A mysterious “furry sea monster” has appeared on the east coast of Russia and has left the locals completely baffled.
The hulking and ‘stinking’ creature seems to have a long tail or tentacle, and too much hair. It is chalk coloured and has a size greater than three men, it does not have a “defined head or eyes”, as reported.
The locals have speculated that it is a strange primal relic from the depths or an extinct woolly mammoth released from a submarine permafrost grave in the warm summer.
But a marine scientist said he could be part of a whale.
The ‘ monster ‘ was too heavy for residents to move after it was found on the Pacific coast of the Kamchatka peninsula, near the remote village of Pakhachi, according to The Siberian Times.
The witness Svetlana Dyadenko wrote online: “The most interesting thing for me is that the creature is covered with tubular hair Could it be some ancient creature? I wish the scientists could inspect this enigma that threw us the ocean.”
After inspecting the “smelly” monster, she compared it to a large “hairy octopus.”
Another disconcerted observer said: “I wonder if it came from a thawed glacier.”
Another woman replied: “It must have been brought from the Arctic.”
One theory is that the beast could be a “globster”, a term coined in 1962 to describe a mysterious corpse thrown into Tasmania.
The globsters may at first look like a giant octopus, while others may have some bones or tentacles or fins, or even eyes, but in general, they are not furry.
It is believed that many are the remnants of whales or sharks or other marine creatures that have decayed over time, and taken strange forms.
Russian marine scientist Sergei Kornev of the Fisheries and Oceanography Research Institute said today that he believes the Kamchatka monster is part of a whale.
He said: “Under the influence of the sea, time and various animals, from the smallest to the largest, a whale often acquires strange forms, which is only part of a whale, not an entire whale .”