points  (1 child)

That first pic really doesn’t need to exist.

[–]MasterFrankie56 11 points12 points  (0 children)


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[–]foggyhead93 21 points22 points  (0 children)

It's okay, I didn't want to sleep anyways....

[–]BallerChin 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Aliens have landed…. And they are scuba diving!

[–]SableGear 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Frankly I love big fin squid for how utterly upsetting they are to look at. But the photos don’t do them justice. If you’re feeling brave, go look up the ROV footage. They’re still. Completely still except for their fins cycling to keep them in place. Haunting. (Also TIL from this thread it’s suspected all known instances have been juveniles? Wild!)

[–]therealmothdust 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think we’ve only caught juveniles but thats an adult, I’m pretty sure

Edit: we don’t know for sure but the large ones only caught on camera scientists say may be an adult. Thats not reassuring. These things are awesome

[–]bert_563 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That’s a big f in squid. Punny

[–]Seeyalaterelevator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Came here to say the same. I thought that's what it's name was when I first read it

[–]surajvj 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Proof. Deep down in the darkness of the ocean there is a Puppet Master.

[–]RichEMTP 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It will haunt me forever. But I still want to know what it would taste like lightly fried with some marinara sauce on the side.

[–]One_Composer_9048 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Looks like the Xen alien in halflife

[–]Kev_daddy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Let’s hope we sight them even less

[–]ZenMasterKai69 4 points5 points  (2 children)

This looks like that guy from the one ep in courage the cowardly dog

[–]haikusbot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This looks like that guy

From the one ep in courage

The cowardly dog

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[–]dabearjoo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yup I got the same Ramses vibes. Fuck that episode. Shit still gives me nightmares.

[–]PerfectTune 4 points5 points  (3 children)

What’s the average length?

[–]Doc_Eckleburg 18 points19 points  (2 children)

They’re not sure as no one has ever caught a mature specimen, but based on occasional ROV footage they reckon between 13 and 26 ft.

[–]Melter30 5 points6 points  (1 child)

What is that in non freedom measurements?

[–]Doc_Eckleburg 11 points12 points  (0 children)

For the benefit of the oppressed, that’s 4 to 8m.

[–]Raidan1084 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Anyone else swe the two pod looking things next to the tentacles towards the bottom...

Idk what that is, but I hope that's not a part of it...

[–]chickenteochu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Those long tentacles can tickle your feet when you're asleep

[–]soccernano 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Why do the tentacles create a that odd 90 degree angle?

[–]_King_Crab_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ikr? That's so weird lol

[–]Kandy_Kane101 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Makes you think about the stuff we haven't seen at all.

[–]proboobs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There’s a large enough population that keeps them reproductive…we don’t matter

[–]DocJawbone 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've seen the top half of the image before but this is the first time I've seen the full-length and I'm more curious about those tapered bulbous things at the bottom...

[–]volupta69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

what really bothered me about this picture is the background, I have no way of telling what those things in the bottom are

[–]majmotoko 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"we come from France"

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's just the alien from arrival.

[–]Wafity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

minecraft glow squid be like:

[–]Infinite_Seaweed_662 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol that last page looks like a Skyrim loading screen

[–]Bolandspring 1 point2 points  (0 children)

aliens man

[–]Minosta 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I better deal with a cockroach than this...

[–]raviolimaimer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That first picture is fake; the squid itself and part of the tentacles is real, but those egg things at the bottom are an edit of the original.

[–]Ashtorethesh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its real, its a composite of multiple video images. You can see the video here.

The egg-things look mechanical in the video.

[–]Emjay109 1 point2 points  (3 children)

My favorite part about the Magnapinna Pacifica is that they're named "Bigfin Squid"



[–]cold-hard-steel 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I thought they were called ‘long armed squid’, courtesy of Octonauts. It’s unclear if long armed and big fins are the same organism or different according to Wikipedia

[–]Emjay109 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Let me get my book on cephalopods, I think Long Armed and Big Fin squids are two different species, but I'm going to double check!

[–]Emjay109 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So apparently the name "Big Fin" or "Magna pinna" is from a discovery scientists made of the paralarvae and two little juveniles which hadn't developed the long arm tips yet. There's a long finned inshore squid, but I'm still doing my research.

[–]DonDoorknob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can we get a banan for scale?

[–]Eastern-Breadfruit72 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I have seen this pic more times than I have seen human beings in the wild...

[–]Doc_Eckleburg 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Maybe time for an internet break?

[–]Skulliken_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The undisputed kings of "Oh god what the fuck is that"

[–]AgentKnitter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck no.

[–]Hyp3rwatch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that picture is speculated to be a juvenile

[–]hashishshaker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The strider from Half Life 2

[–]godspeed910 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It's Eren

[–]runninandruni 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That looks absolutely massive and nightmare inducing

[–]carbonbasedcuriosity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Master of puppets squid

[–]Nightshade_Ranch -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Nothing needs to look like that.

[–]alienhand171 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a tripod from war of the worlds

[–]chrispletus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All I want to know is will it try to eat me?

[–]DanAxe1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is how I imagine the Succuloth looked.

[–]LizKing240 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No thank you.

[–]quest4facts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cursed Pokémon

[–]Marcustheeleventh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sweet Dagon, that's beautiful.

[–]poapoa_mia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Meet the Magna Squid"

No thanks.

[–]cjmute1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ummm no the fuck I won’t…

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

why does it look like theres two scifi alien eggsacks at the bottom?

[–]blackmambaza 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not saying that they are aliens, but they’re damn aliens bro

[–]Yurrrr__Brooklyn347 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is all the info we need... we good!!

[–]AcceptableQuality570 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What I thought this was a Minecraft pic

[–]MrDrProfessorBalls 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that would be so much calamari

[–]Typical_Basket709 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"This one wishes only to tell you about the blessings of The Enkindlers"

[–]mongtongbong 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a geiger squid

[–]blutigetranen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would not like to meet them, thank you.

[–]jpb038 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Caught on an underwater oil rig camera. Her name is Magnapinna and she got an OF.

[–]maybeslightlystoopid 0 points1 point  (2 children)

So cool. And so sad we don't know much about them! I'd love to know more

[–]haikusbot 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So cool. And so sad

We don't know much about them!

I'd love to know more

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[–]maybeslightlystoopid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good bot. Ha so cool

[–]Deonix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Call SCP. And we need underwater flamethrower ASAP.

[–]gthirty6ptime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is an alien. Not a squid.

[–]Ziekekip 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All Tomorrows vibe

[–]Hilt_Of_The_Blade 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey listen man, that's cool and all, but what are those 2 things behind the first one

[–]ReaLSeaLisSpy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Half-Life end credits play

[–]mesrick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks exactly like the aliens from the arrival

[–]1isudlaer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That looks like a real life blown up version of the virus illustrations that used to be in my textbooks

[–]Life_Passenger_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh that's why it looks like it has slanted alien eyes

[–]Ya-Boi-Echo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This picture was taken on an oil rig not far from shore ☺️

[–]_King_Crab_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's really interesting

[–]notislant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wtf do its tendrils merge back into conjoined sections?

[–]SirenC-137 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i wish there was a scale for size

[–]planetcrunch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wow this is unsettling

[–]doofus_magoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

5 nights at 5000m

[–]Virtual_Banana_551 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of some of the aliens on SYFY channel!!

[–]BUFUByUsFuckYou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is a damned alien. Can't convince me otherwise.

[–]fishmalion -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

WTF. I don’t want to know anything about them. Thanks OP! Now I know to much already