Great White Shark Sighting In Wells Leads To Police Investigation

Posted: Jun 22 2015, 4:56am CDT | by , in News | Misc


Great White Shark Sighting in Wells Leads to Police Investigation
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  • Great White Shark Spotted Off the Coast of Moody Beach

A great white shark was spotted off the coast of Moody Beach. The incident set off alarm bells among the residents of Wells, Maine.

The police department of Wells, Maine is on high alert after a random sighting of what could be a great white shark a few miles off the coast of Moody Beach. The shark was seen on Saturday by a seafaring vessel. And while the exact nature of the bloodthirsty beast could not be determined, it is a dead cert that it might be a great white alright. 

According to Jaron Thibault, who was with his family aboard the vessel, they got pretty close to the shark a couple of times. It was apparently upset by the proximity of the boat. "Yea it was really cool. It was spooked very easily," he said, according to WCSH6 News.

Another person who was nearby on another boat also reported seeing what appeared to be the familiar shape of a conical fin rising from the blue waves.

The police department of Wells, Maine have issued a precautionary warning to beach goers regarding the great white shark. Such creatures have been known to attack without any provocation and then they literally bite chunks out of their helpless victims with their razor sharp teeth. It would be better to remain on the safe side and forgo a bit of beach combing instead of becoming the reluctant meal of a great white.    

Although a sighting of a great white shark at this time of the year is a rarity, it might not be that far off the mark since sometimes in life, truth is stranger than fiction. And while the beach will not be closed, the life guards will be on the lookout for any signs of the shark with their binoculars glued to their eyes.

There has even been a third confirmation of the great white by a man who was a diving aficionado. He claims he saw the creature and was scared out of his wits. 

It might be a coincidence but it is a spooky case of exact synchronicity when you think about it. Saturday, the day when the shark was spotted, was also the 40th anniversary of the movie “Jaws”. The film was based upon a fictional book by Peter Benchley that featured a huge monstrous man-eating shark that claimed victims off the coast of a New England beach.

There is a remote possibility that many film buffs may have seen the movie for the umpteenth time and their wild and wooly imaginations were working in overdrive. But then sometimes what was thought to be a trick of the mind turns out to be a solid fact of existence.     

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