Tekeli-li the call of the Shoggoths

“ It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train – a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter. ”

— H. P. Lovecraft, At The Mountains of Madness

A mysterious sound from the ocean depths, which may belong to an unknown ancient creature, has had marine scientists baffled since 1997. Nicknamed the “Bloop” by researchers the cryptic noise was first recorded in 1997 by an a network of underwater microphones in the Pacific Ocean near the equator. Similar in frequency to calls made by marine animals like whales only it’s much louder and more powerful. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Acoustic Monitoring Web site, the sound was of “sufficient amplitude to be heard on multiple sensors, at a range of over 5,000 km (3,100 miles.)” There is speculation that the sound is made by giant squids, a creature that science knows next to nothing about. But Phil Lobel, a marine biologist at Boston University, is doubtful that’s the case. “Cephalopods have no gas-filled sac, so they have no way to make that type of noise,” Lobel told the New Scientist Magazine recently. “Though you can never rule anything out completely, I doubt it.”

Combine that with this;

A Mysterious blob floating of the coast of Alaska last week. Scientist claim it is nothing more than a massive algae bloom. But life time residents could not recall ever seeing anything like it. For a time it seem to baffle everyone from the Coast Guard to seasoned marine biologist. When you pair these two strange ocean phenomenons with the bizarre creature living in the sewers outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. Those of us who are well versed in the writings of Lovecraft are left with a strange feeling that the Shoggoths have returned.

Created by the Elder Things as living construction equipment The Shoggoths, could take on any shape needed, making them very versatile within their aquatic environment. The Shoggoths built the underwater cities of their masters. Over millions of years of existence, some Shoggoths mutated and gained independent minds. They rebelled, although the Elder Things quelled their insurrection. The Elder Things  fully dependent on them for labor, could not exterminate them,  so despite their masters’ wishes, the Shoggoth achieved the ability to survive on land.

2 thoughts on “Tekeli-li the call of the Shoggoths

  1. the SHAGOTH is suppose to be a blobish entity not a chuthulo like tentical one. but I LOVE the eyes you gave the Shaoggoth…

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