As the saying goes: “There are no wonders in the world.” On this earth where humans live, despite human efforts to discover various natural mysteries, there are still many mysterious phenomena that have not yet been solved. There are more than 400,000 species of plants on the earth discovered by humans, and more than 1.5 million species of animals. So how can humans protect such a colorful animal and plant world to complement each other?
In the midsummer of 2019, two female college students from Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, accidentally encountered deep-sea “water ghosts” while traveling on Sumatra. Are they whale sharks or deep-sea baby fish? They told people with bitter facts: no matter how advanced human production and rich life are, they cannot ignore the protection of animals and plants, otherwise they will be punished mercilessly by the laws of nature! After two trips to the deep sea, scientists discovered the mystery!
Scary round face monster
Betty and Lena are college students at Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. Taking advantage of the summer vacation time, the two met to travel to Indonesia, the beautiful country of Southeast Asian archipelago.
On this day, Betty and Lena came to the famous island of Sumatra. After the two girls visited an old castle left by European Portuguese colonists in the 16th century, they rushed to Mande Bay to swim enthusiastically. Mandeok Bay is adjacent to the Strait of Malacca, with convenient maritime transportation and is a must pass for ships. Moreover, the coconut groves, the sandy beaches, and the vast sea are calm and calm. It is indeed an ideal place for a refreshing summer vacation.
The two young men swam in the shallow waters for a while. Lina, who was once a swimming champion on the university campus, felt unsatisfied, so she rented a diving suit and oxygen tank to go into the deep sea. Companion Betty was a little worried when she saw this, and she persuaded Lena not to take risks. Lena smiled confidently: “Don’t worry, I’ve dived and swam many times in the deep waves of the Great Barrier Reef. Wouldn’t I still care about this calm sea? In the seas? Besides, you have participated in diving competitions before, so you can fully experience the fun of diving with me!”
Seeing Lena insisted on diving, Betty asked other tourists if there were shark activities in this deep sea area. The tourists answered with a smile that this sea area is indeed the place where whale sharks, the largest shark population in the world, haunt, but the local government has set up three solid shark blocking nets in the sea to ensure the safety of tourists. , So there will never be any whale sharks getting in.
Nevertheless, Betty looked at the dark deep sea area, but still did not have the guts to go down, Lena carried the oxygen cylinder alone, and put on a diving suit and dived. Betty waited on the shore for a long time, but it was a long time before Lena showed up. Just as she was full of anxiety, suddenly a sharp-eyed tourist pointed to the seawater that gradually covered the beach as the tide rose and shouted, saying that there seemed to be a person rushing up there.
Betty heard the sound and hurried over to see that it was Lena who was lying on the beach. It’s just that Lena didn’t move, and the oxygen cylinder was lost at some point. Seeing this situation, Betty’s brain couldn’t help but buzzed, and a bad thought suddenly rose in her heart: If diving in the deep sea without an oxygen tank, the consequences would be very terrible. Is there anything wrong with Lena? Thing!
Seeing Betty trembling and not daring to come forward to face the truth, other kind-hearted tourists tried Lena’s snort for Betty, but she couldn’t help shouting in horror: “Oh my God, she is dead!”
Betty almost slumped on the ground when she heard the bad news. She couldn’t believe that her companion Lena was so rich in diving skills and experience, how could she drown during the dive?
Betty suppressed her grief and immediately reported the incident to the local police. The police and forensic doctors rushed to pass a careful examination and confirmed that Lena was suffocated accidentally due to prolonged lack of oxygen. However, during the autopsy, the forensic doctor found that the bones of Lena’s two arms were broken. .
Betty still feels incomprehensible to the police’s preliminary conclusion. Because she knows deeply that Lena loves diving by nature and won the Melbourne City Diving Championship when she was in middle school.
With Lena’s diving skills, it shouldn’t happen to lose the oxygen cylinder at will. So Betty paid a high price to hire a local indigenous boy named Sando to dive into the sea, hoping to find the missing oxygen cylinder, in order to thoroughly understand the cause of the accidental death of her companion Lena.
After Sondo wore a rubber diving suit and dived to a depth of several tens of meters, he turned on the waterproof flashlight when he saw the darkness here. Through the dim light beam reflected by the sea, Sondo found a mottled shipwreck. But when he came to the sunken ship deck carefully, he was stunned by the scene in front of him: God, what kind of guy it is, it’s terrible!
Because in the dim light of the flashlight beam, a round human face suddenly appeared. Although his face was pale, he blinked two strangely glowing eyes, and slowly approached Sandor like a ghost.
Sando had never seen such a situation before, and when he saw the monster in front of him, a thought flashed in his mind: No, his actions must have disturbed the grieving souls of the dead on the sunken ship, maybe they will avenge themselves!
Sando hurriedly turned around and tried to sneak and escape. Unexpectedly, a cold arm suddenly stretched out from the side in the darkness and grabbed his left leg. Sandor was so horrified that his scalp was numb, and he used all his strength to jump up suddenly, and was able to escape from the entanglement of the opponent’s arm. At that moment, although Sandor didn’t dare to look back, he clearly felt that the sea behind him was getting colder and colder, as if an evil cold air was about to wrap his body.
In order to reduce the weight of the dive, Sando was also forced to throw away the oxygen cylinder in a panic. When he was so suffocated that his face was pale and almost fainting, he finally swam to a safe place on the shore in a hurry. When he was rescued by Betty and other tourists, Sando’s eyes were obviously full of fear, and he shook his head to warn everyone: “No one will dive to the bottom of that deep sea again in the future, because there is a sunken ship there. The ghost will devour every living life!”
The haunting ghost
After listening to Sando’s detailed account, the tourists couldn’t help but stare at each other in amazement, and then asked other indigenous people about the shipwreck.
Aboriginal people who know the truth tell everyone that since there are so many ships passing through the Strait of Malacca, it is not uncommon for a ship to collide in the dark at night. Just a few decades ago, a ship carrying rubber products unfortunately suffered a serious breakdown in this deep sea area. Due to the pouring rain on the sea that day, the relevant authorities have been unable to receive a distress signal.
By the time we learned of the ship’s accident and organized forces to go to rescue, the ship had completely sunk and all the people on board were killed. So some people spread rumors dissatisfiedly that the dead crew members resented people for not being able to rescue them in time, so they turned into underwater ghosts and hid on the sunken ship, waiting for the opportunity to retaliate against the divers who came to disturb them.
Betty checked the relevant information in the local archives and confirmed that in the shipwreck that happened decades ago, the officials who committed the crime of dereliction of duty had been punished by law. However, in the process of salvaging the relics, the complete corpses of the dead were not seen, and only some scattered bones that fell on the boat were left.
Afterwards, the police launched an investigation, but failed to find out the specific truth. Over time, it became a bizarre unsolved case.
At this time, Betty heard these rumors, but shook her head in disbelief. After all, as a college student in a modern civilized society, she has received a good higher education in school, how can she be as ignorant as the local aboriginals? Even if there are a lot of weird and strange stories left in this world, it is impossible for real ghosts to exist! But what puzzles Betty is that if it hadn’t been for the ghost on the sunken ship that killed Lena, how could the horrifying facts experienced by diver Sando be explained. Is there really any other terrible mystery hidden on the sunken ship?
In order to clarify the truth and give an explanation to the dead companion, Betty asked for help from Professor Smith, an authority on biology at Melbourne Institute of Technology. Professor Smith arrived here with his assistant Ham.
Although Smith and Ham usually like diving, for safety reasons, they did not rush down to the deep sea area where Lena had an accident. Instead, they conducted detailed investigations to be prepared.
By visiting the local aboriginals, Smith quickly learned some incredible things. First of all, a couple of fishermen provided that one night, when two people went to the beach to fish and collect nets, the wife who stood in the waist-length deep water suddenly felt that her legs were entangled with something, and the tighter she tightened, she was almost cut off. Usually it hurts into the bone marrow.
She cried out to her husband for help in a panic. The husband couldn’t see what the monster was underwater. In panic, she could only use her breastfeeding strength to pull her wife to the shore. After she finally rescued her, she found that one of her rubber water shoes had been caught by the monster. Take it off.
Then another kid on crutches told Professor Smith that he also walked alone on the beach. He was unsuspecting in the sea that was gradually rising with the tide, and suddenly stretched out a long arm to firmly grasp his one. leg. In shock, he couldn’t figure out what monster it was. He could only struggle desperately, until he kicked off the rubber shoes on his feet, and then broke free from the opponent’s grasp, but he screamed in the pain of drilling into the bone marrow. Before he could run a few steps, he collapsed on the beach and fainted. When he was rushed to the hospital by people who heard the sound, he found that his leg was severely fractured. Even after treatment, he could only walk on crutches.
Professor Smith and his assistant Ham learned about the above situation and went to the archives to check the relevant ocean data again. They learned that apart from the occasional visit by whale sharks, no other aggressive marine animals with ferocious temperament had been seen in the deep sea area.
Moreover, since Mande Bay was developed as a tourist resort, the local government has spent a lot of money to set up three indestructible shark blocking nets in the ocean to ensure the safety of tourists. Therefore, it is absolutely impossible for a whale shark to attack tourists. Moreover, once the whale shark approaches the beach with the tide, it will be stranded 100% and cannot return to the sea. So what kind of monster killed Lena?
The truth from human sin
Professor Smith and his assistant Ham rented a diving suit and an oxygen cylinder, and with the support of the local police, they resolutely dived into the deep sea area for exploration.
As the seawater becomes darker as the depth increases, the two people have to resort to high-intensity waterproof flashlights for lighting. After a hard search, Smith and Ham finally found the sunken ship. In the dimly yellow light of the flashlight, I saw it, like a huge dead monster, hibernating on the bottom of the sea quietly.
As soon as Professor Smith stood on the deck of the sunken ship, he was deliberately pulled by Ham and gestured to the danger to evacuate. Smith looked up inexplicably, and was shocked. Because just more than ten meters above the obliquely, there is obviously a round face that is hideous and distorted.
Smith never believed that ghosts were causing trouble, so he took out the high-voltage electric baton used for self-defense and rushed up against this strange face. Seeing this, Ham also waved an electric baton to pinch the strange face from the flanks for fear that the professor might have an accident. When the two electric batons hit the strange face at the same time, it tumbled in the sea, and after twitching for a while, it could no longer move.
After Smith and Ham dragged the strange-faced animal back to the beach on the shore, they saw clearly that it was a fish with a round head and a pair of eyes that could glow in the dark. Smith smiled and told everyone that this fish is called the Australian giant salamander, because its face is similar to the immature human face, so it is also called the ocean baby fish. It’s just that it’s extremely rare, and it’s been rare to see it for many years. I never thought that such a big ocean baby fish could be caught here.
Although the truth of the round face is clear, what makes Smith once again puzzled is that, apart from the terrifying appearance, the sea baby fish is not ferocious, and has neither sharp teeth nor strong arms. How can it break Lena’s two arms?
When Smith and Ham dived into the bottom of the sea for the second time, they found the oxygen cylinder discarded by Lena on the deck of the sunken ship without much effort, but they still couldn’t solve the mystery of Lena’s broken arm. After discussion, the two people thought that the unknown monster would often be active at night when the tide was high, so they squatted on the beach and waited. In order to fully attract the monsters to the bait, at Smith’s order, Ham deliberately purchased several fake rubber dolls half-buried on the beach.
In a faintly moonlit night, Smith and Ham really waited for the monster in anticipation to show up. As the waves undulated, a few roughly square black shadows pounced on the rubber doll strangely, dragging and biting wildly. It was too late and then soon, before these guys could notice, Smith pulled the trigger of the anesthesia gun in his hand. Two monsters fell on the spot, and the rest fled back to the deep sea in panic.
When Smith and Ham showed off the captured monsters in public the next day, people couldn’t help being stunned! Oh my God, it really wasn’t a wraith ghost on a sunken ship, but two huge super swimming crabs. After measuring one of them, Smith obtained the data that the crab is 1.2 meters long and weighs 24 kilograms. Its hard and powerful pliers are like steel bars, enough to break human arms and thighs. Obviously Lena was killed by its attack on the bottom of the sea.
Professor Smith later dissected the two Portunus trituberculatus in the laboratory, and detected that they contained a large amount of rubber toxins in their bodies. He concluded that these crabs have become so large after their physiological genes have changed.
Because according to biological knowledge, deep-sea portunus is a cold-blooded animal. Under normal circumstances, it feeds on other fish and shrimps and small sea snakes, and generally does not exceed half a meter in length. However, after these crabs swallowed a lot of rubber products, the toxins produced by the rubber destroyed their original growth genes, so they grew mutated like crazy, until they became the giants in the swimming crab family.
Through careful investigation, Professor Smith learned that the waters of Mande Bay had been leased by a multinational company more than half a century ago. The company has established a number of chemical plants along the coast, and a large amount of rubber waste produced during the production process is discharged into the ocean, so that a few years later, it caused serious pollution and a large number of fish and shrimp died.
Later, under strong appeals and protests from people of insight, the local government had to formulate marine protection laws and regulations, ordering the multinational company to relocate, only to return to the people a piece of blue water.
Nevertheless, due to the severe pollution, some members of the local marine Portunus trituberculatus family had to swallow artificial discharges in the sea water when they could not find fish and shrimps. After a long time, they actually formed a kind of food craving. Addiction, that is, like eating rubber items. Wetsuits and waterproof boots are rubber products, so Lena and others wearing these products must be attacked by crabs.
Although the swimming crabs are only aimed at the rubber products they are addicted to, they naturally cannot avoid being broken by its powerful pair of pliers or being eaten by its powerful pair of pliers.
So far, the rumors about the so-called submarine ghosts causing harm and injury have finally been completely cleared up in the face of scientific facts. While people finally took a breath, they couldn’t help being deeply worried about whether the mutant swimming crabs would continue to hurt people in the future. Professor Smith smiled indifferently and replied seriously that as long as people truly establish environmental awareness and prevent the blue ocean from being polluted, it is believed that this kind of mutated large crabs will gradually return to normal as the race multiplies.