The mysterious attack of the Sea Monsters

German U-Boat UB-85 whose captain claimed it was attacked by a sea monster.

The captain of the UB-85 said, when questioned, that the sub was no longer able to dive because it was damaged by a beast in the sea.

It may surprise you to learn that reports of sea monster attacks on submarines are not totally uncommon.   The sea monster attack stories are mostly from the first quarter of the 1900s.  People wanted to get their stories out—some ivolved British Intelligence—but were not allowed to tell their  stories and the records were sealed.

Skeptics believe the source of most of these tales were the handiwork of overly-zealous journalists who embellished stories they reported.

One sea monster incident involved German U-boat, UB-85.  The crew of this boat was captured by the crew of the British warship HMS Coreopsis on April 30, 1918.  The captain of the UB-85 said, when questioned, that the sub was no longer able to dive because it was damaged by a beast in the sea.

The beast jumped out of the water and attacked the boat.  He described it as having “horns, small eyes that were set deep in its head, and rows of monstrous teeth.  When the creature climbed upon one side of the sub, the boat was tipped on its side—forcing the crew to abandon ship and scuttle the boat.  The British saw them in the water and captured them.

In 2016, Scottish engineers were laying an undersea power line.  They possibly came across the UB-85 on the ocean floor.  If it is not her, it is her sister ship, the UB-22, that appears in the scans.  It is doubtful if anyone will try to dive down and investigate for monster marks on the sub.

It is 104 meters under water and located off the coast of Stranraer in South-West Scotland.  According to a fellow that keeps logs of Loch Ness Monster sightings, a man who has studied the subject of water monsters in depth, the area where the UB-85 went down has a history of sea monster sightings.

I ran across this odd story on August 1 in the Vintage News—the information for their article was gleaned from an article in War History Online, November 19, 2016.

Sara Marie Hogg is the author of the award winning Quite Curious, a collection of true stories about the unknown and unexplained. Please click HERE to find the book on Amazon.

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