In the beginning of time as the gasses cooled, the planet
Earth became covered with oceans. As the waters receeded and
continents were formed, life moved from the water to the land.
From this primeval slime 150 million years ago came a Creature
so horrible as to be unbelievable. At least ten feet tall, it was
neither fish nor human but a hideous combination of both. Instead
of hands and feet it had long webbed claws. It was completely
covered with scales. Down the center of its back was a double row
of fins. Its head was ghastly to behold. The eye's were without
benefit of eyelids. The mouth was a wide slash across the face,
constantly pulsating. There was no real nose. Where ears should
have been there were gills throbbing like the mouth. As the earth
went through its many upheavals the Creature dropped back into the
slime. Millions of years passed and it remained in a suspended
state. Then, from the time of the ancient Greeks tales of a dreadful
sea monster came down through the centuries. These tales were
attributed to the overactive imaginations of superstitious sailors.
A group of oceanographers went to the Black Lagoon in the steaming
Amazon jungle in search of rare fish and plantlife. They pulled up
their fishing nets only to find them hopelesslyl torn. Donning
oxygen tanks, two of the men went into the water to investigate.
Suddenly, from the forbidding depths came a hideous being. The
Creature of the legends had again risen from the slime. The divers
drew their spear-guns but were powerless against its savage attack.
With a brutal swipe of its clawed fin the Creature broke the neck
of one diver. The other diver barely escaped a similar fate.