|Oil Pit Squid|
An artist's depiction
|Theories|| · Cryptid|
· Mutated earthworms
· Bacterial mutation
The Oil Pit Squids were a group of strange cephalopods reported from Anderson, Indiana. On November 15, 1996, workers cleaning out a sludge pit at the GMC Delphi Interior and Lighting plant in Anderson, Indiana, found many squid-like animals swimming in the toxic liquid.
The creatures were described as being squid-like in shape, 6-8 inches in length, and one inch in diameter. They were reportedly grayish-red in color and possessed multiple squid-like tentacles.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- Mutated earthworms
- Bacterial mutation
- One of the animals was caught and preserved in a jar, though it disappeared in December before officials could send it away for testing. No further specimens were found when the pit was inspected and cleaned on March 7 and 12 of 1997.