You guys have been sending me all kinds of links to Megalodon pictures and videos… but so far nothing that would prove megalodons still exist today - but then this came in.
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The video uses the title “Megalodon Caught on Camera” and it was sent in by a whole bunch of people starting with Nicole Stewart, Kirby Games, and creeperlicious123…
It shows what looks like a huge huge shark at the bottom of the ocean - but is this really a living Megalodon? Or is this maybe just a another mega-hoax? Why don’t we just dive in and see if we can get to the bottom of this…
Taking a closer look at the video, we see it claims this video was recorded in the Pacific ocean at a place called Mariana Trench.
SThe video shows us what looks like a camera feed from a remote underwater location. There is a strange structure on the ocean floor and a huge fish coming in from the right side of the camera.
Although we do get to see the fish for an extended period of time, we can’t really accurately measure it’s size. There is nothing in view that we could use to show us some scale.
I did a little looking around a bit, but couldn’t come up with much on my own, so I turned to Billschannel chief researcher Kyle Darkkova.
Kyle poured over dozens of webpages and followed this story back to it’s source, which brings me to this… the official answer.
But before I can tell you what the verdict is, I want to hear your answer first. So what I want you to do is… Yell out you answer either real or fake as loud as you can. Now if you’re the non verbal type or in class or the library, it’s ok to pause this video, go to the comments section, leave you answer there and then come back and watch the rest of the video…. ok… now no cheating… you ready and Go…
Ok, and now the official answer and here we go… The video showing a giant size fish at the bottom of the ocean has been examined and unanimously agreed to be a real video… but the fish shown in the video has been misidentified… it is not a megalodon and therefor the claim that is a living megalodon caught on camera is... fake.
Ok, I can understand that? But if it wasn’t a megalodon, what was it?
As it turns out, what we are looking is a piece of video shot by Japanese scientists sometime between 2000 and 2003.
According to multiple sources, it wasn’t shot in the Mariana Trench, but rather Suruga Bay which is not far away.
In this article from Russian publication Pravda, published in 2003, we get the real identity of the fish. it says, The researchers put a container with some smelly bait on the bay bottom. The smell of the bait attracted a shoal of deep-water sharks. But then the sharks scattered in all directions and researchers saw an incredibly huge monster on the screens of their monitors.
It turned to be a 7 meter or 23 foot long Pacific Sleeper shark. This is one of the largest species of sharks in the oceans but it is rarely seen because it spends its time in very deep waters.
Here’s another video of sleeper shark recorded at 9100 feet (or just under 2800 Meters). When you compare this to this, you see it is indeed a sleeper shark and not a Megalodon.
Ok, well that’s another Megalodon sighting down the drain. But don’t worry, this video has a happy ending because… I have a t-shirt to give away….
Ladies and genttlemen, this is an official Mothman t-shirt from the mothman museum in Point Pleasant, Va.
Now, unfortunately I only have one and it’s a large -- but hey, if you’re not a large you can always make a gift for someone else…
Now all you have to do is send an email to [email protected]
and say “mothman lives” anywhere in the email.. subject, body, I don’t care…
In a week or so we’ll pick a random winner and let you know if you are the lucky one!
Ok, that’s all the time I have this week… see you next time!