'This Is How I’m Gonna Go:’ Man Trapped Inside Whale Talks On Jimmy Kimmel

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PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Provincetown lobster diver who was swallowed by a humpback whale flew 3,000-miles to speak about his rare experience.

Michael Packard and his crew mate Josiah Mayo flew to Hollywood to tell their whale story on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show.

Kimmel's crew created a replica whale mouth for Packard to sit in during the interview.

“No way am I getting in that. I’m going back to Cape Cod,” Packard said. “But then I thought about it harder, and I said, you know what? It’s the perfect celebration of life. I survived.”

Packard said that on his third lobster dive all of the sudden "everything just went instantly dark” for around 30 to 40 seconds.


“There’s no way I’m going to get out of this unless he decides to let me go,” Packard said. “I’m dead. This is how I’m going to go.”

After being released from the whale, Packard thought that his leg was broken.

He told Kimmel that if he were to have a movie based on him, he would want Cambridge-native Matt Damon to play him.

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