World War I Folklore — The Legend of the UB-85 Seamonster

On April 30th, 1918 British patrols in the North Atlantic came upon the German U-Boat UB-85 in the open ocean.  Rather than dive, the crew of the U-Boat immediately surrendered, offering no resistance.  It was noticed that the submarine had sustained damage which prevented it from submerging, however there were no reports of combat actions by Allied forces in the area.  Immediately, the U-Boat’s commander, Captain Gunther Krech was interrogated.  His explanation was one that the British officers certainly did not expect.

According to Krech the submarine had surfaced the night before in order to recharge its batteries when a large monster crawled out of the dark waters and climbed aboard the deck of the sub.  Krech described the creature as thus,

“This beast had large eyes, set in a sort of skull. It had a small head, but with teeth that could be seen glistening in the moonlight. Every man on watch began firing a sidearm at the beast, but the animal had hold of the forward gun mount and refused to let go.”

Immediately the creature began to shake the sub back and forth, attempting to capsize the boat.  The battle continued as the men fired upon the monster while it continued to rattle the boat.  Eventually the monster gave up and let go, disappearing into the dark abyss.  The U-Boat was saved, but damage to the U-Boat resulting from the battle with the creature made it impossible for the boat to submerge.

UB-85 was scuttled by the British, her crew taken as prisoners of war.

The Nessie moment: On April 14th of 1933, Mrs. Aldie Mackay and her husband were driving along Loch Ness towards Aldourie Castle, when they saw two enormous grey is brown humps surface in the Loch, before submerging once more to its inky depths. This served as the first modern sighting of the legendary lake monster of Loch Ness. The media went wild for the story and a whole new icon was born to the world of cryptozoology. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #unsolvedmysteries #cryptozoology #lochness #nessie #seamonsters #seaserpents #thelochnessmonster #fortean #xfiles

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The horror at Erebor Island - Chapter 1 - Chelidona (Hobbity), Khim_Azaghal - The Hobbit - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 9/10

Fandom: The Hobbit - All Media Types, Grabbers (2012 movie)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings

Relationships: Fíli/Kíli, Thorin/Bilbo - Relationship

Characters: Fíli (Tolkien), Kíli (Tolkien), somes elves, Bofur (Tolkien), Dori (Tolkien), Óin (Tolkien), Bilbo Baggins, Dwalin (Tolkien), genderbent Nori, Thorin Oakenshield, Alfrid Lickspittle, genderbent Bombur, Balin (Tolkien), genderbent Ori, Molly the Irish wolfhound (OC)
Additional Tags: The Hobbit/Grabbers mashup, Fiki, fili and kili are unrelated, Garda!Kili, Garda!Fili, Sea Monsters, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Middle-Earth meets Ireland, Horror and Craic, Minor Character Death, Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, Excessive Drinking

Summary of this antepenultimate chapter :
Fíli and Kíli have one last chance to kill the monster before it takes out its frustration on the islanders. 


#sea #ocean #whale #seamonsters #beauty #magic #океан #кит #контики 🐋

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The Creature of Lighthouse Point: On July 19th of 1896, over 200 people at Lighthouse Point, in New Haven, Connecticut, spent 30 minutes watching a sea serpent surfacing and circling a school of fish in the tidal reef. The afternoon was sunny with clear skys, so the description of the creature was very detailed… right down to the horse-like head, slat greenish-grey scales and undulating humps in the water. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #cryptozoology #seaserpents #seamonsters #fortean #xfiles

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The Lagarfljot Worm: On August 27th of 2014, footage taken of a legendary sea serpent on Lake Lagarfljot, in East Iceland, was determined to be legit according to the Fljotsdalsherao municipal council. The Ice Worm of Iceland leaps into the hearts of a nation. #babettebombshell #hauntedhotel #cryptozoology #seaserpents #seamonsters #criticalthinking #rationalthought #skepticism #rationality #fortean #xfiles

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A piece I did for my friend Matt’s Short-film Fundraiser to be held on April 3rd and 4th at the Amaloa Boutique & Gallery in Hermosa Beach. 

There’ll be drinks, t-shirts, and raffles! If you can go, and help out by buying a print or something, that would be really rad. 

Also, this is the link for their indiegogo campaign:

Please check it out!

Amaloa Boutique & Gallery
200 Pier Ave. Suite 206
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254


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