According To Japanese Folklore, Southern California is Due For An Earthquake

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Blame it on the 18-foot Oarfish (“ryugu no tsukai” or “Messenger from the Sea God’s Palace”) that was dragged to shore on Catalina Island earlier this week.

From 2010:

“The Oarfish is traditionally known as a messenger fish from the sea gods, and it’s tidings are usually grim. The fish can grow up to five metres in length and usually found at depths of 1, 000 ft. Long and slender with a dorsal fin that runs the length of it’s body, the fish resembles a kind of steam-rolled snake.

According to folklore, the fish will come ashore and beach itself to warn of an impending earthquake and there are scientific theories that bottom-dwelling fish may very well be susceptible to movements in seismic fault lines and act in uncharacteristic ways in advance of an earthquake”

 

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  1. Lucifer

    Fucking fantastic.

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