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Old Winter
Sunday, January 10th, 2010, 11:40 PM
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.

In The Call of Cthulhu, author H.P. Lovecraft indicated that the buried city and tomb of the Elder God Cthulhu was buried underwater somewhere in the pacific ocean. In fact, Lovecraft went so far as to provide exact coordinates. Latitude 479′S, Longitude 12643′W.

In 1997, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration detected several strange sounds, now referred to as "bloops," while performing ultra-low frequency sound tests in the general area of coordinates once given by Lovecraft. (The fact that the NOAA was in this area, doing these tests, is a coincidence. It was not related to, or inspired by, the Lovecraft mythology.)

In reference to the sound, the NOAA was quoted as saying "Though it matches the audio profile of a living creature, there is no known animal that could have produced the sound. If it is an animal it would have to be huge - much larger than even a Blue whale, according to scientists who have studied the phenomenon."

The sounds made by the "creature" have led some to speculate that it is as yet an unidentified species of squid or octopus, or perhaps a gigantic species of fish or whale not yet seen by human eyes.

Cthulhu, it should be noted, is often described as a creature of epic proportions, with squid-like, octupus-like features.

http://en.allexperts.com/e/b/bl/bloop.htm

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/acoustics/sounds/bloop.html

I first found it here:
http://www.conan.com/invboard/index.php?showtopic=4122

Old Winter
Monday, January 11th, 2010, 04:55 AM
Click on it to make it bigger and readable.

http://www.hellblazer.com/media/chick-cthulu.jpg

Ediruc
Monday, January 18th, 2010, 04:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOHJUrcVdJk

Old Winter
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010, 07:03 AM
Because the picture does not load here anymore i uploaded it:

http://i42.tinypic.com/2l6n0g.jpg

kraichgaufrank
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010, 08:57 AM
Dietsch-

That is absolutely hilarious! I know this cartoon rally pissed off Jack Chick who did the sanctimonious cartoon this parodies, and I believe he even sued the cartoonist. I'm a big H.P. Lovecraft fan, so this is priceless.

-Kraichgaufrank

velvet
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010, 11:08 AM
The actual bloop sound, speeded up 16 times:

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The laughter-like in the middle is truely scary :-O

Unfortunately, the original sound is not available, but here is a slowed down version:

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Why does this comic quote the saying wrong? It is:

"That is not dead which can eternal lie, yet with strange aeons even death may die"

Ediruc
Saturday, August 7th, 2010, 12:49 AM
BU0QeMJlu5I

That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.

Oh, the unspeakable horror :P