A commercial lobster diver says that he had been swallowed whole by a whale from the Massachusetts shore Friday but also made it out alive with just minor injuries following the death and life experience.
He advised WBZ-TV that he was 45 feet deep from the seas off Provincetown as soon as the attack happened.
He originally thought that the whale turned into a shark realized that he was wrong if he did not feel any pain or teeth.
"I could feel I was going, and that I could feel that the whale squeezing together with all the muscles in his mouth"
"I thought to myself,'there is no way I am getting from here. I am done, I am dead. I could think about was my boys, so they are 12 and 15 years old"
Packard said he believes he was in the whale's mouth for approximately 30 minutes. He managed to breathe since he had his breathing device.
In a bid to save himselfPackard said he started controlling the whale's thoughts prior to the creature surfaced and ejected him. In a Facebook article, he stated the whale"spit out me" and that he escaped with bruises and no broken bones.
Fox News has attained to Packard but hasn't heard back.
Experts told the paper that humpback whales aren't aggressive animals, particularly toward individuals.
"According to what was clarified this could need to be an error and an injury on the part of the humpback," explained Jooke Robbinsdirector of Humpback Whale Research in the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown.