Bizarre Article Goes Viral Claiming Octopuses Are From Space

by Megan Molseed
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It’s an intriguing idea, for sure. I mean, they certainly aren’t asking us to phone home nor are they trying to take over the world (as far as we know). But, deep-sea life such as octopuses are very extra-terrestrial-like.

Recently, a published article suggested that these awesome ocean-dwelling creatures have come to our planet from outer space. More specifically, it was the frozen octopus eggs riding on a meteor. The article suggests a meteor headed straight into the earth’s atmosphere a whopping 540 million years ago.

The recently published peer-reviewed article investigates the origins of life as we know it here on our planet. For this publication, a team of at least thirty-three researchers delved into a variety of theories in an effort to answer this question.

Among these theories is one that suggests cephalopod creatures, such as squid, octopus, and cuttlefish could have (possibly) originated from somewhere in the great beyond. Well, the great beyond that is beyond our own planet, specifically.

According to the published works, the “transformative genes leading to the ancestral nautilus” to the common Cuttlefish, the squid, and the octopus are “not easy to be found in any pre-existing life form.

This means the publishers state, that it is not implausible to suggest that the DNA of these particular ocean dwellers may be “borrowed” from a distant terrestrial evolution. Or, the study says, from the “cosmos at large.”

According to this study, octopuses have likely hopped onto a comet – or a meteor – for a quick ride…destination Earth. Well, their eggs may have, at least.

Do Octopuses Contain Alien DNA?

The researchers who published the article note that today’s octopuses are likely to be the descendants of creatures that skyrocketed onto our planet; frozen within an icy comet.

We’ve all heard stories of how incredibly intelligent octopuses can be. They have the ability to escape some complicated areas. And, they have shown amazing abilities as far as memory is concerned. This, the study notes, aids to the suggestion that their DNA is extra-terrestrial rather than earthbound.

The scientists behind the bizarre study suggest that the octopuses “large brain and sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies, instantaneous camouflage via the ability to switch color and shape,” are simply a few examples of the ocean creature’s impressive alien DNA.

The study goes on to note that there may have also been an extraterrestrial virus that came with a comet. A comet that “infected” the early squid, causing it to rapidly evolve into the creatures we are familiar with today.

Interesting theories, no doubt. But, they are theories that other researchers have been quick to question. The journal editors admit that “more studies” are necessary as far as these claims go.

Outsider.com