A humpback whale surfaces in the pacific ocean. Michael Packard survived being swallowed by the same creature while lobster diving in Cape Cod. | Miguel Medina photo.
It’s all over the news, but it still seems impossible to believe something so mind blowing. Lobster diver Michael Packard was swallowed whole by a humpback whale and survived to tell the tale. Is Packard the modern day Jonah you may ask? Our research would back that statement. Packard was 45 feet underwater, hunting for lobsters off the coast of Provincetown, when he suddenly was pulled in and surrounded by darkness. He quickly realized that he had been swallowed by a whale. Recalling the moment he was inside the whale, Packard thought he was as good as dead. Only moments later was he tossed around and eventually spit out by the massive sea creature.
A bystander above water said he saw the whale violently emerge and Packard right after into all the action. Packard walked away with only a dislocated knee and some soft tissue injuries. Many agree he’s lucky to be alive... which is no new reality for Michael Packard. On top of surviving being swallowed by a humpback whale, Packard has also survived a jungle plane crash, being dragged out to sea for hours, and many close encounters with great white sharks. So do all lobster divers have nine lives?
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