Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. Astrology & Paranormal

Oarfish appear off California coast, a warning tectonic plates under pressure

See also

A massive 18-foot oarfish washed ashore in Southern California in 2013. A snorkeler found the dead oarfish near Catalina Island, just south of the Los Angeles coastline on Oct 13. More than 15 people were needed to drag the giant creature ashore. Just days later on Oct 18, another slightly smaller 14 foot oarfish was discovered near the coast of San Diego, a known "stretch zone."

More Photos

What is a stretch zone? It is a place where the land is being stretch or twisted apart.

Are the oarfish washing up on southern California’s beaches harbingers of something to come? Are they sounding an alarm regarding compression of the Pacific and the bowing of the North American Plate? What does their appearance off the coast of southern California mean?

Some people believe oarfish washing ashore in southern California and places like Japan, is a warning sign. Well maybe it is. Oarfish are bottom dwelling fish and may very well be susceptible to seismic fault movement.

The serpent-like oarfish, also known as ribbonfish, lives in deep water, 900 ft. or more, and so relatively little is known about it, as it rarely comes to the surface. It has a published length of 36 feet, with unconfirmed reports of 56 feet.

Even though the “experts” place great faith in their high-tech monitoring of tectonic plates, Japanese lore dictates that oarfish rise to the surface and beach themselves to warn of an impending seismic activity. The oarfish is known in Japan as a "messenger from the sea god's palace."

Shortly before the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, about 20 oarfish stranded themselves on area beaches, and dozens of these deep-sea denizens were discovered by fishermen around the time a powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile.

The Zetas of ZetaTalk say that when oarfish came to the surface off Japan before the large quakes, they were fleeing from the electromagnetic screech emitted by rock under pressure. When oarfish come up from the deep to the surface, they get caught in wave action, which impels them toward the beach.

In 2001 a live oarfish was filmed alive for the first time. It was spotted by a team of US Navy personnel repairing a buoy in the Bahamas. This specimen was observed to be swimming by undulating its long dorsal fin while keeping its body fairly straight. (See video below.)

As for animals as predictors of catastrophe, there's a long history of anecdotal reports of pets, zoo animals and wildlife acting very strangely in the days or minutes before an earthquake.

  • Zoo officials at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., reported that many of their animals sought shelter or made distress calls in the minutes before a 5.8-magnitude quake struck on Aug. 23, 2010. Nocturnal snakes like copperheads came out of hiding, apes moved into the treetops, and flamingos huddled tightly moments before the temblor was felt by zookeepers.
  • In the history of Helike, an ancient Greek city. During the winter of 373 B.C., "all the mice and martens and snakes and centipedes and beetles and every other creature of that kind in the city left," wrote the Roman author Aelianus. "After these creatures had departed, an earthquake occurred in the night; the city subsided; an immense wave flooded and Helike disappeared."
  • In February 1975, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Haicheng, a city of 1 million people in China's Liaoning province. One day earlier, officials ordered an evacuation based in part on reports of strange animal behavior - hibernating snakes abandoned their winter hideouts. The early evacuation of Haicheng is credited with saving thousands of lives.

Among the first scientific studies to document animal behavior before an earthquake comes from Italy, where a team of scientists spent a month investigating the breeding behavior of common toads in April 2009. The toads typically breed in a shallow pool on a lakebed, but at one point, most of the site's toads suddenly disappeared — and five days later, a strong earthquake struck the region. The toads returned to the pool once the quake's last aftershocks occurred.

What does the appearance oarfish off the southern California coast mean?

The Zetas have said that the North America bow, due to Planet X (Nibiru) in the neighborhood, is centered approximately in San Diego in southern California. Here the North American Plate abuts the Pacific Plate.With a compressing Pacific Ocean and an intensifying North American continent bow comes tectonic plate movement that emits an electronic screech under pressure. Perhaps the oarfish in attempting to escape the excruciating electronic screech has no where to go but up.

Look for more signs of the coming pole shift in stretch zone areas like San Diego, like the massive landslide between San Diego and Mexico on Dec 28, water main breaks, sinkholes, sinking and cracking land, and more.

Tick tock, time is short.



  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Sunken Ferry

Related Videos:

  • Talebears
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • 'Vampire' cult reportedly residing in northern Italy
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518169902" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all
    <iframe width="600" height="450" src="//;VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!