Jessica Derschowitz
September 27, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

What started as a standard fishing trip for Austin Mahone and his uncle became something much more interesting (and mythical) when he says they got a bite from something unexpected.

As the singer shares in EW’s Greatest Story Ever Told series, that the two were “way, way out there” on the water when they saw a dark figure coming by their boat. So, they tried to catch it — and got a bite. While fighting to reel the mystery creature in, Mahone says he dipped his head in to see what exactly caught their line.

So, what was it? “A megalodon,” he says in the video. One problem: Those sharks are extinct, and Mahone even joked about them in a tweet over the summer:


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Watch the video above to hear him tell the story.

This post has been updated since its origianl publication.

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