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Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Was the USS Stein Attacked by a KRAKEN?

On her maiden voyage out of San Diego, CA, the U.S. Navy Frigate Stein also had a weird encounter. The Stein's anti-submarine sonar gear suddenly went unserviceable.

The USS Stein sailed home. Once the family reunions were over and the ship was in dry dock.

Petty Officer Ira Carpenter went down to examine the underwater dome and noticed that there were some quite long scratches starting from the front and the side and down underneath the dome itself. The longest one I would say was about four feet long at the bottom of each one of these cuts or at least 90 percent of the cuts were something embedded underneath the rubber coating itself.

"Of course, I was interested to determine what that was it was I had never seen anything like this before this type of damage was brand new to me so I used my knife to pick out one of the foreign objects underneath the coating. It looked to me like it was a claw and I quipped to my ASW Officer at the time." I said, "Look here. It looks like we have been attacked by a bunch of small alligators."

Navy Biologist FG Woods stated, "This is a small piece of the no foul covering that was taken from the sonar dome of this ship. In many of these cuts were found teeth or claws such as this one and it was apparent that whatever did this damage grasped the dome and ripped all the way through this rubber covering to the metal. Below the claw, it looked like it had been rinsed out of whatever had put it there. I think that it must be from a squid because do has claws or hooks similar to this. Nothing else is known in the ocean that has structures of this kind. This doesn't rule out something that we haven't found yet."

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According to First Nations legend, the Thunderbird is said to have a wingspan the length of two canoes with the ability to deafen people with the sound of its flapping wings.

In March 2010, the late Jc Johnson of Crypto Four Corners contacted me about an incident where twenty-four sheep were mutilated at a farm near Hogback, New Mexico, on the Dine' Navajo Reservation. The livestock owner explained that there were large talon marks but very little blood and no evisceration. The prints on the ground were only seen in the corral, not anywhere else on the farm. Was this an attack by a large flying predator? Why were the carcasses left intact?

Jc mentioned that a large cryptid bird or pterosaur may have been responsible for this act. That theory is not as far-fetched as it may initially sound. For many generations, people in New Mexico and parts of Texas say they've seen birds so big they seem prehistoric. There is convincing anecdotal evidence that many of these legendary winged creatures are connected to modern sightings.

I believe that many of these winged cryptids are corporeal beings that can manifest on our plane of existence. Their point of origin and means of conveyance is speculative. But this is the reason why we research and investigate this phenomenon. The search continues.

So, listen to the reports, and form your conclusions about what these monstrous birds are. If you have questions, feel free to post them in the live chat. I will do my best to answer everyone.



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