'Take My Hand and Follow Me': Octopus Leads Diver to Mysterious Location

An Australian diver who was taken by the hand by an octopus she’d visited several times said she was a little shocked when she found out what the clever critter was trying to show her.

Jules Casey, who frequently posts underwater footage to her OneBreathDiver Instagram account, said the octopus “reached out his arm to hold my hand” towards the end of her dive, “and in that moment it felt like he wanted me to follow him.”

Casey said the octopus took her to a location she’d “never visited before”, and that she was “a little shocked” when she found a headstone tied between to steel posts, with a picture of a young man holding a small white dog.

“I’d love to know the story behind this, but for now it’s all a mystery,” she said. Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful

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