Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:12 PM

Scientists Discover Ancient 'Cthulhu' Fossil That Will Give You Nightmares

© Elissa Martin, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

It’s a real-life version of one of the most feared monsters in horror fiction... only smaller. A lot smaller.

On Wednesday, an international team of researchers unveiled the fossilized remains of an ancient relative of the sea cucumber. It had 45 tentacles and lurked at the bottom of the seas some 430 million years ago.

They’ve dubbed it Sollasina cthulhu, after the tentacled Great Old One of H.P. Lovecraft’s weird tales, a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B said.

Unlike the massive Cthulhu of fiction, the creature unveiled by scientists this week was quite tiny, with the fossil measuring just about an inch across.

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SatansSon666 Apr 15 #1

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:50 AM

1. There are some pretty cool ancient creatures.

Everything found adds another piece to the puzzle.

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