Megalodon, Could this Monster Shark Still Exist Today?

Megalodon is arguably the most insane thing that has ever lived – it had all the underpants staining features of the normal great white shark, except that it made the later look like a Nemo plush toy in comparison. With over 20 meters (60 ft) in length, Megalodon wasn’t just 4 times the size of a great white – it was also the largest predator to ever swim the open seas, period!

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megalodon shark compared to T-Rex

megalodon compared to great white shark

The great white shark actually looks kinda cute compared to it’s prehistoric ancestor

This mega shark was the absolute apex predator during the Miocene and Pliocene epoch – as it ruled the seas for more then 16 million years. It was the perfect killing machine: built for speed, stealth and armed with teeth the size of a hubcap. In short, this magnificent bastard was basically what the other prehistoric nightmare creatures had nightmares about.

Gigantic Megalodon tooth

If you can look past the terrible haircut, you will notice the HUGE freaking tooth!

We already mentioned Megalodon in our article “Giant Extinct Versions of Modern Animals“, but it seems people want to know more about this ancient monster shark. The question that was on most people’s mind was: “Is there any prove of Megalodon still being alive today?”

megalodon jaw

Measuring 11 feet wide and 9 feet tall, this is the largest Megalodon jaw ever assembled.

Could Megalodon still be alive?

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As with most unbelievable things we want to be true – like an ATM machine that gives away free money, there is no concrete evidence that such a thing actually exists. Common believe among the scientific community is that Megalodon went extinct around 1,5 million years ago. However, there is also a group of scientists who believe Megalodon could actually be alive and well today – lurking somewhere in the depths of our unexplored ocean.

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What could have done this?

This believe is fueled by the fact that the ocean is quite a good place to hide in when you consider that 95% of it still remains unexplored. New creatures are being discovered all the time – including some that were believed to have gone extinct millions of years ago. These aren’t small creatures that are easily overlooked either. In many cases we are talking about true-to-life giant sea monsters, which, for a long time, were believed to be myths as well. Below we have rounded up some of these mysthical creatures, which turned out to actually exist.

The Giant Oarfish

The Giant Oarfish, are among the largest fish in the ocean, with some that can grow to up to 15 meters (50 ft) long! Because of its colossal size, many believe sea serpent folklore and stories of mythological sea creatures originate with this enormous fish.

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For a long time, the Giant Oarfish was thought to be a mere myth. That was untill one actually washed ashore in Mexico.

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The Giant Squid

Tales of giant squid have been common among mariners since ancient times, and may have led to the Norse legend of the kraken, a tentacled sea monster as large as an island capable of engulfing and sinking any ship.

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Nobody took the exsistence of this legendary sea monster seriously – that was until a schoolbus-sized squid was actually caught on film in 2002.

The Megamouth Shark

The Megamouth shark, is a hulking 6 meter (18 ft) long shark that wasn’t discovered untill just 1976 when one became entangled in the boat anchor of a United States Navy Ship, 25 miles off the coast from Kāneʻohe, Hawaii. Examination showed it to be an entirely unknown type of shark, making it one of the most sensational discoveries in 20th-century ichthyology

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The Frilled Shark

The bizarre looking Frilled Shark, which we only knew about from fossils and was believed to gone extinct millions of years ago, until one was caught on camera in 2007 being very alive.

Coelecanth: The World’s Oldest Known Fish

While not exactly a frightening sea monster, the coelacanth is still a good example of how a species can remain hidden for such a long time. Considered a ”living fossil”, this is the oldest species of fish in the world. They were thought to have gone extinct at the end of the cretaceous period over 65 million years ago, and fossils of the coelacanth have been found that date back over 350 million years.

Coelacanth

But againt all odds, a team of divers off the coast of South Africa came face to face with a living Coelacanth.

 
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Even if there is no hard evidence to suggest that Megalodon still exists – these, relatively newly discovered, sea monsters do prove that large animals can survive undetected over a very long period of time. So why couldn’t Megalodon do the same?

If the monster shark did indeed survive then finding enough food to support it’s massive size would be a challenging task. Therefore, the depths of the ocean would be the most logical hiding place. See, things can get freakishly large in the deeper parts of the ocean ( Deep-sea gigantism). Giant squids, tube worms, and sperm whales would make an excellent meal for a shark this enormous. If Megalodon would indeed be alive today, then this would also explain why no one has ever seen a corpse of this monstershark – the dead body of a shark does not float, it immediately sinks to the bottom and quickly decomposes. If they really do live in such deep waters then this means it will be very hard to prove the Megalodon’s existance. Someone would need to catch it on camera – deepdown in its natural habitiat, pretty much like what happened with the Giant Squid.

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Megalodon Sightings

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In 1918, Australian marine biologist David Stead recorded events when local fisherman refused to go back out to sea after witnessing an incredibly large creature. These were experienced sailors, well familiar with whales and large sharks, but whatever they witnessed, frightened them so much that they refused to work any longer. Stead said:

The fishermen described it as between 35 and 90 meters long and pure white in color.

That seems unbelievable though, even for a Megalodon. Could a shark really grow to that size? Were these men exaggerating, or were they just confused? If it wasn’t a Megalodon that frightened them so much, then what else could it have been?

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The Bloop

The Bloop is the name given to an unidentified and extremely powerful underwater sound detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1997. The sound, traced to somewhere around a remote point in the south Pacific Ocean, was detected several times. According to the NOAA description, it “rises rapidly in frequency over about one minute and was of sufficient amplitude to be heard on multiple sensors, at a range of over 5,000 km. Scientists believe that the sound is the most likely to come from some sort of animal, because its signature is a rapid variation in frequency similar to that of sounds known to be made by marine beasts.

This is where it gets creepy though… Bloop was detected by sensors up to 4800 kilometres apart, meaning the sound was far louder than any whale noise. This baffled scientists, who are still wondering if there could be a creature hiding somewhere in the ocean that is several times larger then a Blue Whale. If so, then maybe the fisherman, David Stead encountered, weren’ t exaggerating when they described a creature of between 35 and 90 meters long.

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Could this be the origin of the Bloop sound?

The Black Demon of Cortez

Megalodon Black Demon

In the last few years there have been many reported sightings to suggest a Megalodon may be terrorizing the Sea of Cortez, just south of the California border. The locals refer to this giant sea monster as the “Black Demon. It is said to be around 60ft long, dark and with a huge tail that whips to the surface before diving away quickly.

There have been so many sightings of this mysterious sea creature that Monster-Quest decided to investigate. The team went out to to the Sea of Cortez in search of this animal, but like with every other episode, they didn’t find anything. I am starting to think “Monsters” in general are kinda camera shy. Still, even though Monster Quest didn’t find anything, the Sea of Cortez would make the perfect hiding spot for a giant prehistoric shark. It is home to some extremely large sea creatures that would make a great food supply for a shark that size, and it’s deepest portions can drop down to 12,000 feet.

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Could Megalodon still be out there somewhere, waiting to make its existence known in a spectacular and no doubt horrifying way, could the mysterious “Bloop” be linked to a living Megalodon, or was the sound something totally different, and are people mistaking creatures such as the Whale shark for a Megalodon? I am afraid we will never have a clear answer untill one gets caught on film  like with the other sea creatures that were also considered to be mere myths untill not so long ago. What we do know for sure is that a discovered tooth of this mytical monster alone is enough to provide countless generations with their share of, straight-to-video, Monster Movies!

Finally, I would like to leave you this giant shark caught on film in Japan. Could it be a Megalodon? You decide, but it definitely looks huge!

Well, I hope you enjoyed but if you want more, then be sure to check out: Extinct Monsters That Were Giant Versions of Modern Animals

Posted by Ron

130 COMMENTS

  1. wow nice more than nice big huge super fish I swam in the ocean for many years for hours at a time in El Segundo,Calif.I had no fear.I was at home flouting around

  2. I know a lot about sharks and I’m only 11 but some of those pictures, if those few are real then that is a megalodon. I know what a megalodon looks like and some of those pictures could be if they are true and if what was in those few pictures accually happend than the megalodon is real!!

    • i realize you’re only 11, but you’re still an idiot if you think any of those pics are real. Only one of the megalodon pictures even looks passable, the others are all CG or painting.

    • Hey there little man. Don’t listen to these monkeys. Unfortunately you’re going to run into donkeys like this in these comment things. You’re obviously smarter at 11 than he is now. Although a lot of these photos are faked, there is a lot to suggest there are some giant undiscovered predators in the ocean as 95% of it is still unexplored. Keep the curiosity alive.

  3. I have been so awestruck by sharks for a very long time. I’m 45, I’ve been studying sharks since I saw Jaws. Great Whites are my favorite to read about, Megalodon has become another. While I agree, there is a slim possibility of them still existing in the far unreachable depths of the ocean, I would dearly hate for them to make their presence known.

    Only bad would come from it, not only for victims of it’s attacks, but I know how humanity deals with such things. It would be a King Kong like movie attempt at capturing and displaying for profit at a risk greater than anything the Megalodon would ever cause on it’s own. The images here were mostly that of a Great White with something superimposed in front of it, while others weren’t even sharks.

    The fact that there are species constantly being found that were thought to be extinct millions of years ago is proof enough that there is that slim chance. Science is not 100% accurate, at least not all the time. Because evolution has proven one thing, life can and does evolve in miraculous ways. Crocodiles and Alligators have been around a very long time. Now we have Giant Squids and other creatures from the sea constantly being discovered.

    Lets just hope if we do discover a Megalodon anytime in our life time, that it’s by some mechanical camera that we lowered down to a depth not reachable by humans. Because the loss of a camera is acceptable, losing lives is not. Not to mention, we don’t need to entice such creatures if they do exist down there, to come up where we are. Though if they do live, it will happen just like any other great event in our world.

    • I completly agree with you 100%!!!I belive there may be a small chance they are still alive but I would not wanna see one in person.First of all that thing is huge te way only way it would ever be “caught” is dead.there would be absoulty no way for anyone on this earth to catch that thing alive let alone getting it back to dry land would be ummmm quite intresting.I would LOVE to see a video of it if it is indeed still alive and I do mean a real video that a trained expirement can varify that it really is a Megalodon but other than that let it stay where its at if its still alive.The fact that if it is still alive shows it can A) fend for itself B) its not a threat to us unless we go and find it then well there wont be any survivors (that thing would eat us humans whole in bunches like lil seaseme seeds) and C) it doesnt wanna be bothered.

  4. I’m 12 and sharks are my fascination plus some parts of the sea have not been discovered and if these pictures are real then I think you have your answer its just out there waiting to be discovered ! Who’s to say its fake??

    • It isnt waiting to be discovered Jr or it would have come alot closer to us by now.If it still exsists which it very well may it is perfectly content being left alone in the deep ocean.I assure you.

    • Only 3% of the ocean has been explored so far. Also, none of those pictures with a living Megalodon were real, but simply artists renditions. Though, you make a good point. In the huge ocean, we’ve found things long thought extinct, and they were big… So why can’t Megalodon be out there? Honestly though, some things are better left undiscovered. Think of what would happen if someone discovered that Megalodon was still alive.

      • I megladon did exist us humans would try to get it to obey us like every other animal plant and sea creature that ussaly leads to extinction for the animal.

  5. Wow……… Earlier i thought that megalodons still being alive was a load if rubbish, now , after reading this, ive considered that they could still be alive.

  6. don’t be afraid that shark isnt big enough to reach shallow waters and this shark could be alive considering the fact that most of them or all of them died from the cold waters but could one of them had been frozen.Or did they all die did one lay an egg that was too heavy and too deep for us to pick up,what is the ocean hiding from us ?

    • thankyou 🙂 I was kinda wondering what was going on with that.A earth qauke would make sense.I did not know though they could pick up earth qauke sounds but makes alot more sense than Megalodon 😉

  7. This has fascinated me! i am 11 too, and It has got me thinking,i want to research this! i am excited to see if this creature is real! i also have 2 smaller megaladon teeth a friend gave me

    • If your sooo excited to see if Megaladon is still alive then please by all means leave home with a crew of 11 year olds that all appear to be fasanated by this beast and dive into the deep deep ocean with some cameras to find it.While your getting swallowed whole like lil seasame seeds we will all watch and relize its still alive and your heroic efforts will be appaluaded :-p

      • asmith you don’t have to be an asshole about his comment he is 11 let him be fascinated about this. Your comment was just rude and wasn’t even fucking needed. You don’t have to respond to every comment you feel doesn’t make you happy.

      • Hey is this the website where we get to attack 11 year olds? Awesome! I just came from a conversation where this 3 year old was all like “I like juice” and I was all like “shut up baby! I’ll punch you in the face!” Now I feel smart & manly.

  8. I thought the article was very interesting, however I felt less interested after seeing 12 year olds discuss how the ocean is, like totally deep. The truth could be down there….

  9. ok think about this if the fishermen were in Australia there were two sighting of the Megalodon there one in 1918 and another in 1960 both in Australia where a lot of Great White Sharks go to hunt and mate now if the Megalodon is the great ancestor it is possible that the Megalodon goes there too ik the Megalodon is still alive there is almost 1 encounter every year and whales wash up on shore with bite marks from a predator the size 60 to 100 feet he is still lurking the sea he will show up to were we can take a picture of him eventually I hope its soon because Ik he still is alive

  10. To me, I think “The Bloop” Video Is the sound of a sonic radar being tested. The Sonic Radars are being used for Military Purposes and are being tested in the ocean to see if they are powerful enough to either injure or harm creatures. Such as Humans. They test it in the ocean to make sure it is deadly. Hey just imagine it decades later. “Who the heck cares about the whale species? There’s tons on whales out there.” Not anymore since the Navy thinks that testing the Sonic Radar is more important than saving hundreds of fish and or mammals species. Im just saying but when is it ever going to be useful…….. Torpedos would do more damage than a sonic radar. Except if harming the environment. But it is a good way to find new species as well as kill them. Sometimes you find a thing or two in huge smelly mess between the Whale carcus’s. Why do you think they block off the area until they pack things up in those bags. They could be hiding a species of mammal or fish. Just think about it.

    • I have never even thought about that.Only one small problem with that though.Most of the time I would assume normal people like yourself and I are the ones to discover the whale washed ashore and call in beach/whatever patrol and then they call in who ever that blocks it all off.Wouldnt you think someone would inspect that remains before officials were either called or arrived?I personally would not be able to stomache the smell but Im sure some goof ball out there would tottally wanna take pics of a dead whale as a “see what I saw woohoo” pic and if lets say they say a tooth or something I would think they would grab it or document it and we would then see things pop up about such and such.Like the pic of the whale washed around with its tail gone.Weather that was a real event or not who knows but thats a good example 🙂

  11. The shark in the Japanese video is actually a Greenland shark. That’s extremely odd though considering how far Japan is from the Greenland sharks territory. I’d say it was just scavenging for an easy meal. Greenland sharks are way to slow and way to handicapped of a shark to hunt or chase prey in the water. I do not believe that Megalodon exists still. I do not believe that an alleged 60ft shark could hide from us for so long. Sharks of this size simply don’t disappear into the cold murky depths. There is a reason why the great white and Megalodon share the same half of their scientific name. They have many of the same behavioral actions and instincts including their very curious personality. I don’t think that a Megalodon could resist showing its pretty face if for that long especially with it’s immense size. You’re talking about a shark that has no enemies! It eats everything! Even a Tyrannosaurus Rex at full grown size couldn’t take on an adolescent Megalodon! It’s such a massive creature! It would eat whales and dolphins without a second thought. If they were really still alive, you better hope you never find yourself trapped in the middle of the pacific with no rescue in sight. A shark that big would make short work of any human no matter how big he was. Until we get real footage of the entire animals length including identifiable species and genus physical and behavioral features, I will not believe it. Seeing is not believing. To me, seeing, touching, studying makes something real. Until that day when we find a genuine specimen alive, it cannot be proven real.

  12. You guys really should watch shark week this year a fishing vessel was sunk and no bodies were recovered divers found a video camera and after editing it they heard a girl scream shark. A woman spotted a shark attacking a whale the dorsal fin was a good 10ft from the whale the fin was 9ft above the water. In 2009 a boy and his father found a humpback whale literally bitten in half the entire tails gone.

    • @David Robblee that show was fake, those were all actors even discovery admitted to it being fake, I didnt want to believe it either but i searched Megalodon in google, went to news and saw an article of Discovery admitting to it being fake, while I believe somewhere out there, there is a chance Megalodon can possibly exist, there is absoluty no hard evidence besides teeth, which isnt much. While I hope to see the day humanity sees rare footage of a prehistoric shark, right now we are not close yo finding it with 85% of our ocean be undiscovered. I do hope we find more crazy and exciting creatures in the next couple of years

  13. Couple things: The Frilled Shark was never thought to be extinct, they’re just extremely rare and almost never venture into shallow water in front of human eyes. Please fact check before you post misinformation.

    2nd, the shark in that Japanese video does not at all match the morphology of Megalodon, it’s almost certainly a pacific sleeper shark, which are huge, growing up to about 25 feet max. But they are a well-known species.

    I’d love it if Megalodon were alive, like anyone else, but writing things without fact-checking and speculating wildly without fact-checking won’t bring them into existence. Sorry to be a dick, but it’s important, I think, that people know these things. Anyway, thanks for listening.

  14. I think that the megalodon is real because people have not looked at the entire ocean so I think that the great megalodon is alive but hiding because there might only be 1 left but there is still 1 left in the world

  15. I think it’s still alive. People however need to realize that it’s not just ONE megalodon alive. It’s tons of them. It’s just like the whole Loch Ness monster bullshît. People act like one only exist when they’re HAS to be a way for them to reproduce. Also I think discovering a megalodon would be another huge eye-opener that we don’t know fully whats in the ocean. Anything can be. A parallel world could be down their. For gods sake Transformers and zombies could be down there for all we know. I believe that a megalodon exsits.

  16. Megalodon, of course could still be real because we have only explored 7% of the ocean. The other 93% is a mystery of other fabulous creatures. Just think of the whale that washed up recently. I can’t think of the name, but that was spouse to be excint 2 million years ago! If Megalodon is real, which I highly think it is very real, there would be many megalodons because one could not live for 10,000 years. The just found a Megalodon tooth. They did carbon dating and it was only 10,000 years old. So, it lives much longer then we thought and is probably still alive today. As I was saying there is probably many megalodons because over all this time one could not live. They would need to reproduce. This shark stuff just fascinates me!

  17. yeah ? and did you also see the special discovery channel did on mermaids a month earlier ? try googling the attack on the fishing boat off south africa. the only link to it is from discovery channel. if a fishing boat was taken down by a shark, i think it would have made world news. also, watch the end of the megalodon shark week epesode. it flashes a very quick disclaimer that events may have been exaggerated.
    i agree there is a lot to discover out there, but a beast of that magnitude would leave some trace of its existance.

  18. The giant shark in the last the whole Japanese video is a basking shark it’s not carnivorous or nothing but it lives deep in the ocean where the sun doesn’t if I am correct it feeds of plankton.

  19. Gods help us that this death tube isn’t still chomping away. With teeth I mean knifes the size of adults hands and enough chomping power to crush anything in its way say it be whales boats or small islands. Saying you wish this emotionless killing hunk is still alive is like saying you want a gaint spiders in city parks. We should be thanking the pleistoscene epoch that we don’t have to be dealing the such monstrosity today.

  20. how do you know if its not real , because you’ve the megalondon teeth.and how come the crocodile survived the meteor?

  21. The giant squid and megamouth are abyssal creatures. The coelacanth is a small fish. The oarfish is relatively small. Carcharadon megalodon is none of these so I doubt something this conspicuous wouldn’t have been confirmed by now. @Tyrone the megalodon didn’t survive the meteor because there was no meteor. It went extinct from climate change affecting its food source. @David robblee you got all of that from one 2 hour special on Discovery Channel. Good job you believe in television. @Julia its a fact that there is not a parallel world down there. Because it’s just stupid to say that without any proof. The loch ness monster is a psychological illusion caused by centuries of influence and the idiocy of the human race. There may be something down there Just not a plesiosaur.
    My conclusion: If the ridiculous theories of the megalodon believers are true may the almighty smite me where I stand. Hmmmm still alive. I regress though that there may be a large predatory shark in the seas, just not megaladon. Surviving such a climate change would mean rapid and gigantic evolution that would cause the megalodon to split off from its latter genetic structure to the point in which the shark wouldn’t be even be a megaladon anymore. Okay I’m done ramblin.

  22. I’m terrified yet fascinated by sharks, only 5% of the oceans have been explored so of course there’s a possibility that megalodon is still out there

  23. It’s known that great whites disappear from seal hunting grounds after reaching a certain size and very large great whites have been found to have giant squid beaks in their stomachs. Obviously giant squid live very deep and are one of the most elusive creatures on the planet. If sperm whales didn’t have to surface, we likely wouldn’t have much evidence of their existence either. One thing though…, wouldn’t a young megalodon be easily confused with a great white anyway? Who is to say they aren’t commonly seen but misidentified? We really have no idea what they looked like. Just a thought.

  24. the chance of megladon is slim but completely possible saying that it couldn’t exist would be like saying aliens couldn’t exist the universe is so large and so unexplored and we know more about the universe than the oceans so i say it is completely possible and by the way i’m 11 ( not all kids my age are ignorant fairy tale readers )

  25. the chance of megladon is slim but completely possible saying that it couldn’t exist would be like saying aliens couldn’t exist the universe is so large and so unexplored and we know more about the universe than the oceans so i say it is completely possible and by the way i’m 11 ( not all kids my age are ignorant fairy tale readers ) AND THOSE PICTURE ARE ALL FAKE NOW SHUT UP ABOUT IT

  26. There is a lot of comments stating the shark in the video is a Greenland shark. This was my first thought as well, however the skin to me seams all wrong. The shark in the video has a full black body (Excluding the scarred up fins) where as Greenland sharks typically have a speckled pattern to them. Also the mouth of the shark in the video seems to extrude more then Greenland sharks which is typically more under the body.

  27. I believe in the megalodon there has to be things in this world that god has created but people are to blind to see the facts that it does exist.

  28. If so many “Sea monsters” before it was discovered in the ocean depths couldn’t there be a chance it’s still out there hiding… I’m sure it’s not waiting for us I wanna avoid that… thing lets just be grateful dem Jaws can’t go on land.

  29. omg i dont know to belive in what . 1 of all ive seen megalodon video and that was pretty real to me.. mabye that is fake. 2 the giant teeth was preettyyy reeaall and maaabye its a plastic tooth idk
    anyways i saw .3 giant squid was so large and i think that exist too but i dont know about that fish… found in mexico it looks like a fake
    anyways the other look normal too me.i think megalodon is real and it lives in deep sea and i think that (wikipedija) on english shoud put that mealodon really exist , right?

  30. Nice article Ron, sharks are truly fascinating creatures and I was one of the people who believed that there was no hope of ever finding proof of the Megalodons existence. Yet this page argues a great point that there may still be a chance that we will all be able to one day see this breath taking creature. We can only cross our fingers and hope, it would be a bookmark in the progression of marine research and a sharp reminder that however powerful we think we are as the human race, when it comes to the water we have only scratched the surface! 95% is yet to be discovered…

  31. The great shark issue.there were more male great shark then the females now why did this creature disappeared well because there were no other female population to reproduce.food was another issue after the plant went into a change in climate and food shortage was very limited.Now the ? Is could she still be alive today (no) many people might say well how about her baby that were male well the answer is not that either because they need mates to reproduce more baby’s.many people today get confuse on the whale shark and the basking shark which are two of the 2nd and 3rd largest shark know today.

  32. I think megalodons are still out there but these “pics” are fake, they are only paintings and whatever besides the tooth.I rest my case!

  33. On June 20 2007 I was fishing for cod off mass 25 miles off shore. It was a day without a ripple on the water. I watched a shark swim underneath my 20 ft. boat thinking it was a whale until the tail went by. I was convinced it was an albino basking shark. My friend Dan Baker and I walked along the side of my boat as the fish swam from back to front. Both of us standing in the front of the boat, the fish turned around and this time, swam buy us, on the left side of the boat, never breaking the surface of the water, and as the fish got closer, I said to Baker, “why is the nose so pointed?” It was cantered sideways and looking at us. 10 ft. from the end of my hand…I said “that’s a great white and this fish is eyeballing us” We ran and hid in the back of the boat. 4 seconds later, I said to Baker “I cannot NOT look at this thing, I have to look again” I peeked over the edge and it’s eyeball was maybe 6′ from me…bigger than a baseball but smaller than a grapefruit. This fish was 6 ft wide and between 30 and 36′ long. I looked at it and said, “F— this, we’re out of here!” As I reached for the ignition key Baker grabbed my arm and said, you spook that fish now, and he’ll flip us over, and we turned and watch the fish swim away. Baker later said to me, “that’s the first time I’ve seen you flinch” I told this story all my friends laughed at me and said I was crazy. I know what I saw and said at some point in my life someone will photograph this fish, and then they’ll believe me. I wrote a 2 page letter and sent it to National Great white association, they sent me back a letter saying they’ve had other reports of a shark this big, just no pictures…I thought the show megalodon was going to show me what I’ve seen. And I still believe someday, I will see that shark, in a picture, the news or somewhere. I would love to tell this story to Colin Drake.

    • Well I hate to be that guy, but discovery put a 2 second disclaimer saying that the Megaldon the monster shark lives special was not an actual true event and basically a made up story

  34. Crop, crop and more crop from some of you guys. The Blue Whale is bigger than Megalodon was, yet whalers hunt it left, right and center. How would Megalodon differ?

  35. Leaves you to wonder, don’t forgget about the tales of ancient people of giant 70 ft sharks, as to whether the meg is alive today im unsure however for our skae i hope its not if it were to deicde to hunt the surface there wouldn’t be a boat around thats to big for this monster to sink its teeth into

  36. If ya’ll think megaldon isnt real and wasnt a real event okay cool but think about it like this how big was it and look at it’s teeth thats a perfect name for it.

  37. I totally agry with you dude I heard in one bite it could eat half a killer whale by the what I’m ten and I study sharks since I was like five.That shark is HUGE it is like 100feet long crazy. Doesn’t it sound like I’m 14.I mean really its craycray oh yeah I’m a boy so 🙂 B-) :-* O:-)

  38. The only thing I dislike about this article is the bad grammar and the idiotic assumption that things existed on this earth millions of years ago-.-

  39. alright, i’ve been researching the megalodon for about a year now hoping i can find some hard evidence that shows that thing is real! from what i’ve seen throughout the comments on this page, maybe it doesn’t want to be found at all? i mean sharks are very intelligent for a fish because of their behaviour but when you think about it, look at the megalodon it’s completely far superior to any kind of predatory animal in the ocean and on land, i think that it knows that if it is to be seen it will be killed on sight so it stays within the depths of the unexplored ocean not wanting to be found due to that reason and takes extreme precautions when it feels the need to surface to find more food, it is such a fascinating creature i would die to see believe it or not just not by it! for christ sake i want to see it before i die and live to tell the tale of the great megalodon shark, i exaggerated abit but man i just want to know if such a being exists in this world 🙂

  40. They enrage me fuck all caught the fish which is only one in this wide world ishche and Megolodona them plya not hvotaet in kalektsyyu shit on it will not work!

  41. and if it is the shark would not show up even if you try to find it because the shark stays under the death of the ocean where the only way you can get there is to build a some sort of sub marine thing that has lights

  42. Megalodons were known for lunging whales out of the water to finish it off. We would have seen the school bus jump a whale out of the water by now. Thats just how they hunted.

  43. Though I’m 15 i may have some theories of the Bloop:
    1) Of course a megalodon
    2) A gigantic whale bigger than a blue whale
    3) ATLANTIS!
    4) Tons and tons of pistol shrimp over a large area that are either defending themselves or hunting. One of there claws can snap so fast that it causes water to gust at 60 mph create a cavitation bubble that reaches temps close to the surface of the sun and causes a sound that is 218 Db loud.

  44. ok all off you, i am 48 years old, my family all study sharks and so do i, that video from Japan? sad but not a megalodon, i have belived in this shark all my life and that is not one, next the only photo i belive is the nazi u-boat photo by south Africa is very possible, don’t think 64 ft but very close, i will leave you all with this, if you don’t belive in this ‘deamon’ of a shark then leave the people who do belive….belive! everybody should have the sense of wonder to belive..

  45. Efter at have set en udsendelse på tv som udelukkende handlede om at bevise megalodons eksistens er jeg uden tvivl på at der findes en rovfisk på over 20 meter ude i vores kun ca 5-8 % udforskede hav og det er en megalodon eller en uidentifiseret art kan jeg ikke sige men det er jo blevet bevist og hvis men holder sig skeptisk til alt ender det med man ikke tror på noget ved mindre man blir spist af den så lad os håbe den globale opvarmning og de varmere vand temperature gør at det bliver mere leve dygtigt for megalodonen og samtidig at der vil være balance mellem hajen og hvalerne , mange tak jack puertas danmark

  46. The government should put more money into trying to explore the depths of the ocean they do to explore space, the waters are part of our home planet, and it isn’t directly benefiting anyone to explore space. Wile searching space can lead to finding out more about our origin, ocean dwelling animals and plants that we have not yet found could potentially hold the answers to many questions as well as being usable as cures and medicines.

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