Before you share that “Giant Squid Washes Ashore on Lake Michigan” story…

NCS squid

Sunday, 8/6/2017: An “article” being shared on social media today dated Sunday, August 6 (no year) has the headline “Giant Squid Washes Ashore on Lake Michigan.¹”

In fact, a giant squid has not washed up along the shores of one of the freshwater great lakes.  for those who may not know (and please feel free to pass this information along), The giant squid lives in the deep ocean and is rarely seen in shallow waters. Giant squid can grow to a tremendous size due to deep-sea gigantism, but it or no known squid can survive in a freshwater environment.

BreakingNews365.net is also a self-proclaimed prank website designed to produce fiction that appears to be a credible news article.  (see screenshot below)

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Another fake story that had circulated recently was the “Dead Bigfoot” article.  It, too was from BreakingNews365.net.


Real news of Giant Squid Encounters

18 July 2017: An Irish fishing crew from County Kerry has been left in “disbelief” after they landed their second extremely rare giant squid in a matter of months.

On June 13, 2017 a paddle boarder took footage of a giant squid encounter in South Africa.

 

On December 28, 2015 a giant squid made a rare appearance in Japan’s Toyama Bay, giving onlookers a once-in-a-lifetime look at the legendary beast, although it was alleged to have been a young specimen.


If you or someone you know has seen a cryptid, strange animal or what you could only describe as a “monster,” make a report with the National Cryptid Society HERE.

 

 

 

  1. http://www.breakingnews365.net/596d389e3519c/giant-squid-washes-ashore-on-lake-michigan.html
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