Massive Furry ‘Sea Monster’ Washed up on Russian Shore Baffles Locals
An unidentified animal has been found on a beach in Russia. According to the Siberian Times, the “sea monster” has been discovered on the shore of the Bering Sea, on the Pacific side of the Kamchatka peninsula. The animal was reportedly first discovered by Svetlana Dyadenko, who took photos and video of the beast and uploaded them to social media with the title “Kamchatka sea monster."
Witnesses describe the monster as an animal grey or white in color with fur and possibly a tail. However, the animal doesn’t appear to have a defined head or other discernible body parts.
Svetlana Dyadenko observed that the “creature is covered with tubular fur.” Tubular hair, that may have the appearance of a fiber optic cable is the same as what is on polar bears.
Locals pleased with scientists to investigate the mystery
Dyadenko pleaded in her posts for scientists to investigate her find. She says that the animal is far too heavy to be moved without mechanical aid. The posts received a large number of comments with many people guessing about the origins of the creature.
Hypothesis range from the monster being part of a woolly mammoth that was defrosted as glaciers melt to others suggesting it might be a ‘globster’.
A globster is a term with origins in the early sixties used to identify a “Tasmanian carcass” that has “no visible eyes, no defined head, and no apparent bone structure.”
Most likely to be part of a decaying whale says expert
Most marine scientists believe that ‘ globsters are not their own beings, but rather decaying parts of sea mammals.
Russian scientist Sergey Kornev who works at the Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography told the Siberian Times that he believes the ‘creature’ is part of a decaying whale or large shark.
"Under the influence of the sea, time and various animals, from the smallest to the largest, a whale often takes on bizarre forms,” Kornev says. “This is only a part of a whale, not a whole one.”
There has been no official statement from Russian authorities if the creature will undergo DNA investigation. It isn’t the first time a mysterious shaggy creature has been observed washed up.
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