100-ton prehistoric megalodon shark STILL exists in ocean's depths – shock claim

Conspiracy theorists believe the massive megalodon – the focus of new Hollywood blockbuster The Meg – has successfully evaded detection for millions of years. 

The enormous sea menace – thought to have died out around 2.6 million years ago – would dwarf a great white shark.

Now, several unexplained videos posted online have fuelled suspicions that the beast lives.

One clip – believed to have been filmed in the Mariana Trench – appears to show an enormous shark scouring the sea floor. 

The huge creature is recorded as it swims over the top of what looks like an abandoned shark cage. 

The clip was uploaded to YouTube in 2016 but has re-emerged on social media ahead of Jason Statham’s new film.

Clocking up 165,000 views in just over a week, one comment read: “They’re real. They really are real!”

“This makes Jaws look like an easy lunch,” another added.

But all is not what it seems. 

While some believe the footage is proof that megalodons are not extinct, many were quick to point out that it actually shows a docile Pacific sleeper shark. 

It is not the first time people have claimed to find one of the massive predators, though. 

In November, researchers believed they had found a 70ft megalodon when going through satellite imagery from Google Earth. 

And in February, Jonathan Downes exclusively told Daily Star Online that the deadly creature could still lurk in the depths.

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