Largest and least explored of the many isles of the Bahamas is the mysterious, mangrove-choked Andros, 104 by 40 miles in size. Off the coast of Andros are deep-water “blue holes,” said to be inhabited by cryptids called Lusca. Described as many-armed animals resembling oversized octopuses, divers have reported attacks and near-encounters that have made the “blue holes” a risky challenge.

The zoologist Bruce S. Wright’s on-site investigations also determined that in the “banana holes,” the deep brackish, semi-freshwater pools and small lakes on the Andros, similar monsters reportedly live. He theorized that the Lusca could be a Giant Octopus or a rare variety of giant squid, harking back to the tales of the Kraken.


The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters,Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature
Written by Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark – Copyright 1999 Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark

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