Last year, four friends stumbled upon a hideous corpse on the beach in Montauk, Long Island. They took photos and reported it to a local newspaper. The beast’s picture soon ended up on popular blog Gawker.com and quickly spread across the Internet.
Some speculated it was a decaying raccoon or dog corpse. However, the body was not recovered, so it has never been officially identified.
However, another strange beast washed up on Southhold, in May! The discoverers contacted Nicky Papers, who owns Montauk-Monster.com , to come out and examine it. Despite fearing it may be a hoax, he drove out to find the corpse laying there, and quickly took photos and video.
Papers wrote that the original finders took the carcass home and are keeping it on ice for the time being, to avoid the disappearing body of the first Monster.
He said the body—about 3 feet long and 1 to 1 1/2 feet wide—was bloated and looked like it had been floating for a long time. “It really, really reminded me of what washed ashore last year,” he said.
It remains to be seen if any labs will take him up on his offer of having it tested.
Since a third has been discovered at Guerney's Inn:
The Montauk Monster has made its return to the shores of Long Island washing up at Gurney’s Inn. (Oceanside resort located in Montauk, NY) The initial discovery was made by PJ Monte and friends while walking on beach property owned by Gurney’s Inn. (July 2nd 2009 at 6:15 PM) The dead and bloated carcass washed up during an elegant oceanfront wedding. With gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean it’s no surprise that the Montauk Monster decided to crash the party! As for the wedding party, the carcass went undetected as PJ Monte and friends moved it to a different location and the photography session began shortly after.
PLUM ISLAND CONTROVERSY:
Twice in less than a year a mysterious carcass has washed ashore in Montauk, NY — and the remains of both indescribable creatures have been called the "Montauk Monster." While some thought the original beast was a viral marketing campaign, others worry that the remains could be caused by an animal disease research center on Plum Island.
Nicky Papers who runs the website Montauk-Monster.com, which tracks the latest developments, and he hypothesizes that the Plum Island center may be behind the mystery. He writes, "If this is a genetic mishap from Plum Island, we’d like to sell the remains to an independent lab for study … It has become a race against the clock as the couple who originally found ‘Beastie’ are diligently putting more ice into the cooler to keep the carcass fresh."
Plum Island, Papers points out, is where some say Lyme disease originated. He also speculated that the beast could be evidence of biological warfare.
'Gollum-like' monster emerges from lake
A slimy, glob-like creature dubbed Gollum has terrified children after it slithered out of a lake and clambered over the rocks towards them in September 2009.
The young teenagers were playing by the waterfront in a Panama lake near Cerro Azul when the bald beast emerged from a cave behind a waterfall. They started screaming as it shuffled out "as if to attack them".
One said: "I have only seen that creature once before - and it was in the Tolkien film."
But in a "desperate bid to defend themselves" four children grabbed rocks from the beach and hurled them at the beast.
Having killed it they picked up the body and tossed it back into the lake, before fleeing.
Disbelieving parents went to investigate and were amazed to see the body had washed up on the shore. It has since been picked apart by buzzards.
Melquiades Ramos, an expert at the National Environmental Authority said, he will investigate the animal.
Zoologist Jacobo Arauz said it was likely the creature was likely to be a mutation and suggested it could be a form of sloth without hair.
Much speculation surrounds the Chupacabra. Almost all sightings differ in appearance. Many people beleive the Chupacabra is a combination of dog and another animal, such as a Coyote, but other reports have said the Chupacabra was the size of a man. The Chupacabra remains a mystery. Find out more and watch footage of the Chupacabra.
A Woman that claims to have seen a Chupacabra mauling a domestic animal has said the strange creature looked similar to a Kangaroo with huge teeth and bright red eyes.
The Chupacabra is a Cryptid (a term is used in cryptozoology to refer to a creature whose existence has been suggested but not scientifically confirmed) said to attack and drain the blood of livestock and possibly other animals, reported mainly in South America.
The corpses of Chupacabra’s victims have been found with many small but regular pattern circular holes about 1/4" - 1/2" in diameter arranged in pairs of triangular fashion. These particular openings have been located in the neck, chest, belly, and anal areas, and appear to have been made with a surgeon’s scalpel. There are also reports of certain organs missing from the victims, yet no visible means of extraction was found on the bodies. Reproductive, sexual organs, anus, eyes and other soft tissue have sometimes been removed.
The wounds may be similar in appearance to bites inflicted by dogs or baboons due to them being round and small, but the similarity ends there. These wounds penetrate through the right jawbone, muscle and tissue, and straight into the brain, more specifically directly to the cerebellum, puncturing it and causing instant death to the animal. This reveals a type of euthanasia technique, for this method prevents the attacked animal from suffering.
When the wounds appear on the sides and belly of the victim, the penetration usually cuts through the stomach, down to the liver, apparently removing sections of the organ and absorbing liquid from it. The wall of the wound seems also to have been cauterized apparently to prevent excessive blood loss and no natural inflammatory processes have been observed in the dead animals tissues. Moreover there are no trauma, abrasions, scratches, bites or pressure observed by the examiners on the opposite side of the wound. In most cases the victims lack rigor mortis and remain flexible, days after their death. Incredibly in some incidents, the blood, which remained in the body, would not clot or coagulate for days following death.
Phylis Canion says the animal had been lurking around her ranch for years.
She said it first snatched cats, then chickens right through a wire cage.
“[It] opened it, reached in pulled the chicken head out, sucked all the blood out, left the chicken in the cage,” she said.
Canion says two dozen chickens were sucked dry. The meat, she says, was left on the bone.
Neighbours speculate the blue-colored animal that was doing all that damage was a chupacabra. The name is translated from Spanish and means goat-sucker because the creature sucks the blood of livestock.
Canion says not one, but three chupacabras were spotted outside the town in recent days. All of them, she says, were blue-skinned, had no hair and had strange teeth.
Although Canion and her neighbours feel she captured a chupacabra, others -- like State Mammalogist John Young -- say she captured a grey fox.
“When mange goes untreated it causes this type of reaction. they start to itch, lose all their hair, blue grey coloration. and the animal usually dies from it,” he said.
look like a grey fox?
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