We live in an era where any experience can be captured at the click of a button. If you reached the summit of Mount Everest, you can just whip out your smartphone and take a selfie of your proud achievement. If you’re celebrating your birthday, the entire party can be recorded and shared with your loved ones who could not make it. And if you’re on the beach and you spot something out of the ordinary, rest assured that someone’s going to document it in some sort of way. That latter example is the stage for this incredible story.
Specifically, Vancouver Beach, British Columbia. This is where a man was relaxing on the beach one day, along with a cluster of other people who happened to be on their day off. They were all minding their business, doing whatever they pleased. Some people were playing volleyball, while others were kicking back, reading a book in the sun. But one man was walking along the shore when, out of the blue, he noticed something strange and intriguing. In the distance, he could faintly see a small object floating on the sea water slowly getting closer to the beach.
Determined to discover what this enigmatic object was, he started walking into the sea and took his camera with him. He was wondering to himself: what on earth could this be? Eventually, he started to realize that the object was slowly moving. The thing was alive. It was a creature. But it looked like nothing the man had ever seen in his life. Finally, he got up close and personal with the creature and worked out what it was. He pressed record on his phone and began documenting his findings. After uploading his video onto YouTube, the clip became an absolute viral sensation. But what was it about the video that caught the attention of so many people?