Your hair will stand on end. A viral video that was recorded in a river in the United States shows a strange fish that was thought to be dead. It has caused fear in all the people who saw its appearance.
These shocking images reveal the true identity of the enormous predator. It has generated terror in the population of the United States.
According to the details of the men, a putrid odor invaded Lake Louisiana. In the face of the unpleasant pestilence, the workers reported something had broken down in the waters. It was around six hectares in length and 5 meters deep.
Specialists came to the place to discover what it was about. They encountered the mysterious predator that they came across. It was an animal with a strange appearance. It was an appearance of a reptile.
It was a gar crocodile that was caught in the lake of Louisiana in the United States. The specimen is also called an Atractosteus Spatula. This creature is also known as crocodile fish or lizardfish. It can reach up to 3 meters in length and weigh up to 300 kilos.
According to experts, this mysterious animal would have existed for millions of years. It is considered a passive fish and a predator and is found more frequently in the lakes south of the United States. Normally, it can be found in Central America.
1864 – February 8. The North American frigate «Ocean Stred» from Cardiff had a cargo of coal. It sank at Cape Santa Maria. There were no victims, and the crew was transported to Maldonado in carts.
1864 – The 10 of Julio. The Brazilian boat «Tolerancia,» 3 miles north of Castillos. The crew was saved.
1864 – In September. The Norwegian boat “Tree Broderen,” in Castles.
1864 – In December. The English boat «Apolline» on the coast of the Isla de Lobos. They were saved.
1864 – In December. The French boat «General Atalin» on the coast of the Isla de Lobos. They were saved.
1865 – December 5. The English steam “Hershel” sank in front of the Cabo Santa María. It hit a rock called “False Cabo” while making a course. A helmsman made them enter the Boca Grande in Maldonado when it began to sink. They were saved.
1867 – In August. The German schooner “Anovarinna Eddo” lay down in the port of Maldonado.
1868 – In February. The English boat «Javet,» near the Isla de Lobos.
1868 – June 1, 9. A brig on the coast of Pan de Azúcar.
1868 – July 7. The Dutch brig “Elisabeth,” on the shores of Maldonado.
1868 – The 1st of July. The national paquebot «There is no other» in Punta del Este. 5 crew members were saved.
1868 – The 4th of August. On the coast of Castillos, an Italian boat with a cargo of coal appeared to sink. There were no people on board and no boat at its side. Neither were there any velámen. The crew had to be saved on the immediate coast.
1868 – August 1, 9. The English boat «Star of the West» on the resting of the Isla de Lobos.
1868 – September 4. The Italian boat “Egitto”, in La Pastora (port of Maldonado). The captain made her embrace because she was about to go under. The crew was saved.
1868 – September 21. The Italian boat «Giacomo», in José Ignacio.
1868 – In October. The French ship «Amelie,» in Cape Santa Maria. Finding himself a pailebot navigating this cape, he was forced to take refuge in the port of La Paloma. Upon entering, he saw pieces of a helmet on the stone resting on the island. He saw rods and a boat. At the cape, they spotted a pit in which many corpses had been buried. They also saw another body that floated near the shore. After 9 or 10 days, it was officially known.
1869 – June 17. The Italian steam «Valparaíso», in La Paloma. They were saved.
1869 – The 4th of July. The German schooner “Júnior” on the coast of Castles.
1869 – August 3. The English boat «Syren,» in the resting of the Isla de Lobos.
1869 – August 1, 3. The English brig “Mary,” on the coast of Maldonado.
1869 – On September 8. The Brazilian brig “Marinho”. It suffered a sea blow at the height of the Isla de Lobos that swept the deck. It was taking part in the dead.
1869 – September 27. The English boat «Bessio Stanton,» in the Polonio. They were all saved.
1869 – October 14. The English frigate “General Lee” was lost 20 miles east of Lobos Island. They saved 20, along with the captain.
1869 – October 17. The North American frigate “Marther Redout” on the coast of Garzón.
1869 – December 18. The Belgian boat “Providencia” is 40 miles from Maldonado.
1870 – January 1. The German brig “Johan Paap”, on the beach of Pan de Azúcar. He saved the crew and part of the cargo.
1870 – On January 16. The Italian boat «Valparaíso», between the islands of La Paloma and Las Tunas. I saved part of the load and 400 passengers.
1870 – On January 26. The Dutch boat «Rival» on the island of La Paloma. They saved everyone.
1870 – On January 31. The English schooner brig “Woodman” on the island of Lobos. He saved crew and cargo.
1870 – February 28. Spanish brig «Rosita», on the Isla de Lobos. Saved crew.
1870 – May 16. A Brazilian brig on the coast of José Ignacio.
1870 – June 7. The English schooner “Kitten” on the coast of José Ignacio. They were saved.
1870 – June 28. The German boat «Bismarck» on the coast of José Ignacio.
1870 – The 4th of July. The German «Júnior» on the coast of Castillos.
1870 – July 31. The English boat «Mouline,» in small Castles. The crew was saved.
1870 – The 3 of August. The English boat “Syren” on some stones in front of the Isla de Lobos. The British gunboat “Beacon” saved the captain and the crew.
1870 – September 27. The English boat «Bessie Stanton» on the Island of La Paloma.
1870 – November 25. The Spanish Pole “María Josefa”, on the O. tip of Gorriti Island. They were saved.
1871 – The Dutch brig “Cosmopolitan,” at the tip of Castles. (April the 21st).
1871 – On April 29. The French boat “Mére de Famille,” at the tip of Castles.
1871 – August 8. The German schooner “Hampel” on the coast of Rocha.
1871 – August 8. A ship that did the fishing of sea lions in the Laguna de Los Padres. They died 6.
1871 – September 19. The Argentine cutter «Garibaldi», on the Costa de Solís Grande .
1871 – September 20. The English boat «Oberon,» in front of Garzón.
1872 – September 29. The Italian boat “Rosina” collided with a German brig near Maldonado and went under. The helmsman and 8 sailors were saved.
1872 – October 4. The English boat «Alcyone» in La Paloma.
1872 – October 28. The English steam «Tacora», in the Palomitas Islands near Cabo Santa María. After getting rid of the rocks, he was made to stand on the sand in the cape.
Day 29. Six hundred passengers remained on an island of sand. They had no roof and were served with the ship’s provisions.
Day 30. After two nights there, the English gunboat «Perk» picked up 17 people. On the 31st, the others were also taken to Montevideo. 11 died only.
1872 – The 4th of November. The English boat «Isabela» on the rocks of the island of La Paloma (10 blocks from «Tacora»). Of his thirteen men, only one was saved.
1873 – In July. The English schooner “Queen of Belgium” on the coast of Garzón.
1873 – On August 4. The English brig “Mystic,” on the coast of Garzón.
1873 – On October 24. The English ship «Amoy,» Isla de Lobos.
1874 – February 20. The French boat «Courrier des Mers» on the beach of Castles. I had left Bordeaux with: 1712 bordalesas of wine and 1298 caissons Idem. We also brought 3 cognac barrels and 960 boxes plus 100 pieces of Bitter and 100 pieces of wormwood. Then we had 14 ditto liquors together with 10 ditto fruit in syrup and 100 sugar barrels in the pylon. You can also count 50 bales caps and more plus 572 bordalesas and 300 cajones. Finally, we had 116 id of cognac and 72 pieces of Bitter, 19 Id of absinthe, and 9 pieces of preserved fruit.
1874 – On July 23. The Brazilian package «Corumbá.» On the coast of Rocha, They were saved.
1874 – August 22. Steam of the Royal English Company «Liffey.» Punta de José Ignacio. This ship was found at the point where it ran aground. 3 steamers arrived from Montevideo, taking the passengers in one, and the others expected to unload it. Most of it was transported to the capital. Steam “Fé” towed three or four languages, having to cut the hawser due to the impossibility of his trailer. The ship was lost again on the coast of Polonio.
1874 – October 20. The French boat «Granville» from Cette was loaded with wines. At 1 o’clock in the morning, it hit the coast of the port of Maldonado. It was in front of the Batería del Medio. At 5 o’clock in the afternoon, it completely broke down while throwing the cargo to the coast for the most part.
1874 – November 30. The Russian boat «Medora» was at risk in the harbor of Maldonado. After considering a total loss, 12 days of continuous work for the evacuation of the cargo, it was able to be afloat. When the “Uruguay” steamer towed it, it turned out that it started to take water. And when they had to take it to the coast, it wrecked again.
1875 – January 1 9. The French boat «Polidora», in the Rincon de Garzón.
1876 – May 2. The Brazilian steam “Solís”, on the coast of Pan de Azúcar.
1876 – On August 29. The Swedish boat «Iris», in the Barra de Garzón.
1876 – August 30. The Brazilian brig «Santa Rita,» in the Barra de Castillos
1876 – December 25. The German steam «Goethe,» in the restinga of the Isla de Lobos. He ran aground on Christmas night with general cargo; a passenger drowned.
1876 – The German steamer «Ibersehell», on the coast of Pan de Azúcar.
1877 – March 27. The Spanish schooner “Partollas” was stranded in the restinga of the low of the E. It was between Gorriti Island and Punta del Este. The ship carried 155 tons with a cargo of wine and salt together with oil etc. Immediately the Greek pailebot «Greece» threw anchors to help him. The circumstances of the shipwreck occurred so quickly. It put the young captain out of his mind so much that he feared for his sanity in the beginning. When the cargo contains the father’s savings, the son’s desperation will be understood. It’s especially the case when the father is also a sailor. A part of the cargo was saved. In the night, the ship completely fell apart. It lost everything else together with the captain.
1877 – On August 22. The English boat “Mountain” was stranded on the coasts of Castles with 2,000 tons of coal and 20 crew members.
1877 – The steam «Arimos» in Castles.
1878 – January 31. The English steam «Astarte,» in the Polonium. As soon as the shock struck, the bow was submerged, and the stern was rested on the rocks for about ten minutes. Finding moments later, the second helmsman and three sailors broke off and fell apart on the same bridge. It left those caught or seized from the davits of the boats and turning with them by the action of the waters. At first, they tried to throw the boats into the water. But this operation was done with such bad luck that the first of them was undone in the act. And the second that had been lowered and in which they embarked filled up with water immediately. The butler, the first engineer, and three sailors burst the lines and crashed against the rocks.
The butler and the first machinist wore their lifesavers and were in the attitude of swimming. But they were not heard from again. The foremast fell a moment more, which could not be used when the catastrophe occurred. Twenty-three of those unfortunates had risen to the stern stick. Remaining there until the stick surrendered, and with it, they all fell into the sea. Included in them was also the captain. They were wrapped in this number and were also the two shipwrecked survivors. After a terrible struggle with the element that tried to swallow them, they came to Polonio Island. But they came in many different directions. They were spending half an hour meeting and had the hope of finding the other without any of them. Being already on the island, they were saved and united by misfortune. The third machinist spotted another of his companions who swam at a distance from the island. But he could not get his attention because of the noise of the sea and the wind. So they stayed all day Friday on the island, encouraged to hope that some relief would come from the coast. There, they saw people on foot and horseback. They were making signals to which they replied but without any favorable result. I could pity your misfortune.
Then they built a raft with which they hoped they could reach the coast. They were using the barracks of the hatches of the “Astarte” for that purpose. And they also used the cork of the lifeboat that had been dismantled. The remains had reached the island’s shore together with a bag of dirty clothes from the vessel. This was now used as a sail. Having prepared this simple lifesaving device, they tried to lift up their exhausted forces a little with some food. The only nutrition they had was the raw flesh of a small wolf that they killed and slaughtered with a weak penknife. So they spent the night of Friday and were desperate to receive any help. They finally resolved on Saturday at noon to put the raft provided in everything and with two oars. They also had an iron rod that served as a mast for the bag transformed into a sail.
He began that sad navigation under a thousand painful adventures. Once he was lying down on the raft and climbing back to it with great work. It approached the coast three times, being dismissed as many offshore. Until at last, they arrived almost inhuman from hunger after having sailed for more than thirty hours. Thirst and fatigue were also of their serious conditions. Finally, they arrived at the port of La Paloma. Here all the personnel of the Santa María lighthouse and the authorities of that coast went to receive them.
1878 – On March 25. The English boat “Modoc” was manned by thirteen men. The captain said that he saw the lighthouse of José Ignacio on that day at 8 o’clock in the evening. He was mistaking it for the one in Punta del Este. At 9 hours and 20 minutes, he ran aground on the Isla de Lobos in Punta NNE. He was hitting a rock. And at 1 hour 30 minutes, it was filled with water. At 9 o’clock in the morning on the 26th, they went ashore on that island. They were sending a boat with the helmsman and four sailors. Those were to give knowledge of the shipwreck to Maldonado. They were saved.
1878 – The 1st of October. The Argentine steam «Alsina» in José Ignacio.
1878 – October 16. The French steam «Hoogly» from Bordeaux wrecked in one of the islets of Polonium. This was because of the haze. There were 121 passengers and 123 crew on board.
1878 – The English frigate «Montaño» on the coast of Castles.
1879 – October 16. The “Pastora” sloop on Portezuelo beach.
1879 – November 17. French steam », in the Polonium.
1880 – January 1 3. The Paraguayan patacho “Pancho”, in the port of La Paloma.
1880 – On July 29. The Italian boat «Delaida», in Polonio. They were saved.
1880 – On July 29. The Argentine Whaling “Gral. Belgrano », to the SW of Punta del Este.
1880 – August 8. The Italian brig «Avulla Pellegrina», in front of the Angostura.
1880 – September 13. The English brig “Alina” in the corner of the Piriz, near La Barra. It came with general cargo. He drowned alone.
1880 – September 14. The Italian brig «Gardicke,» on the coast of José Ignacio.
1881 – May 13. The Spanish Pole «Carmita,» on the tip of Gorriti Island.
1881 – In October. The English steam «Govino,» on the Island of Gorriti.
1882 – In April. The English brig “Elna,” on the coast of Rocha.
1882 – May 28. The national sloop «Santiago», to S. de Gorriti.
1882 – The 25 of August. There was the Italian sloop “Maria” in the bar of Castles.
1884 – The 25 of February. The Austrian ship “Elpi,” in the restinga of Isla de Lobos. They managed to get out and then sank into the channel.
1884 – September 17. The English steam «Linwood.» in Punta del Este.
1884 – September 30. The English steam «Gainford,» in Castles.
1885 – September 13. The German steam «Hermes,» in Castles Grande.
1886 – May 13. The Spanish sailing ship «Antonio López» wrecked in the restinga de Lobos.
1886 – June 1. The Argentine sailing ship «D Juan»; on the Island of Lobos.
1887 – The 16 of Julio. The steam “Río Jaguarao” at the bottom of Punta del Este.
1888 – In June. The German “Alwine” on the coast of Rocha.
1888 – November 1. The French boat «Noemi», next to the lamppost of José Ignacio.
1888 – December 7. The Argentine schooner «Carlos», in front of Castillos Grande.
1889 – In June. A boat in Polonio. Nobody was saved.
1889 – June 12. The Argentine sailboat «Young Lion,» in the Portezuelo.
1889 – In August. The «Georgina» is on the coast in the port of Maldonado. The crew moved on a boat to Punta del Este.
1889 – In December. The “Andean Condor” steamer, on the coast of Maldonado. He was sailing from Brazil with 20 passengers and 10 crewmen. When arriving near the coast, a strong storm hit them. The coast was only 5 miles away. The ship began to take water, and the fires of the machine were extinguished. By a blow of the sea, they were at the mercy of the elements. When it was about to sink, and there was no hope of salvation, he saw a merchant ship in the distance. They beckoned him and approached, and soon after having transferred them all, it sank. The savior vessel was the Swedish vessel “Hicklonius.”
1891 – March 16. The German potato «Juana», in Castillos Grande.
1891 – June 6. The Norwegian boat «Etenvanger» on the coast of Castles.
1891 – October 9. The Italian brig «Antonio Padre», on San Rafael beach. On the morning of that day, the “Viking” steamer of the submarine cable observed a vessel that asked for help. It immediately went towards it and took it in tow. It made its way to Maldonado Bay. The efforts they made were unsuccessful. After only two hours of towing it, it sank completely. But not before having put the crew safe. It was in the distant spot 2 miles to the E. of the lighthouse.
1891 – December 30. The Argentine pataque «Bien Venido», in the bay of Maldonado.
1892 – In May. The English steam «Dolores,» in the Polonium. His crew was saved by the «Emperor.»
1892 – May 19. The Brazilian battleship “Solimoes” at 9 pm ran aground on Rasa Island (Castles). He had ordered his commander to launch a boat to go ashore to warn the employees of the Polonio street lamp. Volunteers and a nurse, and four sailors came to help them. They declared that they had moved 200 meters away from the ship. They heard an explosion that seemed to come from the boilers, and the ship disappeared instantly. They tried to reach the coast, which they achieved with great difficulty. Thus they were saving themselves. The “Solimoes” was traveling for Matto-Grosso. Only 5 individuals of the 123 of their crew were saved. The source for this is the book of Antonio D. Lussich “Famous Shipwrecks. The family of Captain Xavier de Castro offered to reward 10.000 pounds to the person who found the body.
1892 – May 22. The Danish boat «Keren», in Garzón.
1892 – June 29. The Brazilian steam package «Pelotas,» from the Brazilian Lloyd. He was shipwrecked in the Polonio. He saved himself and crew and passengers in a number of 130. All except the captain were saved. He is believed to have committed suicide.
The newspaper “El Siglo” reported. “It seems that Mr. Antonio Lussich has found the point where the helmet of the” Solimoes” is found. This is underwater. He was in the “Emperor” to the rescue of “Pelotas.” «I moved aboard the« Pelotas.» When contemplating that precious ship, it was a true floating palace. It was built with all the advances of modern progress and splendid halls. They were only comparable to those of «Venus» and «Eolo.» It was adorned with real artistic taste and comfortable cabins with comfortable sofas and luxurious curtains. It had magnificent marble bathrooms and large poop with electric lights in all departments. I entered the cabin of the ill-fated commander, which was a small room of five square meters. It was furnished with seriousness and taste. Some small boxes of merit hung on its walls, those that we transferred to the “Emperor.”
1892 – July 8 The Argentine torpedo boat “Rosales” 200 miles E of Cape Polonio. One of the warships that nation had sent to Spain to attend the celebration of the Centennial of America. The commander of the ship, plus officers and engineers, were saved by winning the coast. It was without the crew. They embarked on several boats and a raft. There was news. This shipwreck had great resonance on the occasion of the dramatic events that occurred on board.
1892 – In September. The pailebot «Now I come,» on the coast of Maldonado Bay.
1893 – On January 23. The English steam «Muriel» in the restinga of the Isla de Lobos.
The commander of the “General Rivera” gunship, seeing it stranded in part E. of the aforementioned island, went there from the port of Maldonado. He did the rescue of the crew, including the captain and his wife and daughter. It was a total of 24 people. He drove a valuable general cargo, which saved almost everything.
1893 – September 8. The Italian boat «Teresa Madre» on the tip of the Chilean reef. (Port of Maldonado). Finding himself at the height of José Ignacio, he noticed that the boat took in seven inches of water per hour. Lacking the necessary elements to drain it, it drifted aft and came to the tip of the reef. Here, it lay down completely. He had collided with another ship.
1894 – January 30. Because of the fog, the Argentine steam «Messenger» was stranded in Punta del Este.
1895 – March 23. The Austrian boat «Pelasae», in Punta Piedra. Maldonado.
1895 – May 24. The Spanish steam «Ciudad de Santander» sank in the restinga of Isla de Lobos due to the fog. It belonged to the fleet of the Marquis of Comillas. Fourteen days of incessant efforts by the Lussich flotilla saved the cargo. Also saved were 117 people and their luggage and correspondence. Onboard came the virgin who is now in the temple of Maldonado.
1895 – December 14. The Italian ship «Risseti,» in Castles.
1897 – May 23. The national sloop «Femandina», in Maldonado Bay.
1898 – In January. The steam «Jupiter», in Punta Colorada. (Bread of sugar).
1898 – The boat “Prepotent” made the race between Montevideo and Maldonado and La Paloma. It crashed upon entering it and went to the bottom.
1898 – May 7 The Brazilian boat “Lince,” in Maldonado Bay.
1898 – June 15. The Italian boat “Sirius,” in part S.
1898 – In September. The Italian boat. «Fortunato» in José Ignacio.
1898 – On the 1st of December. The Italian steam «Montevideo» sank due to fog in restinga de Lobos.
1899 – The American ship “Niagara” sank at the tip of Punta del Este.
1 899 – February 28. The English steam «Belova,» on the same extremity. All the passengers and crew were saved.
1890 – March 12. The English steam «Red Car,» in Punta del Este by fog.
1890 – October 21. The English steam «Paraná», in the restinga of the Isla de Lobos.
1890 – November 28. The Argentine sailboat «Joven Arturo», in the Puerto del Inglés.
1902 – December 19. The English steam «Armonides» in the port of Maldonado.
1904 – July 31. The English sailboat «Louvina» in the restinga de Lobos. Fog.
1905 – June 4. The Brazilian steam «Ouvidos», in Punta del Este. Fog.
1905 – On August 17. The Norwegian boat «Baldar,» in the restinga de Lobos.
1906 – October 24. The national warship “General Flores,” in Punta del Este (Boca Chica). According to Francisco P. Miranda, the “Flores” was a historic ship and had been in service since 1873. It had first been called “Fé” and then “15 de Janiero” until it was called “Fé” for the second time. And since 1886, it was called “General Flowers.” It was the school of two generations of sailors.
1907 – May 7. The French steam «Poitou» sank in Garzón due to fog.
The steam tomb Poitou also sank.
1908 – The 4th of July. The English steam «Manorairon,» SE of the island of Lobos. (There was no siren).
1908 – December 27. The Italian sailboat “Rekare” sank in Punta del Este, SW of the lighthouse. There he was close to the coast and only the next day was able to establish a rope and save his crew.
1911 – February 5. The Argentine “Colastine” steam rammed the Greek steam “Proodos.” That one went to the bottom 12 miles from Isla de Lobos.
1911 – May 7. The English steam «Barnby», in Manantiales (José Ignacio).
1911 – The English steam “Bisleri” on the coast of Polonio.
1911 – December 27. The English dredger «Lauro Muller» on San Rafael beach.
1912 – April 22. The Canadian schooner “William Bell,” in Punta del Este.
1912 – In May. The Argentine steam “Fortuna,” on the east coast.
1915 – The 25 of Julio. The English steam «Coldwell,» to the S. of the Island of Lobos.
1918 – December 25. The Argentine steam “Río de la Plata” went down in Manantiales inJosé Ignacio.
1918 – July 17. The English steam «Jorkmoor», in Punta del Este.
1919 – The Argentine steam “San Salvador”, on Garzón beach.
1919 – September 22. The English boat «Celina Goldman,» between Punta Ballena and Punta Negra. 1919 – September 23. The Norwegian boat «Dorade» to the NW of the Isla de Lobos.
1921 – In October. The “San Miguel” flat tire caught fire about four miles west of Maldonado, being towed to its port.
1921 – December 12. The North American lug «Blue Peter» on the beach of Portezuelo.
1921 – The Mexican steam “Mercedes Ocampo,” in the vicinity of the Isla de Lobos.
1922 – February 15. The boat «Venizelos» sank near Boca Chica. Punta del Este
1923 – The 10 of Julio. The Belgian ship «Devonier,» on the coast of José Ignacio.
1923 – The Brazilian ship “Cáceres” in the vicinity of Garzón.
1928 – On August 22. The steam “Salvador”, to the SE of Gorriti Island.
1929 – March 29. The steam “Sheaf Dar” from England went down in Castles.
1932 – November 18. The Greek steam «Mariego« Marionga J. Goulandris went to the O of the Punta del Este Lighthouse.