Strange Creature Washes Ashore in Georgia, Baffles Scientists

Strange Creature Washes Ashore in Georgia, Baffles Scientists

A bizarre animal washed up on shore in southeastern Georgia on Friday, that some say resembles the Loch Ness monster or a prehistoric marine reptile, like the Plesiosaur. The green, seafaring creature appears to have a small head, long neck, two fins, and a frilled tail.

The Jacksonville, Florida Fox affiliate reports that the animal was spotted by local resident, Jeff Warren, while he was fishing with his son on the coast of Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge. Warren said he first thought the creature was a dead seal, but later described it as more of a “Loch Ness-type thing.”

 

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Cryptozoologists are intrigued by the recent find, due to the legend of the Altamaha-ha, a Loch Ness-type cryptid, fabled to inhabit the waters around southeastern Georgia. Sightings of the creature are common in the many tributaries and streams flowing in from the mouth of the Altamaha River.

Some have speculated that the creature could be a rarely seen frilled shark, similar to the one spotted off the coast of Portugal last year. Frilled sharks do live in the waters around Georgia, though the specimen in question doesn’t appear to have the animal’s typical razor teeth.

Experts have ruled out the possibility that the creature is a cetacean, the group of marine mammals that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. Often in these scenarios, the animal in question turns out to be a cetacean, such as the case last year, when a massive, grey animal washed ashore on an Indonesian island, mystifying locals, until it was determined to be a decomposing whale.

Unfortunately, Warren was unable to capture the specimen and only posted a single, slightly blurry video of the creature, leading some to call it a hoax. There are, however, a multitude of new species discovered each year, with one estimate predicting that 24 to 31 percent of marine species have yet to be discovered.

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Could Bigfoot Be a Product of Extraterrestrial Genetic Engineering?

Could Bigfoot Be a Product of Extraterrestrial Genetic Engineering?

Could Sasquatch be of extraterrestrial origin? A controversial scientific experiment provides some ardent believers with compelling evidence for the theory.

In a recent experiment, researchers injected human stem cells into primate embryos and were able to grow, for the first time, a human-primate chimera. The intent of the experiment was to provide new insights into developmental biology and evolution. While the study generated a great deal of controversy due to ethical concerns, it is actually serving a very different purpose for cryptozoologists and their work on Sasquatch.

Jack Cary is a cryptozoologist for whom this experiment has taken on great significance. It provides him evidence for his theory that the creature, known as Sasquatch, is actually a chimera. Cary’s theory comes from the remarkable findings of the Sasquatch Genome Project conducted in 2013.

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