I have always been fascinated by giant squids. I think it’s not just the fact that they are so elusive that we have rarely ever seen them at all—aside from when they wash up on shores dead—but also because they are truly the monsters of the deep.
They are creatures once thought to be myths and prove that sometimes we really just don’t know what’s out there. Something that huge that evades us for this long has to be admired! They give hope to the cryptozoologist in all of us, no matter how small, and make us wonder what else could exist that we had previously dismissed as legend.
The Discovery Channel has finally managed to capture actual footage of the giant squid for us to enjoy and they are going to air it Saturday, January 27, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST. Set up your DVRs because this is one documentary that you are not going to want to miss! I cannot wait to see this one.
My only hope is that we don’t venture further, trying to kill this animal for jumbo calamari or something as we humans tend to do. It’s been clever enough to avoid us for this long; let’s respect that and just enjoy seeing the “monster” on camera.