By Erica Abbott
A mysterious sea creature that washed ashore in Indonesia has completely baffled and horrified the internet. While some have reported that the dead creature is more than likely a whale, the terrifying-looking carcass has completely engrossed social media users.
“A giant unidentified dead thing is decomposing off the coast of the Indonesian island of Seram and nobody knows what it is,” Nick Andersen, associate producer of On Point radio, tweeted. The tweet included two photos of the decomposing carcass. Snopes reports that the creature is a whale, but social media users weren’t as convinced. Was it a giant squid of nightmares? A kaiju? Spongebob Squarepants-inspired Alaskan Bull Worm?
The world may never know.
is decomposing off the coast of the indonesian island of seram
— Nick Andersen (@nicktheandersen) May 12, 2017
Villagers initially thought the bloodied creature was a stranded boat, but realized, upon further examination, that is was likely a squid or whale. A coordinator of Indonesia’s Marine and Coastal Resources Management later said that the 50-foot creature was likely a whale. According to The Telegraph, further testing will confirm the species.
See how social media reacted to the mysterious photos below:
Social Media Reacts to Mystery Sea Creature Carcass In Indonesia
JFJSJSJSJS IN THE VIDEO THEY WERE JUST LIKE WALKING AROUND NEXT TO IT AND IN ITS BLOOD WTF IMA DIEEEEEE https://t.co/m9getUIGYG
— medusa (@e129191) May 12, 2017
I read in the comments that its probably a whale or giant squid but…..i want to believe https://t.co/iXS9ovkqB7
— (@mulderofficial) May 12, 2017
— The Coco (@_theCxCx) May 12, 2017
I’m telling you the aliens aren’t in the sky, they’re in the water https://t.co/DjFIT6cCTq
— Ders (@AndyPotwora) May 12, 2017
This is why I won’t go in the ocean. https://t.co/UnGPydMrVB
— Catrine (@MerelyCatty) May 12, 2017
— wikiHow (@wikiHow) May 12, 2017
It’s a dinosaur and that’s what I’m running with because it sounds cooler. https://t.co/8OKUWmOula
— lil gamora vert (@gamorasculture) May 12, 2017
Clearly the people of the Indonesian island of Seram are unfamiliar with the work of Guillermo Del Toro.
That is a kaiju.
We’re all dead. https://t.co/xbVsRAFOuE
— Mike Foss (@themikefoss) May 12, 2017
What are your thoughts on the mysterious sea creature? Do you believe it’s a whale? Sound off in the comments section below!