So here we are again with another story in which I must say, yes, this is actually real:
I truly believe every word of Michael Packard's story.
And it's terrifying!!
Dude's just out there off the coast of Massachusetts diving to the bottom of the ocean to pick up a few lobsters when…
He's literally gulped up by a humpback whale.
No, this man was not fleeing the Lord after being asked to hit up Boston and preach against their wickedness. He also wasn't in the belly of the whale for three days.
But he was swallowed up, scuba gear intact, and spent a good 30-40 seconds inside the whale.
"I thought, there's no way I'm going to get out of this with sheer brute," Packard said. "It's either, he's going to let me go, or this is where I'm going to die, and I really thought, 'this is where I'm going to die.'"
Luckily, the whale must not have been enjoying the scuba gear. So it came to the surface and kindly spit him out.
"All of a sudden, I saw light, and white water everywhere, and all of a sudden I was thrown from his mouth," Packard said. "He was shaking his head, trying to eject me out of his mouth."
Packard's boatmate Josiah Mayo witnessed the whale spit him out at the surface, but did not see the whale swallow him. Still, I believe the story.
Packard had to be taken to the hospital where, surprisingly, he suffered minimal injuries.
Experts say this was probably a mistake by the whale, and that it was possibly a juvenile whale out there trying new things.
Here's a photo of the likely size difference between this humpback whale and a human:
So that's frightening...
Well, Michael Packard is back home with his family now, feeling VERY LUCKY to be alive.
Here's his interview with the local news: