Many folktales and fairy stories began owing to unusual things sailors might have spotted out at sea.

Mermaids, sea serpents, lost colonies, the list goes on and on.

Sadly (or thankfully) there is no photographic evidence of monstrous sea life, such as giant squids or dinosaur-like sharks.

But that doesn't mean that sailors and people stationed out at sea haven't seen some unusual things.

Things they still have trouble explaining to this day, and will never forget for the rest of their lives.

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I love the ocean. I love the sea.

But it freaks me out. I hate going to the beach at night because you never know what is lurking in the dark waters.


That's why I could never be a sailor or in the navy. I'd be too nervous about what lies beneath.

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Sailors Divulge The Strangest Things They've Ever Seen At Sea
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The vastness of the ocean remains an elusive wonder that continues to inspire exploration.

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Most of Earth is made up of water. Literally a vast majority of the planet is covered in a wet majesty. The oceans spread far and wide and there is still so much we don't know about what stories the water keeps, things we'll never know. Living and traveling on the tides can be an incredible experience, but it can also be like something out of movie thriller. There are many who live to tell quite a tale and many who have not. The water has it's ghosts as well.

Redditor u/Jarsquat wanted all the sailors out there to tell us a tale or two from their time exploring open waters by asking...

Sailors, what's the creepiest, scariest, or most unnerving thing you've seen/witnessed while at sea?
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