The Paraná Creature
Region of origin: Carmen del Paraná, Itapúa, Paraguay
Discovered in late October, 2015 floating down the shoreline of the Paraná River in Paraguay, locals came across the decomposing corpse of a small, strange creature. It had wrinkled, frog-like skin and limbs but the hands, tail and face of a primate. Firefighters were called and several photographs were taken but no medical examination or positive identification is ever known to have taken place. Theories of its origins have ranged from a dead monkey whose body was affected by its time in the water to possibly being some kind of relation to the chupacabra.
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Sakhalin Island Sea Wolf
Region of origin: Sakhalin Island, Russia
A Russian island situated between its eastern shoreline and northern Japan, several unidentified animal corpses have washed ashore on Sakhalin Island over the years, most recently in the summer of 2015 when the “sea wolf” was discovered by Russian soldiers. So named because of the canine appearance of the skull, the remains were mostly skeletal save for what appeared to be a thick mat of fur and other rotting matter along its back. The body was removed by the soldiers and never positively identified. Despite its overall serpentine appearance, the remains seemed mammalian, hinting at the creature being a cetacean, most likely a juvenile orca or beluga.
Originally posted on Tumblr on November 21, 2016
Region of origin: Vietnam
Vietnamese for “Centipede,” the Con Rit was a name given to a massive multi-segmented sea cryptid sighted several times through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including eyewitnesses to carcasses that had washed ashore in the 1830′s and 1880′s. Most theories point to it being one form of surviving prehistoric arthropod or another, or one of their unknown relations, up from the unexplored depths. The Vietnamese sightings described the Con Rit as being about 60 feet long on average, but there was a report from a British naval vessel during the same time period of a similar creature encountered off the coast of Algeria that they estimated to be over 130 feet in length.
Originally posted on Tumblr on August 27, 2016
Region of origin: Claveria, Masbate Province, The Philippines
The agreed upon details of the Masbate Monster cryptid are the decomposing body of a strange creature washed ashore and was taken by the man who discovered it and sold to a butcher before it could be properly identified. Beyond that, details are murky or contradictory; witnesses gave its size ranging from twenty to forty feet long, and it was alternatively described as cow- or calf-like, a giant eel, a plesiosaur-like animal or a shell-less turtle. Though they were never able to observe the carcass directly, some experts suggest it, like many large globsters, may have been an orca or basking shark, deformed or too badly decomposed to be recognizable.
Originally posted on Tumblr on July 29, 2016
Region of origin: Pukehina Beach, New Zealand
A strange, large marine animal whose body had washed up on the shores of northern New Zealand. Heavily decayed, identification was difficult; based on photographic evidence it was suggested by researchers it could most likely be an orca but many maintain that it more resembled a species of basilosaurus, an extinct genus of proto-whales.
Originally posted on Tumblr on June 5, 2016
Region of origin: Andros, the Bahamas
In the Bahamas, especially well-known on the island of Andros, an underwater cave system with surface accesses known as the Blue Holes supposedly houses a great beast known as the Lusca, who attacks divers and drags beachgoers down to its…
sharktopus. It’s a sharktopus; there’s a whole second thing about globsters and giant octopi but I did this one because it’s a sharktopus.
Originally posted on Tumblr on February 26, 2016
Canvey Island Monsters
Region of origin: Canvey Island, England
In the 1950s two similar animal corpses with wide mouths and stumpy legs washed up from the North Sea into the Thames estuary and onto the shores of Canvey Island. The bodies were never properly identified before being disposed of but commonly believed to have been a species of deep-sea fish, possibly monkfish or anglerfish, which had made their way to the surface.
Originally posted on Tumblr on January 13, 2016