An image imagining The Bloop, a cryptid larger than a blue whale.

The Bloop

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Updated Dec 08, 2023 at 02:08PM EST by Zach.

Added Dec 08, 2023 at 09:13AM EST by sakshi.

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About

The Bloop was an extremely loud "ultra-low-frequency" underwater sound first detected by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1997. The sound was initially unidentifiable, with experts speculating that it could have been generated by an extremely large and yet undiscovered aquatic animal. While the sound was later deduced to have been generated by shifting ice or an icequake, conspiracy theories and creepypastas about a creature or cryptid called "The Bloop" that was imagined to be larger than a blue whale began to emerge online in the mid- to late-2010s and early 2020s, particularly on YouTube.

Origin

On August 20th, 2009, DeviantArt[1] user jefchangcomix posted art titled, "The Leviathan, revisited," gathering over 11,000 favorites in over 14 years (seen below). The artwork later became strongly associated with the "Bloop" cryptid.



On April 28th, 2010, YouTuber[2] AS N posted a clip of the original sound detected by the NOAA in 1997, gathering over 9 million plays in 13 years (seen below).



The earliest known viral video about The Bloop that used jefchangcomix's artwork was a September 9th, 2016, video posted to YouTube[3] by billschannel, gathering over 7.6 million likes in seven years (seen below).



Spread

Videos about The Bloop as a mysterious large marine animal continued to spread on YouTube in subsequent years, with some creators even pitting it against another fictional sea creature named El Gran Maja. YouTuber[4] Borisao Blois posted a video about both creatures, titled "Colosos – The Bloop vs El Gran Majá – La Batalla," on March 30th, 2023, gathering over 45 million views in eight months (seen below).



On October 18th, 2023, YouTuber[5] @easystopmotion posted a short about The Bloop and various other creatures including Godzilla and King Kong, gathering over 132 million plays and 2 million likes in two months (seen below).



On December 8th, 2023, X[6] user @MasterTimBlais made a post about the popularity of Bloop content among younger internet users, gathering over 1,000 likes in a day (seen below).


M HOUSE RULES HOUSE RULES CEO will be briefly back in Montreal (9/100 So @MasterTimBla. 8h today i learned that a new folk monster mythology has exploded on children's youtube and that both my niece and nephew believe in it presenting: The Bloop 31 198 CEO will be briefly back in Montreal (9/100 Songs) @MasterTimBlais Time --> 1.2K Bloop was a sound heard on hydrophones in 1997. It sounds weird. Someone speculated that if it had been a creature, it would be absolutely massive. It was probably antarctic ice en.wikipedia.org Bloop - Wikipedia 1:01 AM · Dec 8, 2023 10.5K Views 146K ←-] HOUSE RULES RULES CEO will be briefly back in Montreal (9/100 Sc @MasterTimBla - 8h people have taken to making Bloop Fight and Bloop Sighting videos. Some of them are.. actually pretty well produced? Here an HOUR AND A HALF video of some dude reacting to bloop tiktoks. My nephew has watched this entire thing, he is completely convinced 2 17 youtube.com 100 MOST DANGEROUS BLOOP MOMENTS! 100 MOST DANGEROUS BLOOP MOMENTS!*+ Get my new merch at https://kindlykeyin.shop*+... ❤ 118 CEO will be briefly back in Montreal (9/100 Songs) @MasterTimBlais reaction channels seem mainly responsible for this to me. or at least they've found a weird hack 9.6K the Bloop has friends/rivals of course, chief among them is EL GRAN MAJA, said to live in the caribbean waters and be (of course) Even Bigger than the gargantuan Bloop BLOOP 1:09 AM Dec 8, 2023 8,875 Views Reacting to BLOOP vs EL GRAN MAJA! - YouTube EL GRAN MAJA Visit >

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External References

[1] DeviantArt – The Leviathan, revisited

[2] YouTube – AS N

[3] YouTube – billschannel

[4]  YouTube – Borisao Blois

[5] YouTube – easystopmotion

[6] X – MasterTimBlais

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