Occult papillary thyroid carcinoma is generally associated with an excellent prognosis. Distant metastasis of this tumour is extremely rare. A case of occult papillary thyroid carcinoma with metastases to the lungs, cervical lymph nodes, skeleton, and the brain is reported. The tumour expressed itself in extremely aggressive clinical behaviour and responded only partially to aggressive therapy. The controversial methods of treatment for occult papillary thyroid carcinoma are also discussed.