sea creatures Fishermen Describe the Creepiest Things They've Seen at Sea  

Michael Grimes
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Some seriously creepy, unexplainable stuff has happened out there on the ocean open - and a few times there have been people lucky (or unlucky?) enough to have witnessed it. Here we've collected the creepiest things the sailors, seapeople, and fisherpeople of Reddit have seen out in the middle of the sea - and lived to tell anonymous strangers on the internet. 
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Sailor comes across errant suicide in the middle of the ocean


"I came across a man who'd hung himself on his boat five or six miles off shore about four or five years ago.
 

The eery and truly creepy part was realizing what it was. We just saw a boat out in the middle of ocean's nowhere without anything other than blue horizon in sight, at the break of dawn, and there was fairly thick fog, as it had rained the night before.


 Realizing that the figure hanging from the boom was a man was one of the most haunting things I'll ever see."

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Entire crew of downed ship is doomed


"One of my uncles was on a sub in the south pacific during WWII. After they'd sink a ship they'd surface. The crew of the enemy ship would swim to their sub and clung to it as it submerged. Many sleepless nights filled with nightmares of men pounding, scratching and screaming as they slowly drowned."
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Seemingly impossible thing happens in ocean depths


"My dad's crew was shark fishing off the bank of a smaller tanker ship, basically attaching meat chunks to hooks and throwing them off the back to trawl in the ocean (South east asia/australia area). My dad for fun made up this large (steel alloy? Described it as being incredibly durable) hook to use. They attach a large chunk of meat too it and throw it off the back. A while later they haul it back in, only to find the meat is gone and the hook is bent completley straight. There was nothing it could have snagged on in the deep ocean as the boat was driving through. My dad and the crew were sufficinently unerved, to think that something large down there could bend a large hook like that."
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Aircraft carrier crew sees object flying at impossible speeds on radar


"I was on an aircraft carrier. No flight operations, I was the junior guy that had to sit around and watch the radar/ CNN/ basic instinct on continuous loop...


I noticed a blip which was no big deal. Either commercial or a French carrier (Foch?) had something go on, however, the next blip showed it had traveled quite a distance. At seven seconds per sweep, it was running over 2,000 MPH. My first thought was that it was an SR-71 type badass but my radar was for ATC, that thing would have to be pretty low for me to see it (50,000 feet, tops). The next return verified the speed. It was the fourth turn that qualifies as "creepy." The aircraft had turned 90 degrees. It was headed south, then it turned east. We had planes that could run that fast, but nothing that could turn that fast (that I'm aware of, in the early 90s). Another sweep and it was gone.

buddy of mine in the CDC (combat direction center) saw the same thing. Both of us were pretty excited about it. Reported it up and they blew it off.

So, I don't know about cow mutilation or alien abductions, things like that, but I was (am) absolutely convinced I saw a UFO."

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