The fate of George Tonsgard

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  1. Emperor

    Emperor GPO Registered

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    http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030804/loc_skull.shtml
     
  2. um...

    um... Architeuthis Supporter

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  3. aron hills

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    :shock: What a story!.....Does anyone know of the distribution of 'large' squid in SE Alaskan waters? Is there the smallest possibility that this poor man could have met with an 8 armed death?

    :?: :shock: :?:
     
  4. Emperor

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    Another question: Is he the only person who is alleged to have been killed by a giant squid?

    Emps
     
  5. cthulhu77

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    Nope...there a quite a few tales of death by squid and octopus...as well as documented attacks without fatality...hmmm.
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  6. Emperor

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    Yes but death by Giant Squid?

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  7. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Emps,

    That's a corker of a story, whatever it was that befell the man.

    There's a related thread over in the Culture & Entertainment forum, but I'll post a link to two frightening legends of the Alaskan Tlingit tribe, here:

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/nw/tmt/tmt015.htm
    http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/nw/tmt/tmt022.htm

    While both stories deal with 'devilfish' attacking men in SE Alaskan waters, and devilfish is generally taken as a synonym for octopus, one of the stories refers to a monstrous animal sweeping the water with two of its arms, a detail which seems rather more squid-like.

    :goofysca:

    Clem
     
  8. DocidicusGigas

    DocidicusGigas GPO Registered

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    Gah. That story is CREEPY. I mean... *shudder* A freaking Architeuthis grabbing you as you're scuba diving and dragging you down, thrashing and wailing, down into the depths? I'm going to have trouble sleeping.
     
  9. AKOctopus

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    I know I am a little late on this story. Another theory when this happened was that a huge halibut had grabbed him. It's possible , they get big. :?:
     
  10. WhiteKiboko

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    Halibut a more plausible story?

    sorry.... couldnt resist making a feeble attempt at a feeble joke....
     

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