He’s pondering Matt Damon to play him within the film — then possibly they’ll name it “Good Whale Searching.’’
The Cape Cod lobsterman who claims he survived practically being swallowed by a whale says he might see the “Good Will Searching” star and fellow Massachusetts native portraying him in a possible Netflix film about his harrowing story.
Michael Packard, 56, added to followers asking him questions on Reddit on Saturday that individuals have taken to calling him the apparent, “Jonah” — and described how hospital docs responded when he advised them what occurred.
“I stated, I obtained caught in a whale’s mouth.’ All of the nurses and docs on the hospital got here to see me and ask me about it,’’ the dad wrote.
“One nurse got here in with a notepad, she requested me for lottery numbers!’’
The lobster diver retold his whale story, which he has stated concerned him being by chance gulped by a humpback whale off the coast of Provincetown, Mass., early Friday earlier than being spit out.
Some specialists advised The Submit that the story sounds fishy, given Packard’s obvious lack of extra critical accidents, together with listening to loss from the sudden change in water stress when the whale reportedly took him down 45 toes in seconds.
However Packard repeated on Reddit that he was lodged within the child whale’s mouth for what he estimated to be “about 30-40 seconds.”
He stated he miraculously walked away with solely “delicate tissue injury” that he attributed to the “blunt power of the whale’s mouth.
“I might really feel it clamping down on my legs. … I might’ve suffocated, or drowned if I didn’t retrieve my [diving air] regulator in time,” Packard stated.
“It was filled with water, and I might really feel the muscle tissue of [the whale’s] mouth convulsing round me, it was a extremely unusual feeling to make certain.
“My head was simply spinning, I might really feel the whale swimming round and I used to be simply pondering that there was nearly no approach out of this,” he wrote.
“Finally the whale managed to dislodge me by shifting its head and tounge [sic], I feel.”
Packard’s high-schooler son, Jacob, who was serving to his technologically challenged dad with the web interview, recalled getting referred to as out “of Spanish class and advised there was an accident, whale associated.’’
Jacob stated his dad has been “very overwhelmed” by his newfound fame.
“He’s a easy dude,” Packard’s son wrote.
The daddy added, “Unique article was a small newspaper, cape cod instances. Subsequent factor I knew, information stations have been in my driveway.”
Jacob stated information studies have been deceptive in saying the whale “swallowed” his dad, who’s “is adamant that the whale wouldn’t have been in a position to truly swallow him.”
It wasn’t the primary time that Michael Packard has reportedly cheated dying.
He additionally survived a lethal Costa Rica airplane crash in 2001, when he and 4 different passengers are stated to have spent two nights within the jungle earlier than rescuers discovered them.