Is the Kraken a myth or a fact? : Newly discovered fossils tried to answer such query

Giant octopus attacking a sailing ship in medieval timesThe Kraken, a creature believed to have tentacles and often mistaken as an island, terrorized the seas and was believed to gorge on whales and large boats as written in the stories. Such tales dated back in the 12th century in Norwegian literature.
However in 2011, researchers found the remains of a marine lizard, which was arranged in an eccentric pattern by what claimed was a giant Kraken octopus playing with its prey.
The discoveries were lambasted by many, but new fossils were unearthed and added weight to the theory that the Kraken exists.

 

 

 

These were claimed by Professor Mark McMenamin, a certified paleontologist at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.
Initially, Professor McMenamin found the strange vertebrae of the Ichthyosaur Shonisaurus popularis in Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada.
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One of his latest discoveries includes the beak of what is believed to be part of the ancient cephalopod and as well as other bones in an atypical manner. This new arrangement of the ichthyosaur fossils, which the professor saw from a photo in the University of Nevada’s Museum of Natural History, showed how the bones were exactly found in the park.
Found next to the scattered fragments of the ichthyosaur were a pile of scattered bones that were anatomically displaced.
Moreover, McMenamin told LiveScience, that when he saw the photograph, he was surprised of such discovery.
However, he argues that the bones cannot be arranged Kraken lair fossilsnaturally.
In a meeting with geoscientists, he expressed that there was no chance that the sea’s currents could have rearranged the bone fragments.
The Professor then shared that the evidence of the Kraken, which would have been 30 meters long, was injured as it tried to prey on the giant sea reptile ichthyosaur by drowning it or simply damaging its neck.
He claims that he saw sucker markings on the ichthyosaur’s bones, which seems to testify that the reptile was submerged or had its neck snapped.

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