The Toronto Sun has reported that movie tough guy Ving Rhames has been frightened away from scuba diving and snorkeling for good after a close encounter with an unknown underwater creature.
Ving Rhames, star of such blockbusters as Pulp Fiction and Con Air, has revealed that on one particular to explore life under the waves in Queensland, Australia he came face to face with an UNCLASSIFIED “prehistoric”-looking SEA MONSTER. Rhames described the beast:
“Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef I saw something I don’t know what it was to this day. My mind couldn’t relate to what it was… If I saw it and knew it was a shark I wouldn’t be as afraid, but I saw something that looked prehistoric and I haven’t been snorkeling since. It was a combination of a catfish and something with a large oblongish-type head. It came towards me and I froze and it just went away. I haven’t done any scuba diving since either.”
Rhames is convinced there are plenty of other species scientists have yet to discover — including some critters that may be FORMERLY EXTINCT such as the now famous COELACANTH — so he now avoids wading or swimming far out into the water.
“I really feel that there are things in the ocean that we have no idea about. I think there’s so much we don’t know and the unknown in the ocean; every 10 years or so we find some fossil that’s been there before mankind. But I do fish and as a matter of fact I used to do a lot of deep sea fishing but as far as going into the water, I don’t go out deep into the water.”