During different occurrences in 1997, a mysterious sound was recorded off the South American southwest coast in the depths of the Equatorial Pacific Ocean by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (pardon that tongue twista). They called this sound “The Bloop.”
Apparently for a creature to create a sound of this magnitude, it would have to be significantly larger than a blue whale, which is believed to be the largest animal ever to have lived. That sounds pretty big already, but I did some research to help me visualize the vastness of this beautiful creature. Come, let us chat about the blue whale for a MOME! First, let’s look at this handy comparison chart (love me some charts btw):
Blue Whale Fun Facts:
+ They are probably the loudest animals alive, louder than a jet engine!
+ A human can swim through its aorta!
+ The blue whale has a tongue that weighs as much as an elephant.
+ It has a heart the size of a Volkswagen beetle?! That’s a whole lotta love bo.
So imagine… something even more large and in charge than that? Shutcho mouf and say it ain’t so!! The thought of this freaks me out especially because (warning: now this might be the most repeated story of my lifetime thus far) in 1998 I had a dream that the ocean was draining and everything was coming up to surface…mermaids were combing their weaves, everything at the bottom was coming up. Then, this giant Octopus with glowing light beam eyes came up from the depths of the sea and was pulling everyone from their cars into the water. It took my friend Shaun and I woke up screaming, “NO SHAUN NO!” And saw tentacles shriveling up at the bottom of my bed. UGH I hate that half asleep hallucination shit. Anyway, eleven years later and it’s still as clear as a whisle and I am still convinced I’m going to see that daddy-o one of these days so naturally The Bloop freaks me out!
In this clip, the sound has been sped up sixteen times it’s normal frequency, producing the Bloop noise. They really should have just stopped fronting and called it The Dook, cause that’s really what it sounds like.
Here is the slower version (recommended while listening in the dark)
The cause of that octopus dream was probably a combination of this:
More unidentified ocean sounds can be found here.