what is the most terrifying creature on this planet?
(if you can’t think of one, may i suggest looking up deep sea creatures?)
It would be harmless to a human (and the pale, slimy fish we see here, which seems to spend its whole life as its symbiote) but the sheer idea of Stygiomedusa gigantea is so powerfully haunting it gives me chills to think about; especially from the perspective of its prey.
What you see here is at least twenty feet in length, and they’re seen so rarely they could easily get bigger. Their red-black coloration makes them invisible in the abyss, and they don’t have any stinging tentacles - only the vast oral arms, which as in other jellies are an extension of the digestive lining.
Prey are simply folded up and smothered in the sheets of tissue, and already begin to digest without even being drawn into the bell.
They’re out there, right now, thousands of miles away in the freezing abyss, billowing like huge, empty cloaks, blind and thoughtless. They don’t need to chase their prey. Helpless little things just find themselves trapped in a sticky, living shadow, wrapping up tighter in the membranous jelly the more they struggle. They digest so slowly that exhaustion or suffocation probably kills them first.
“only 114 sightings in the last 110 years”
I swear to god, dreams about Aliens are literally the fucking worst! I find the idea of extraterrestrials and space utterly fascinating but the thought of abductions and what not just terrify me beyond anything ugh I had such a vivid dream weeks ago where I wake up and look out my living room patio screen door to see a huge flying saucer gliding across the sky. The sky was completely clear, devoid of any clouds, and lurid blue and there was absolutely no sound outside, it was calm like before a storm. Then I felt a kind of eerie sensation that something was approaching from a distance, a low rumbling of sorts and a faint yet overpowering blue light enveloped the sky which freaked me out. Seconds later I find this huge circular, almost oval, shape very slowly glide across the sky and it had a myriad of colors, namely yellow, blue,and red, radiating and blinking beneath the oval shape from all sides. I basically scream for my brother to get there while I rush to grab my camera but it’s too late, I wake up. Honestly that is the most vivid dream I’ve ever had and its so freaky but I do however think whatever I dreamed was conjured up by everyday things around the location of my house like the fact that t I do live in an area where commercial airplanes quite frequently fly by, to an elevation you can actually hear them in the sky, I think it was just a figment of my imagination. Oh, and not to mention that I did watch that new found footage movie Abduction . That being said, for a week or so after, whenever I heard a low rumbling namely due to planes flying overheard I swear I felt so fucking scared and unnerved ugh