The Bloop was one of the biggest mysteries to plague the world since it was first heard in 1997. It’s a sound that’s been the subject of countless conspiracy theories revolving around Cthulhu-like monsters and catastrophic activity within Earth’s core, but the truth is far simpler than anything we could imagine.
What is the Bloop?
So, what was it?
Wait a minute—how does cracking ice end up sounding like that?
The location the Bloop came from didn’t help, either.
Even the thought that it was from some creature we’ve never heard of seemed pretty feasible. After all, according to the NOAA, we have yet to explore approximately 95 percent of the ocean area that covers our planet. As recently as 2012, scientists even caught a glimpse of a rare spade-toothed beaked whale—and one of its calfs, too—after it washed up along a New Zealand beach. Prior to that, no living human had even seen one before—all we had were three partial skulls that had been collected over a century and a half. We didn’t even capture footage of giant squids until 2004, and it was only one animal. Clearly, there’s a lot out there we don’t yet know about.