Friday, August 01, 2008

The Montauk Monster





I've been sitting on this post for a few days now. 'Cause to be honest, it's pretty gross. But as an amateur cryptozoologist, I feel it's my duty to report the facts. However, out of respect for our more sensitive readers, I won't post a picture. You can choose whether you're up for it or not.

A while back, several people photographed a dead creature that had washed ashore on Montauk beach in New York. Weeks later, no one has figured out what, exactly, it was. Some say the photos show the carcass of a dog. Others say raccoon. But there's a little problem. Pictures of the creature seem to show that it had a muscular body, fur, large fangs . . . and a beak.

Many have speculated that the creature escaped from a nearby animal testing facility. What do YOU think?

See a video here, and read more here. (Consider yourself warned.)

34 Comments:

Anonymous eternal espionage said...

Pardon me while I go and have a nightmare! :(
That picture was pretty obviously not ordinary... but if I didn't know better, I would say that it looks a LOT like a seaturtle without its shell although its back would look a lot less smooth. It's hands/feet/whatever the heck they are look webbed like it is a sea animal... DEFINITELY NO RACCOON!

12:09 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

its a turtle. the shell must have gotten ripped off somehow and as a result of that, it died. or maybe its a turtle that was born without a shell, or a really weak shell, because it origionated in a polluted
bit of water.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's gross.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Rhapsody said...

I agree that it does look like a turtle without its shell. Poor thing it probably had the shell tourn of or something. I wonder what killed it.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I looked at the picture and it is really gross and REALLY weird ,but cool. It might be a sheless turtle. It is still cool.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either it's nothing real and someone just got a little photo shop happy, or it's a mutated turtle without a shell. But it is not a raccoon and it is not a dog.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

I would call it some weird unknown species. It doesn't look like a turtle to me, or a dog, or a raccoon. But it is rather disgusting.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Jessi said...

thats awesome if you ask m,e!

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

But it said it had hair, didn't it? And anyway turtles' backbones are part of their shells, so they really can't come out, no matter what Franklin Is Scared Of The Dark may try to tell you.
I am intruiged.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

And if it's a dead pit bull, trust me, pit bull teeth are no joke. I, too, hope that thing's mother is not around.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous sekrit7 said...

I agree with everone, I think it's a turtle

6:26 PM  
Blogger MinnieMouseLoverxoxo said...

that pictures stumps me.i have no clue what it could be.Ananka what do you think it is?

7:44 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

Looks like a uncooked turkey! Put that thing in the fryer it's time for Thanksgiving! ^_^ Of corse I'm just kidding, I would never eat that thing, it's too weird.

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Cupcakedoll said...

Aaarg! Where did the body end up?! Do you know how many reports there are of "we found a mysterious body but it vanished before dna tests could be made"? Lots! In my cryptozoology books, I mean. In other places, probably not so many.

I don't know what it is either, it does look a bit turtle-ish, but also a bit rodent-ish around the legs. Maybe a cavy or capybara with mange? How one of those ended up in North America would be a mystery in itself.

9:40 PM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

SWEET! And yet... I pity the monster and the mother that lost it.

Kirsten: Matt says hi! He says he likes the web site to.

9:40 PM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

BTW, I got a new pic for my account!!!

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

I think it's mother is lucky to have lost it, quite frankly. If I swam into that, I think I'd need therapy and still be traumatized for life.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Um... I think someone sewed it up different animal parts. like the Fiji Mermaid

2:37 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

Ok, to me that looks nothing like a dog, raccoon, or shell-less turtle. Turtles don't have fangs or hooves or long legs. Looks mildly like a wild boar...
It's funny cuz I am now reading the secong Jurassic Park where strange unidentifiable creatures are washing up on Costa Rican beaches....;)

3:04 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

MinnieMouseLover: I don't know what it is. The fur you can see in one of the pictures would usually lead me to think it's a mammal and not a turtle. (Plus, I don't think turtles look quite so good without their shells.) But I googled raccoon skeletons, and I don't think that's the answer, either.

Most people think it's a dog. But even if you find a way to account for the "beak," the legs don't look like a dog's to me.

So I guess this is all to say that I'm pretty sure it's a . . . monster. (Or at least I'd LIKE to think so.)

6:14 PM  
Blogger sakura said...

I agree with Ariana, when I first saw it I thought it was a stretched out chicken! XD
But really, why don't they do a DNA test on it?

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Lady of the dance said...

Whoops, I guess i found where my long lost dog ran off too...

~Lady of the Dance

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Lady of the Dance said...

Oh wait, I get it now. It's a PLATYPUS!

~Lady of the Dance

9:29 PM  
Blogger LolitaIchigo said...

Oh my geez. o_0''

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm.... well, that's something to think about.... I think it is a mutated turtle. (the poor thing!)

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Kad said...

Oh My God! that thing is gross. I also think it sort of looks like a Turtle without a shell but I dont know. Whatever it is, it's strange.

~Kad

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Kiel said...

In the picture it sorta looks plastic, dont you think? The head sorta looks like a mutant salmon...

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Well, when they first discovered the platypus, a lot of people thought it was fraud. Why should this be?

12:56 PM  
Anonymous ss chick said...

oh my god! it looks like it has a relatively small head, so maybe the head was decomposed and it had a serious jaw problem, giving it the ;look of a beak.

OR MAYBE IT WAS AN AWESOME UP TILL NOW UNFOUND SPECIES!!!

awesome!

ps: true, it looks somewhat like a turtle. i guess thats possible, but we didnt see the thing up close and in person, so maybe it doesnt look like a turtle at all in person.

hazel: a agree. turtles are not hairy.

10:10 PM  
Anonymous ss chick said...

maybe its a crippled dog thats back was severely burned by jellies and it had jaw problems, but it;s head got decomposed , giving it the small head and beak appearence.

thats my new theory.

10:11 PM  
Anonymous ss( aha!) chick said...

ooh! wait! new theory! it is a dog that had a parsitic twin and was cripple and then u all know the beak part of the theory.

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The body looks kind of like a pig, don't you think? It's front hands look kind of like a seal's. The head I think, is just roting.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe some one has been doing genetic engeenering!(i'm being very nice with the wording so if this is true they should thank me.)
-max(ine) lane

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Max said...

not a racoon... or a dog... or a bird... possibly bits of all three stitched together? or two? or some species that no one admits exists, like big foot?????? or it could possibly be some sick scientist's idea of an experiment... :(

4:43 PM  

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