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Crypt019A Giant Eels by Dragonsmana Crypt019A Giant Eels by Dragonsmana
Cryptid File 019A - Giant Eels

Location: Worldwide

Evidence: Sightings, possible explanation for many lake monsters that skeptics usually note.

Tempermant: Believed to be aggressive

My thoughts and theories: As much as I don't want to, I really do believe that there are giant eels lurking within many bodies of water around the globe. For I believe it could explain SOME and not all lake monsters. But I am deathly afraid of eels for some reason. Maybe it's thier unblinking eyes, or just their overall facial structure coupled with experience with eels with bad attitudes. Even if they are not 30-40ft long eels, even those the size of Morays would certainly be worth noting if they exist in freshwater.

The giant eel shown above is based upon the account of Cressie, which is not as friendly as it's name sounds. The most frightening story of Cressie, took place in the mid 1980s. The story involved rescue divers diving into the lake to search for survivors of a downed helicopter. But what they found was much more frightening..... They found themselves surrounded by a school of large eels that were as they claimed "as thick as a man's thigh" which proceeded to attack them, noone was seriously injured but the men were pretty shaken up. The only thing odd about this story, is that the eels attacked in a school. But they could of been feeding upon the corpse of the pilot.......

Oh, those black things in the background are the creature's school. Can you imagine being attacked by a WHOLE FREAKIN SCHOOL of these things! It would be like Pirahna on steroids!

Closing Statement: I would also like to say that giant eels are a distinct possiblity. I mean, even the skeptics cite them as a possible source for the sightings of sea and lake monsters.

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:iconamericangirlhope:
AmericanGirlHope Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think eels are cute/cool looking. |D;

Which means if they were giant then I would be like "COOOOL~ 8DDD"
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:iconcrypto-1:
Crypto-1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Jeeze, nasty looking fellow. The fact it hunts in packs implies at least moderate intelligence, making it even scarier than it already was. <shivers>
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Well I wasn't really thinking they hunt in schools, just figured they were just attempting to scavenge. First come, first serve, like predators often do in nature, even if they are solitary.
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:iconcrypto-1:
Crypto-1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
That does make sense, but one must admit, the possibility is frightening.
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:iconsirkaijuofvaudeville:
SirKaijuOfVaudeville Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
In a book called the Loch, The Loch Ness Monster was in fact a species of Giant Eel that originated in the Sargasso Sea, but somehow found it's way into scotland.
Nessitrix Rombitrix was it's Scientific name he gave the beast.
A good representaion of the cryptid although most eel are not supposed to haves flippers.( If i can remember right off hand)
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I know about the book.

And, some species of Eel do, Morays don't I know that for a fact.
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:iconsirkaijuofvaudeville:
SirKaijuOfVaudeville Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldnt remember right off hand, and moray's only came to mind.
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:icondragonhid60:
Dragonhid60 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
I'd hate to have been one of those Copter pilots.
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Yeah, seriously.
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:iconlykenzealot:
LykenZealot Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student General Artist
Awsome!
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Thank you very much!
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:iconlykenzealot:
LykenZealot Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconmanicmachine:
manicmachine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
There's a lake by my cousins house where she and some other locals say a truly collosal eel lives deep in the water weeds on the lake bed. And, I can say this for very few cryptids, I believe in it as I have seen the beast!

It was early Janurary this year which over here in NZ is the beautiful summertime and me and my cuz went out on the lake in a little boat. My cuz saw somthing underwater a few metres away and as I looked over I saw this HUGE slithering thing, roughly 6 metres in length swim past us.

My uncle once saw it with somthing in its mouth, and trust me, I'd hate to be whatever that was...
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
That sounds like a pretty cool sighting. As I stated, eels freak me out. And an 18 foot eel is pretty damn scary to me lol.



And as If I'm the only one to quote themselves in thier signature! In fact, alot of people like the quote and I have gotten quite a few compliments on it! In fact its one of my characters who say it, but I haven't drawn him yet so I didn't put his name down.
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Are you ignoring this for a reason? Can I just have a simple apology? Thats all I ask. For It was only a couple hours after I let you into the Crytid Files you talk behind my back so it really bugs me.
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Alright, it is obvious that you are ignoring me. So, I really hate to do this but.... I am removing your name from the Cryptid Files. You are free to join the E.T. Files when they are created, possibly within the next few months.
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:iconhewhowalksdeath:
hewhowalksdeath Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
hey! that\'s not a bad idea of a kaiju! THX man! you inspired me!
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Lol, I already have a giant eel kaiju [link]

And you're welcome!
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:iconpaleo12:
Paleo12 Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Wow, what images of terror! I like the head, its very nice. Could i color this in Photoshop?
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Go ahead, just give me credit and direct them to the original lineart.
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:iconpaleo12:
Paleo12 Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
okay!
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Have fun! I was thinking that the eel would be green like a morray, but look brown-ish due to the murky brown water. With the background being light brown above the eels, and fade to a darker brown like the school is merging with the dark brown in murkier parts of the water.
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:iconpaleo12:
Paleo12 Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
hehe, i finished it before seeing this comment. I placed it in deep dark water and gave it a pale bluish/green because of how little light reaches deep ocean. I didnt include the eels in the background or the remains of the diver.
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
I just saw and I love it! So no sweat!
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:iconsynapticboomstick:
SynapticBoomstick Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work on texturing the skin.
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Thanks! I felt it was lacking in detail till I added it.
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:iconsoirun:
SOIRUN Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Student
cool,never heard about giant eels
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Ya, well. Its more generalized thing that people think are the cuases of lake monster sightings. And they just plain scare me lol.
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:iconsoirun:
SOIRUN Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Student
well now you've mention it,a good theory would be a giant european eel,because they are the ones who can live out of the whater for long hours,that would explain many things
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Yes it would, can you imagine a 30ft long Snakehead? Oh boy, that would scare the heck out of me more than any eel.
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:iconsoirun:
SOIRUN Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Student
oh wouldn't like to swim or live near those
BTW are you going to include our fellow cryptid "Wally"
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
There is two different descriptions of the creature(s) so I don't see why not. And how is that Chupa pic coming. I'm still waiting on "Crypt002A El Chupacabra" lol.
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:iconsoirun:
SOIRUN Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Student
way cool,at the moment I try to make it more realistic.
in the pic would appear the monster with his prey,scaring other chupacabra to not steal his food.
About the "wallyes" should be keep our classic plesioth like design or one described on the pages
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
I was planning on using the descriptions, becuase after all this project involves taking eyewitness accounts and personal interpretations within the realm of reality.
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:iconsynapticboomstick:
SynapticBoomstick Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ever seen the movie Frankenfish...:D?
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
And Snakehead Terror lol.
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:iconbehemothmaker:
BehemothMaker Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Very possible cryptid. More so than Bigfoot or Nessie.
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:iconspuderific:
Spuderific Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Spooky. reminds of something my science teacher said when he went over sea monsters.
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Thanks! Thats the angle I was going for.
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:iconspuderific:
Spuderific Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
The story was different than that one, though. It was back in 1966 off the coast of Florida, and involved a Plesiosaur-like dinosaur.
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Is that the one where a plesiosaur was said to have killed people near a shipwreck?
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:iconspuderific:
Spuderific Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
You heard about it, too?
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Am I thinking about the same one? Becuase there was an article in "FATE" magazine about a plesiosaur off the coast of florida that killed a couple people near a shipwreck.
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:iconspuderific:
Spuderific Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
If it's about four teenage boys who went diving near the wreck and only one survived, yeah it is.
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Yep, we are on the same page lol. [link] Theres a link to the story as it was first reported. I heard about it awhile ago and did research aupon the subject. In fact it was one of the things that spurred me to go ahead and start drawing cryptids.
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elementalgoddragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
I heard of giant Eels before. I feel sorry for the diver. nice..:)
:milk: and :cookie:
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Thanks! He didn't make it out so well...
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:icontheonetheonlyalastar:
Haha, poor lil basterd. Oh well, nice work man.
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:icondragonsmana:
Dragonsmana Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Thanks!
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:iconelementalgoddragon:
elementalgoddragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
I hope no one else goes down there. free scuba gear... :)
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