For centuries sailors and pirates talked of sea monsters and mysterious creatures in the depths of the oceans. In recent years, there have been several creatures that have washed up on shorelines all over the world that have yet to be identified. They have been documented and studied but there has been no conclusive answer as to what exactly these creatures are and where they came from.
Giant Creature with Bird-Like Beak
In 2015, in the Russian Far East, the carcass of a very strange creature drew attention to many people living nearby. As far as scientists call it, the creature is like a “strange prehistoric-like mutant” that looks similar to dolphins but is relatively larger. Experts believe it is some kind of whale, however, the beak like structure on it’s face and the feather like texture of its body are a bit confusing.
The “Montauk Monster” was an animal carcass, thought to be a raccoon, that washed ashore on a beach near the business district of Montauk, New York in July 2008. The identity of the creature and the veracity of stories surrounding it have been the subject of controversy and speculation. It is not known what happened to the carcass; it was said to be taken, and mysteriously disappeared. Before it’s disappearance it was the subject of media attention and compared to several potential creatures with no match. There have been several other creatures found that resemble the “Montauk Monster.”
The town of Temuka, located on the eastern coast of New Zealand’s SouthIsland is a relatively quiet and peaceful town. But on October 28, 2009, the small town was shook by the carcass of a sea monster. Everyone who came across the said creature figured out that it was an alien. Some people thought that the white thing coming out of its dead body are tentacles while some thought that they were the ribs of the “mysterious blob”.
Roch Ness Monster
Although this creature isn’t exactly found on the shore of some beach, you have to admit that it looks downright scary! Perhaps it would be better to call it a monster or a beast. Rightfully, the people who found this strange creature called the same as “Roch Ness monster”, from the nearby lake called Loch Ness. The said monster is about five-foot long and has a mouth full of sharp teeth! After this photo went online, people began wondering what lurks beneath the British lake.
The creature reputedly washed up on Margate Beach but despite being there for 10 days, no scientist ever investigated the carcass while it was beached, so no reliable description has been published, and until September 2010 it was assumed that no photographs of it had ever been published. Some people who have never been identified were reported to have described the animal as possessing snowy-white fur, an elephantine trunk, a lobster-like tail, and a carcass devoid of blood. While it was beached, the animal was measured by beach-goers and turned out to be 47 ft (14 m) in length, 10 ft (3 m) wide, and 5 ft (1.5 m) high, with the trunk’s length being 5 ft (1.5 m), the trunk’s diameter 14 in (36 cm), the tail 10 ft (3 m), and the fur being 8 in (20 cm) long. The trunk was said to be attached directly to the animal’s torso, as no head was visible on the carcass. For this feature, the animal was dubbed “Trunko” by British cryptozoologist Karl Shuker in his 1996 book The Unexplained. In the 27 March 1925, edition of the Charleroi Mail, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, an article entitled “Whales Slain By Hairy Monster” reported that whales there were killed by a strange creature which was washed up on a beach exhausted and fell unconscious, but made its way back into the ocean and swam away after 10 days, never to be seen again.
This particular unknown creature found ashore at the beach of Los Muermos, Chile weighed approximately 14 tons and extends up to 39 feet across. Initially, experts were baffled as regards its identity and it was theorized to be remains of some unknown octopus. Nevertheless, in 2004, following research and tests for the identification of said creature, the DNA test suggested that the creature’s DNA matched that of a sperm whale.
New Zealand Globster
The New Zealand Globster was a large unidentified carcass that washed ashore at Muriwai, in the Gisborne District of the North Island, New Zealand, in 1968. It was 30 ft (9.1 m) long and 8 ft (2.4 m) high, and covered with “sand-matted grey hair four to six inches long” growing out of a tough hide. J. E. Morton, chairman of the Zoology Department at the University of Auckland, was quoted in the Auckland Star as saying, “You can rule out whales because of the hair, and you can rule out sea elephants and sea cows because of its size. I can’t think of anything it resembles.” Morton later stated that he believes the object was part of a decomposed whale but, it remains unidentified to this day.
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