Giant sea creatures seem to be a very popular fear amongst sane people, and for good reason. People are scared of going swimming in the ocean and being consumed whole by something they cannot see from underneath. Places like SeaWorld take these oceanic monsters and put them into large glass pens so everyone can witness their wonder up close, essentially an aquatic zoo. Sadly, those cages do not stop accidents from happening, as sea creatures are rather crafty, and humans are rather stupid. Here are ten of the worst accidents to ever occur at SeaWorld.
On July 6, 1999, the naked corpse of a 27-year-old homeless man was discovered draped over the backside of the killer whale Tilikum in Orlando. The man had visited the park one day prior, then stayed there overnight.
Tilikum is a very dangerous killer whale. On February 24, 2010, Dawn Brancheau, 30, was training with the whale when it tumbled on top of her. The whale is said to have bit her ponytail, dragging her underwater and drowning her.