The 1979 film Alien, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver, is unquestionably a classic of science fiction and horror, largely because of its enduring imagery. It’s unlikely that the film would still be as fondly remembered as it is today—or have spawned so many subsequent sequels, prequels, and related media—if it weren’t for the exquisite design of the titular alien itself, known as a xenomorph.
There is at least one terrifying creature in the real world that possesses an eerie similarity to the famous fictional extraterrestrial. Believe it or not, it’s the moray eel—and if you were a crab, it would be your worst nightmare!
At first glance, you may not see any apparent resemblance to anything out of this world. Yet these fish are hiding a deadly secret…
The good news (for us, at least) is that moray eels tend to avoid humans as much as possible, and only attack in cases of self-defense or mistaken identity. Either way, it’s still pretty frightening to imagine getting on this fish’s bad side!
Share this fascinating information with your friends below!