Found in the Atlantic Ocean as well
Description A gigantic crustacean-squid hybrid
First Sighting The 18th century
Last Sighting Unsure, but sightings may still exist inpresent day
Country The Indian and Atlantic Oceans
Habitat Ocean
The Grootkreef (Which roughly translates into the Afrikaans word for Great Lobster) is a large Kraken or Lusca-like cryptid that lives in the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. 


The first sighting of this creature happened sometime in the 18th century during the Slave Trade. One slave ship was completely filled with slaves and was heading out into the sea. They had barely been out for an hour, when the crew on deck reportedly noticed some disturbance in the water. For unknown reasons ( most likly a leak in the ships hull) , they fled in their lifeboats and watched as an enormous creature "hundreds of meters long" devoured the entire boat. There was no exact description of the creature until later sightings. It was said to be a giant animal half crab and half squid. It had a crabs legs on its massive head, while it had a squid's tentacles in the back. The only other details about the creature was that it had an enormous mouth, was orange, and could "summon" creatures of the depths. Cryptozoologists understand this as a creature as immense as this would create some sort of vortex bringing life up to the surface with it.

Similar to the Kraken, not many modern day sightings do exist, but the locals say they continue to see it in modern day and fear going into deep water.

Possible ExplanationsEdit

  1. Mis-identifications of previously known cephalopods, but this does not explain its crustaceous features.
  2. A new species of massive cephalopod somehow related to the Kraken and the Lusca.
  3. An undiscovered living fossil, that has survived for ages.

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