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A Lobster Diver In The States Says He Got Swallowed By A Humpback Whale & Spat Back Out

He was reportedly inside the whale's mouth for a "terrifying" 30 seconds.

It's not every day that someone can say they've experienced something biblical, but that's exactly what happened in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where a man was swallowed by a humpback whale.

According to the Cape Cod Times, Michael Packard went down to dive for lobsters on Friday, June 11, when he felt a massive shove and everything suddenly went black. Suddenly he realized he was inside the mouth of a whale.


Speaking to CBS Boston, Packard said he thought he was done for.

"I realized, 'Oh my god, I'm in a whale's mouth. I'm in a whale's mouth. And he's trying to swallow me," Packard said. "And I thought to myself, 'Okay, this is it. This is finally — I'm gonna die."

After 30 seconds trapped inside, Packard said the whale surfaced, shook its head and spat him back out. He was bruised up, according to CBS, and left the hospital with a limp.

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