THE GREAT OLD ONES
WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
With Halloween approaching, it’s natural to wonder just a little bit more than usual about things that go “bump” in the night. But what about things that go “bloop” in the deep sea?
Obviously poltergeists, witches and ghosts aren’t the only sources for spooky seasonal mystery.
Living near the Pacific Coast, there is some strange activity going on in the ocean some 200 miles off the shore.
This morning I woke up early and was able to catch a bit of the local news. I had one of those bad movie moments when you turn on the TV and a story you wanted to hear about comes on right when the switch goes on. I was concerned because there have been 5 earthquakes off the coast of Oregon. This one was 4.6.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that four other earthquakes — all below a magnitude-4.0 — have occurred off the southern Oregon coast since Oct. 1.
I have to admit that earthquakes seem to be common and most of them are happening just off the coast of Bandon, Oregon nearly 300 miles away.
Concerns about underwater volcanoes an even an eruption at the Axial seamount has been the subject of many stories that deal with the deep abyss and what strangeness is going on some 200 miles off the coast.
Tales of the formless spawn have been spun from events such as these. The formless spawn some say is molten lava flow but there are other stories where polymorphic entities with acidic black Ichor or viscous acidic blood lurk in the depths of the pacific. In his story, At the Mountains of Madness, H. P. Lovecraft called the formless spawn, Tsathoggua – I believe that the Xenomorph; Internecivus raptus from the alien movies was inspired by the “formless spawn.” The dark slow-moving mass has been depicted as something similar to the Rancor in Star Wars.
Moving to the northern pacific coast, fishermen had caught on camera a very large sea serpent in Cadboro Bay, in British Columbia. They say that what’s in the video is a sea serpent that dwells in the North Pacific and possibly other regions.
Accounts generally describe it as having a long neck, a horse-like head, large eyes, and back bumps that stick out of the water.
Rarely the creature is seen off the coast of Oregon; in fact, the last reported sighting was in 1935.
However, there may have been another sighting somewhere near Puerto Rico.
Retired US Navy pilot commander David Fravor first shot to public attention in 2017 after describing how his squadron witnessed a 737-sized object just under the surface of the water during training exercises in the Pacific Ocean, 160km off the coast of San Diego.
The incident, which happened in 2004, became known as the USS Nimitz encounter after pilots then saw a tic-tac UFO in the skies near the mass. Earlier this month Fravor appeared on The Joe Rogan Podcast and made a chilling claim.
10 years before the famous Tic Tac incident, Fravor spoke of an immense “dark mass” that was seen coming up from the depths of the ocean moments before a torpedo disappeared.
Fravor, of course, specified that he thought the object was a UFO or some kind but USOs or unidentified submerged objects walk the fine line between alien machinery underwater and crypto critters that share the same characteristics as the well-known Loch Ness Monster of Scotland.
The dark mass could have been any number of things –and when you can’t make out detail the imagination can run wild.
Earlier last month scientists were busily trying to solve the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster. Stories of Nessie date back 1,500 years, but sightings of her were scant until two in 1933 sparked a frenzy of interest. Some theorists believe she is a prehistoric marine reptile called a plesiosaur, while others think she could be a large catfish, a sturgeon, a seal or a Greenland shark that has strayed into Scottish waters.
Scientists have been using sophisticated DNA analysis to find what may be in the dark depths of the Loch. While there are many hopefuls wondering if there is a living fossil in the Loch newly released information is saying that the famed monster maybe a supergiant eel.
The experts from the University of Otago have been extracting DNA samples from different depths all over the Loch Ness and found no dinosaur-DNA. The team also managed to rule out the presence of giant crocodiles, sturgeons, otters, and seals.
The eels they are speaking of are at least 13 feet or more in length. The scientists are saying that this most definitely is a mutation of some sort linking the creatures to what are called elvers which make their way to Scottish rivers from the Sargasso Sea near the Bahamas, a grueling 3,100-mile journey, each year to lay eggs.
This is an amazing discovery because for some time there were scientists that though that Nessie was a Greenland Shark.
For almost 150 years, there have been alleged sightings of lake monsters in the US and Canada; Lake Champlain, which straddles the US states of Vermont and New York, is said to be home to serpentine monster Champ, a 30m creature that historians believe is a type of garfish. There have been no fewer than 300 reported sightings since the early 19th century.
Since 1946, there have been numerous reported sightings of Ogopogo – a “king lizard” lurking in Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada. Last September there were three sightings – one of which was described as a giant snake estimated to be 15m in length about three times the size of a giant anaconda.
Sea serpents and strange creatures have always intrigued Cryptozoologists and there are several videos that purport o show these elusive creatures exist. There are also carcasses that wash up on beaches of what appear to be mutant fish or creatures that many skeptics write off as dead raccoons or pigs. However, there was a time in the North Atlantic that creatures were washing up on the beaches and many people were fearful that they mere mutants that escaped from the notorious Plumb Island.
The Montauk Monster made the headlines and there were several other reports of strange dead animals turning up. So far there have been no further reports of the creatures. These creatures were found in the Block Island triangle.
The big news recently is that a professor claims he may have found proof of the Kraken, a large sea creature that was known to eat whales and swallow up ships.
Professor Mark McMenamin, a paleontologist at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, said he has discovered markings on the remains of sea creatures which could prove an ancient, mythical Kraken – was behind their demise.
McMenamin says his evidence of the Kraken, which would have been up to 30m long, comes from the vicious injuries it inflicted on the giant marine reptile ichthyosaur, either by drowning the creature or snapping its neck. Apparently he discovered bones of this large creature and while Octopods do not fossilize there are indications that at one time there was a creature larger than most whales that swam in the oceans.
Many large creatures have also been reported off the coast of New Zealand which includes giant squid that gets as large as 50 feet or more. 2019 has been epic in the return of what are called “the Great Old Ones.” of course these sea creatures are a matter of myth but are they really?
Fans of H.P. Lovecraft know that the great Old Ones are watery monsters and the grandfather of them all, Cthulhu.
Cthulhu is a mixture of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature. It has a pulpy, tentacled head on a grotesque scaly body with rudimentary wings”, Even though the creature sleeps in a watery prison the myth goes that he will eventually return. Some will call him Leviathan, others the Kraken.
Cthulhu is a complex creature and was one of the first stories to speak of a malevolent serpentine extraterrestrial that lived in the ocean. Cthulhu had a brood that was scattered throughout the earth after Pangea, the time where the continents were connected.
These hideously demonic Titans would often find themselves at odds with other alien races that visited this planet. A cataclysmic event took place that wiped out the dinosaurs and sent Cthulhu and his spawn to various underwater dwellings. These dwellings were great stone palaces, which sank beneath the waves trapping the spawn and keeping them in suspended animation.
Of course, Cthulhu is a myth that has entertained many readers since 1926. However, a freelance writer from New York has found a coincidence in some little known scientific research. John Vincent Sanders captured my attention when he wrote an article for Fortean Times Magazine called “Titans Below.”
He claimed in his article, that during a Discovery Channel broadcast called “Creatures of the Abyss” that a mysterious sound had been detected in the Pacific Ocean somewhere between New Zealand and Chile.
With names like “The Bloop,” “Train” and “Julia,” the sounds have been captured by hydrophones, or underwater microphones, monitored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and they indicate that there are large underwater creatures that are not whales moving through the ocean.
In 1997, NOAA hydrophones picked up one of the loudest sounds ever recorded off the southern coast of South America: the Bloop (which sounds like, well, a bloop), was recorded by two hydrophones nearly 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) apart.
The Bloop mimics marine animal sounds in some ways, but its volume is too great to be made by any sea creatures known to science. The location of these sounds is coincidentally in the same area of the ocean where Lovecraft claimed Cthulhu now sleeps awaiting his revenge on the world.
Scientists who are Lovecraft fans have joked about this.
But is it a joke?
Geordie Rose founder and creator of the D-wave computer system, the same system used at CERN and the system that many hope will be the computer to foster the birth of super-intelligent Artificial Intelligence has claimed that we here on Earth are right on the verge of a transition.
Rose commented about how Elon Musk was warning everyone about how creating A.I. was like summoning a demon. He did not disagree in principle only that the power of the new computers would be able to open up portals and bring through what could be seen as aliens or the creatures of our nightmares.
He said a tech conference in Vancouver Canada “Yes, there are these massively intelligent entities out there, but they’re not good, they’re not evil, they just don’t give a shit about you, even in the slightest. The same way that you don’t care about an ant, is the same way they’re not gonna care about you.”
And these things that we’re summoning into the world now are not demons, they’re not evil, but they’re more like the Lovecraftian “Great Old Ones.”
There are entities that are not necessarily going to be aligned with what we want.
Before Cthulu, there was the Kraken and also there was the great Fish God of the Philistines. Named Dagon in Hebrew and to the Jews, Leviathan, the sea monster was the harbinger of doom.
The Bible also speaks of Leviathan or Dagon rising out of the sea in the last days.
“And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, (leviathan) with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. “— Revelation 12
Does the Dragon or Leviathan rip space-time by sweeping with his tail a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to Earth?
The story and fulfillment would be intriguing especially when most theologians see the advent as metaphorical rather than literal. The Hydra rising from the sea is a subject for fanciful mythology but reality has been known to surprise us and we have only mythology to learn from.
Now, there is an interesting link between the Hydra, Leviathan, and Dagon, which also links us to Cthulhu: the Deep Ones, part of the Cthulhu family of demonic sea creatures.
Apparently, Mother Hydra and her consort Father Dagon are like Lovecraft’s Deep Ones, overgrown after millennia ruling over their lesser brethren.
Together with Cthulhu, they form the triad of gods worshiped by the Deep Ones: “A race of intelligent ocean-dwelling creatures, approximately human-shaped but with a fishy, froggy appearance. They regularly mate with humans along the coast, creating societies of hybrids.
They have been called the Nephilim, among other things anciently.
The continent of Africa is replete with tribal stories of advanced beings that descended from above or ascended from below the Earth from the water in ancient times and interfaced with the indigenous peoples.
Dagon, the fish-god of Nineveh carvings depict a pod coming out of the sky and landing on three legs. The pod contains amphibious beings, called the Nommo, also known as the “masters of the water,” which have fish-like characteristics.
Among the temples unearthed in Mari, was a Temple of Oannes, or Dagon, the Fish-God who the Philistines worshipped.
Which brings us full circle to the volcano called the Axial seamount. Wouldn’t an underwater volcano count as a bottomless pit? Could it be a gateway to these evil old ones as they launch into the sea?
It would also be analogous to opening the bottomless pit and releasing of the creatures that are spoken of in the Bible. They would certainly be ultra-terrestrials and would change the course of human history if they were discovered.
It would be like the literal rising of Leviathan.
As you sail among the seas of dreamland there are many places that are still uncharted and there are many vaults unopened in the mind’s eye. The Great Old Ones’ have evolved into fables and have been reduced to myths yet those who know the truth are beginning to come forward to say that the Titans that sleep below may rise again to rule the earth.
We’ve only explored 5% of our oceans and less than 1% of the deep waters and there is always a slight chance that something terrifying may have escaped extinction by going deeper into the ocean.
Perhaps it’s time to question if the spirit of Cthulhu is really dead, or is dreaming of your destruction as you wade out unprotected in his liquid domain.
His spirit is truly awake in the new millennium and he haunts the dark vaults that are buried deep in the caverns of the psyche.