Only five percent of the sea floor has been explored, but even still, our limited research has shown us one thing for sure: there are some bone-chillingly creepy things in the oceans. From natural (but terrifying) formations and trenches to shipwrecks and weird creatures, there's some stuff lurking down there that should probably just be left alone.
The creepiest places under the sea are hands-down more unsettling than any creepy place on land, because we simply don't know nearly as much about the ocean as we do about the surface. The deepest part of the ocean, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, is seven miles below the surface - a mile and a half deeper than Mount Everest is tall. Who knows what you might find down there? Seriously, there could be real-life sea monsters.
Diving into these weird under the sea places would feel like entering a sci-fi world or even a horror movie. These places are where people come face to face with terror, perils, and even death. Even a glimpse of some of these creepy places in the ocean is enough to induce a sense of dread. Let’s dive in anyway, shall we?
The Mariana Trench Is the Deepest Point on Earth and We Have No Idea What All Is Down There
The Mariana Trench contains the deepest known point on our planet. Only three people have been to the bottom of Mariana Trench’s deepest point, the Challenger Deep, which is 6.83 miles (10.99 kilometers) deep. It's pitch black down there, the water pressure is enough to kill you, and oh yeah, there are hydrothermal vents that blow out water hot enough to melt the flesh from your body, so it's kind of hard to blame explorers for being trepidatious.
The Terrifyingly Deep Great Blue Hole
You don’t even have to dive into this dark blue circle off the coast of Belize City to experience its creepiness. The color of this natural phenomenon comes from its depth: at 407 feet (124 m) deep, the hole is a one-of-a-kind diving attraction with unique organisms, including some species of sharks like nurse sharks and bull sharks. Scientists even think the hole has something to tell us about the disappearance of the Maya civilization.
The Neptune Memorial Reef Is an Underwater Cemetery
Brilliant and nerve-wracking at the same time, the Neptune Memorial Reef is the largest underwater cemetery in the world. This 600,000 square foot area sits off the coast of Key Biscayne, FL. So how does it work? Cremains are mixed with cement, poured into a mold, and carefully placed on the ocean floor by a diver. A plaque (similar to a headstone) is attached to each object. Not just a creepy underwater cemetery, the man-made reef also serves as a home for various marine animals.
The Ghostly Wreck of the Titanic
Found 73 years after it sank in 1912, the wreck of the RMS Titanic paints a chilling picture of the aftermath of history’s most famous sea tragedy. That’s where more than 1,500 people died, many of them buried underwater along with the enormous ship. Since the wreckage was found, many efforts have been initiated to pull it from the bottom of the ocean. Unfortunately, none of the missions succeeded, as if she chose the cold deep ocean as her resting place.