1. Giant Squid
There are many legends about gigantic squids. The most famous is probably the kraken. According to the Norse mythology it’s a huge octopus creature with the size of an island, which devours ships, and is one of the seamen’s greatest fears. For the first time in 1840s the beast got its scientific designation, being named “Architeuthis”. In the 1870s several carcasses were found on the Labrador and Newfoundland beaches in Canada. The grotesque tentacles and corpses were an indicator for the real existence of the dreaded squid. In 2004 scientific researchers in Japan succeeded in taking about 500 pictures of a live and monstrous squid. It disappeared into the dark waters afterwards and hasn’t been seen ever since.
2. The Sea Serpent
Ever head the story of Nessie, the Loch Ness monster? Well, there are stories about monstrous snake serpents living in dark water depths all over the world. According to scientist, the stories are about an oarfish, a.k.a. ribbonfish. It is known that the longest oarfish ever recorded was 56 ft. long. In 2001 the nature of the tremendous creature was revealed for the first time ever when it was captured on film.
3. Komodo Dragon
Giant lizards used to be a record of the prehistoric past until 1926, when a science expedition from the American Museum of Natural History returned from Indonesia with several well-preserved lizards and two live ones. The world met the Komodo dragon for the first time : a huge lizard that can reach up to10 ft in length, has great deadly claws and fangs and a poisonous bite, probably due to viperous glands in its mouth.