Whale swallowed fisherman….and then spat it out

Michael Packard, a lobster fisherman from Cape Cod (the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA) with 40 years of professional experience, survived Friday, while diving, an experience he will never forget.

“I went down to about 15 meters deep and all of a sudden I felt a huge bump and everything went dark,” Packard told WBZ, the local television station affiliated with CNN.

”Oh my God, I’ve just been bitten by a shark!” was his first thought. But then he realized that he hadn’t: “I groped and realized there were no teeth and I didn’t really feel any great pain.”

And only then did he realize: “My God, I’m in a whale’s mouth! I’m in a whale’s mouth and it’s trying to swallow me!”

Packard, an experienced diver, told WBZ that he still had his breathing apparatus in his mouth when the whale swallowed him. He thought he could breathe but that sooner or later the air in the cylinder would run out.

“I thought to myself, OK, this is it, I’m going to die. And I thought about my kids and my wife,” he said. “There was no way out of there.”