Imagine finding this on your nightly beach walk. A large deceased sea creature recently washed ashore in Devon County in the Southwest of England. The creature is difficult to get to and will be even harder to remove. It’s crammed against jagged rocks so tight that there’s talk of bringing a helicopter in to yank this giant gross sea monster thing out.
Looking like a member of the blood metal band GWAR, it shouldn’t surprise you that this thing is pretty decomposed. Cheryl Duerden from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue surveyed the scene, saying it’s been dead for “a couple weeks.”
After examining samples from the creature, the UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme discovered that it is most likely the body of a “fin whale.” Fin whales can weigh up to 80 tons and a can grow to be as long as 85 feet. That’s as long as two city buses parked end to end, which is pretty dang big for a mystery corpse.
Though this huge dead mammal is interesting, Duerden says “Whales can carry lots of diseases which can be passed on to humans so we would advise members of the public not to get too close.”
The Earth’s surface is covered in over 70 percent water and yet we’ve only explored about five percent of our massive oceans. It’s not weird for unexplained objects and animals to emerge from lakes and beaches from time to time. Here are some of my favorites.
The Roch Ness Monster
This cross between a snake, an alligator and an H.P. Lovecraft nightmare come to life washed ashore at Hollingworth Lake in the U.K. It’s called “The Roch Ness Monster” which sounds like a cross between The Loch Ness Monster and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. If that’s not a franchise ready to take over Hollywood, I don’t know what is.
Some locals believe the Roch Ness Monster is just a huge pike. Whatever it is, it’s freaking disgusting.
The Chilean Blob
Weighing over 12 tons and measuring 41 feet long, The Chilean blob holds the record for the largest blob of flesh emerges from the depths and deposit itself onto one of the world’s beaches.
Tests concluded that this supposed “sea monster” was really just the very decomposed remains of a dead sperm whale. Bon Appetite!
The Montauk Monster was a weird, hairless, four legged animal that washed ashore near Montauk, New York in 2008. This gross half dog half demon carcass made national news with scientists and locals alike wondering what the heck this thing even is. Speculations ranged from the Montauk Monster being everything from an alien, to a secret government mutant to “just a raccoon that’s like, SUPER dead.”
The carcass disappeared as quickly as it appeared, so … you know … that’s not extremely terrifying …