Deep Sea Monster With Headlights Seen On
Record Descent In Ocean
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 16 (AP).
-- A huge deep sea fish, possibly unknown to man, was one of the curious
sights which greeted Dr. William Beebe, American scientist, in a daring
record- breaking descent toward the bottom of the ocean.
The underseas explorer and his
associate, Otis Barton, were unable to identify the monster they sighted from
their "bathysphere" yesterday.
Sealed in the two-ton iron ball,
Beebe and Barton were lowered to a depth of 3028 feet, more than a half mile
under the surface. The descent exceeded their record of last Saturday [August
11] by 518 feet and surpassed the earlier mark of half a mile by 388 feet.
A large gray "shadow"
at 2750 feet was the first appearance of the unknown fish. The object seemed to be
illuminated by scores of tiny lights, glittering like a diamond
necklace, Dr. Beebe said. He estimated its length at 20 feet.
Phosphorescent parasites are
believed to have given off the lights.
Beebe described the monster as
the largest he had ever seen in a deep sea dive. Barton attempted to
photograph it, but his results were uncertain as underwater creatures flee
when a searchlight is turned on from the bathysphere.
This reference: Port Arthur [Texas] News, August 16, 1934
With thanks to Jerome Clark of the Magonia
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
Atlantic Ocean – actual position
Bermuda Latitude 32-17-39 N, Longitude 64-47-02 W (D-M-S)