A gigantic skeleton has been discovered lying on a sea bed, sparking a wild conspiracy that it could be the remains of a “sea serpent”.
Paranormal researcher Deborah Hatswell was baffled when she was sent the footage taken in 2017 by a diver who worked in the oil and gas industry.
Sharing the clip on her YouTube channel, she was hoping to look for an answer from her viewers.
She explained that that the diver was controlling a remote operated vehicle (ROV) at about 830 metres below sea level.
In the footage, the robot approaches the ocean floor and spots a strange set of bones lying on the sea bed.
The vertebral column lies almost in a straight line which at one end shows a set of larger bones. The whole specimen measures roughly 30 metres long (98 feet).
When the worker tries to pick up the bone using the claw on the ROV, a crab is seen moving away from it.
But the bone is so brittle that it crumbles into dust as soon as the machine touches the surface.
She says: “The dimensions of the skeleton on the video does not fit with the usual size for any sea life in the area.
“A whale has three blades on it’s spinal bones each spaced 120 degrees apart and this creature seems to have only two.”
In an exclusive interview with Daily Star, Deborah said she had compared the skeletons to those of other huge-sized sea animals but couldn’t find a match.
She told this site: “I checked out living sea mammals and came up short of 30 metres. I had a look at the usual suspects – whales, oarfish and sea snakes.
“The largest oarfish specimen was around 8 meters long, this specimen is around 30 meters.
“I wasn’t too sure what to do with the footage so I thought I would share it as in the past that has helped put an anomaly to bed. This time though nobody seems to know what it is.”
In a screenshot of the conversation between Deborah and the diver seen by Daily Star, the worker said: “The bone could be very ancient because I have seen many clay amphora sticking out of the mud and they have been there potentially for 1,000s of years.
“However, the bones were about 30m long, very large and look more like they belong to a serpent!”
Viewers were fascinated by the underwater footage and suggested it could be a sea dragon or even a dinosaur.
“I knew dragons were real…” said one fan and a second added: “Might be the remains of a Tylosaurus the rest might be under the sea floor.”
But others believed it could be a whale or a shark based on the skeleton pattern.
A viewer gave opinion: “I’m not sure but maybe its a shark, due to the fact that there are no limbs (when sharks die their bodies composite very quickly and their whole body skeleton is made out of cartilage so head and links are the First things which get lost).”
“I think I counted seven neck vertebra, that would make it mammalian and it looks like two scapula are visible…possible whale, although I concede the ribs, skull and metacarpals are missing,” a fourth explained.