No. 47: Sep-Oct 1986
Off Bermuda, while working large traps at depths between 1,000 and 2,000 fathoms, fishermen proclaim that some huge sea creature has been breaking heavy lines and towing fishing boats about. Some of these deep-sea traps measure 6 x 6 x 3 feet and are used to catch large shrimp (about 1 foot long) and crabs (2 feet, claw to claw). Something down there grabs these traps and refuses to let go. A giant octopus is believed to be the culprit.
(Anonymous; "Giant Octopus Blamed for Deep Sea Fishing Disruptions," ISC Newsletter, 4:1, Autumn 1986. ISC = International Society for Cryptozoology.)