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Alleged Megalodon Sightings That Will Make You Want to Believe

Megalodon died out millennia ago. But our fascination with this mighty shark will never go extinct.

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  • Photo Credit: Cover of Steve Alten's book Meg
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  • Reconstructed jaws of the C. megalodon at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

HMS Challenger Teeth 

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  • A megalodon tooth next to the teeth of a great white shark.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

David Stead and the 'giant' fish 

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  • Megalodon jaws hanging at the American Museum of Natural History.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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  • Size chart comparing megalodon to a great white shark and a human.

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An 'immense shark' off the Great Barrier Reef

The 'Black Demon' of Cortez

Zane Grey and the 'man-eating monsters of the South Pacific'

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  • Artist's rendition of Megalodon.

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What does it all mean?

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  • Screenshot of the disclaimer that aired during Discovery's "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives."

    Photo Credit: Discovery/Oregon Live