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Is Cthulu Real ?


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#1    Simbi Laveau

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:25 AM

Ok,just passing on a link .Don't shoot the messenger .

http://www.mandatory...-ocean/#photo=1

This article puts forth that Lovecraft actually predicted an animal of unimaginable size ,in our ocean .
They cite the bloop et al .
It's just kind of interesting.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:38 AM

Giant creature? Quite probably. A sleeping Great Old One with a squid for a face and a global cult? I kind of doubt it. Quite frankly, the world's oceans could probably hide an entire civilization in their depths, with how little we know about them. We've barely scratched the surface of what lives in the deep sea, and half the species we do recognize are only known from one or two specimens.


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:25 AM

View PostRavinoff, on 12 October 2012 - 03:38 AM, said:

Giant creature? Quite probably. A sleeping Great Old One with a squid for a face and a global cult? I kind of doubt it. Quite frankly, the world's oceans could probably hide an entire civilization in their depths, with how little we know about them. We've barely scratched the surface of what lives in the deep sea, and half the species we do recognize are only known from one or two specimens.

An unbeliever now. when Great CTHULHU RISES FROM THE DEPTHS TO USHER IN THE NEW AGE YOU WILL ALL......wait. What? sorry about that forgot my pills.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:40 AM

And the creators of South Park predicted the existence of a half man, half bear and half pig creature.


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:41 AM

Surely the question should be "is Cthulu R'lyeh?"

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:00 AM

How can something out of fiction be real?


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:02 AM

I'm gonna go a head and say 'no'.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:50 PM

I used to think it was all just excellent weird fiction, but the more I visit coastal towns the more I'm seeing the Innsmouth Look... :unsure2:

Funnily enough there are only a couple hundred miles difference between the grid refs of the "Bloop" and Rl'yeh if I recall. However, it's all just fiction. Nobody actually cared about Lovecraft when he was alive apart form his peers, it was only after his death that August Derleth pushed to promote his work, and it kind of ran away from there- probably with some very clever, slightly suggestive, marketing strategies that made things like the cults, the Necronomicon and Cultes De Goules etc sound like they might actually be real. Then of course with the RPG in the 80s, very lifelike props in the forms of newspaper clippings were created fo ultra-real authenticity, and I suppose fact and fiction began to blur a wee bit.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:04 PM

I'll say "yes" , just because I want there to be. :tsu:  And all kinds of other weird stuff in the depths too. :yes:

Edited by QuiteContrary, 12 October 2012 - 01:07 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:18 PM

Short answer: No.
Long answer: Nooooooooooooooope.

But to actually contribute to the thread, lol, it is an interesting idea. Makes me think of the Cloverfield monster.

Edited by Hasina, 12 October 2012 - 01:20 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:38 PM

I hope so.  Interestingly enough, a giant eyeball washed up on the beach in South Florida this morning...


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:52 PM

View PostUrisk, on 12 October 2012 - 12:50 PM, said:

I used to think it was all just excellent weird fiction, but the more I visit coastal towns the more I'm seeing the Innsmouth Look... :unsure2:

Funnily enough there are only a couple hundred miles difference between the grid refs of the "Bloop" and Rl'yeh if I recall. However, it's all just fiction. Nobody actually cared about Lovecraft when he was alive apart form his peers, it was only after his death that August Derleth pushed to promote his work, and it kind of ran away from there- probably with some very clever, slightly suggestive, marketing strategies that made things like the cults, the Necronomicon and Cultes De Goules etc sound like they might actually be real. Then of course with the RPG in the 80s, very lifelike props in the forms of newspaper clippings were created fo ultra-real authenticity, and I suppose fact and fiction began to blur a wee bit.

Lovecraft gave a location of 47° 9′0″ S, 126° 43′0″ W for R'lyeh, and the Bloop was figured to be around 50° 0′0″ S, 100° 0′0″ W.  I believe the straight line distance is about 1200 miles or so.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:58 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 12 October 2012 - 05:40 AM, said:

And the creators of South Park predicted the existence of a half man, half bear and half pig creature.

Hey don't joke man/bear/pig is real and he will rip your face off. Al gore even says so and he created the internet and we all know if it is on the internet it's true. Now cthulu? No it isn't real thats just a book :)

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

View Postjackball74, on 12 October 2012 - 01:38 PM, said:

I hope so.  Interestingly enough, a giant eyeball washed up on the beach in South Florida this morning...
Posted Image Posted Image I believe it looks quite similar to the eye of a swordfish



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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:06 PM

The "Julia" sound is interesting.  I've never heard of it before.  Almost sounds like something that's in pain...





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