Man first began to set sail on the sea a little over 10,000 years ago. When this occurred, a lot of new things came about that would become widespread eventually. Mankind came across new and different animals, both big and small. Both could be man-eaters and/or quite ferocious. This led to ancient sailors speaking of horrifying sea monsters for centuries.
Religious texts such as the Torah, Quran, and Holy Bible mention monsters as well as massive sea creatures. Heck, the Bible has an entire story about a man named Jonah being swallowed by a whale, where he stayed for 3 days and 3 nights. Tales like this, both true and exaggerated, are rampant in world history.
Some of these come from real-life accounts that were embellished to help add some sort of mystique or ora around sailing, which only resulted in more people sailing open waters and having their own fun. Sometimes, however, the stories were as real as a heart attack. These tales are the ones we wanted to explore.
Out of all of these horrifying sea creatures from mythology, history, tall tales, and others…which ones come from real-life encounters of actual sea creatures? On top of this, what horrifying sea creatures are still out there today that people can come in contact with?
We’re about to end the myths and set the record straight while also making you want to hold off on that next cruise you were so hyped to go on. These are the real most horrifying sea creatures of all time!