The ocean makes up to about 70% of the earth’s surface and only 5% of it actually has been explore. With the creepy depths of the dark waters and numerous series on ocean life, there are multiple things that lay below us but we still don’t know about them. From sunken cities and hidden gems to deep sea creatures, the sea includes plenty of surprises.
There are more number of historical artefacts under the sea than in all of the world’s museums. We are here with a list of Terrifying Things and Mysterious Places that exist deep below the sea.
Christ of the Abyss
Made by the Italian artist Guido Galletti, the Christ of the Abyss is a bronze statue of Jesus Christ. The original cast of this statue is in the Mediterranean Sea on the Italian Riviera. It was placed underwater in August 1954 at nearly 17 meters depth. Christ of the Abyss was placed near the spot where the first Italian SCUBA gear user Dario Gonzatti died in 1947. It was removed and restored because of the growth of crustaceans and the rising amount of corrosion in 2003.
Neapolis- The Lost Underwater City
In September 2017, archaeologists came across a wide network of underwater ruins that make up the ancient Roman city named Neapolis. The city was washed away by a robust tsunami about 1,700 years ago. The deep findings include hundreds of tanks that were used to make a fermented fish sauce called garum, as well as monuments, and streets. The ruins stretch over 50 acres and researchers have found that the city was submerged by a tsunami induced by an earthquake in 365 AD.
Jason Voorhees Statue
The goalie mask-wearing serial killer Jason Voorhees has managed to scare us over the years in Friday the 13th franchise. You have probably even dressed up like him during Halloween! Scuba divers from Minnesota unexpectedly came across his statue sculpted by Doug Klein at the bottom of a mine pit. The artist has developed this terrifyingly real-like statue and provided a machete in hand. It stands at around 120 feet below the water surface at a popular divers’ spot in Crosby.
Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park
The Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park houses a collection of ecological contemporary art created by Jason deCaires Taylor, a British sculptor. It is locate in the Caribbean Sea and was first open for public viewing in May 2006. It helps in relieving tourist pressure on natural reefs and contains more than 65 concrete sculptures.
Wreck of the Titanic
We all know how the Titanic sank underwater and how big this news was. A handful of ancestors of the survivors get goosebumps even today while retelling this event. The wreck was first located by a joint French-American expedition in 1985 at a depth of about 12,500 feet. The ship had sank on 15th April 1912- 110 years ago in a horrific iceberg collision. Though many plans were propose to lift the Titanic, it is currently protect by a UNESCO convention as it is too fragile to be raised.
Andy Roberts is a seasoned journalist with nearly 9 years experience. While studying journalism at Ryerson, Annie found a passion for finding engaging stories. As a contributor to White Pine Tribune, Annie mostly covers provincial and national developments..