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The Scariest Sea Monsters From Legends Around The World

Updated 13 Jan 2020 30.8k votes 4.7k voters 239.9k views17 items

List RulesVote up the creepiest legends about super-scary sea monsters from all over the world.

Legends about sea monsters have haunted communities across the globe for centuries. Mythical sea creatures have been characterized as spirits, enormous brutes, and eerie human-like creatures. Centuries of exploration of unchartered waters have resulted in legends describing frightening mythical sea creatures who feast on human flesh and terrorize those who live to tell the tale.

What are the world’s scariest sea monsters? Some of these mythological beasts might exist in real life. Whether or not you believe the creepy sea monster stories below, with less than 5% of the Earth's seas explored, who knows what's out there?! Vote up the stories about sea monsters, real or not, that you find most frightening.

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