Skip to comments.Bizarre Creature Washes Up On N.Y. Shore
Posted on 08/01/2008 12:22:49 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
NEW YORK -- Is it real or is it a hoax? That's what many are asking after the corpse of a bizarre-looking creature with a dinosaur-like beak washed up on a Long Island shore this week.
A tipster told Gawker.com that there is "a government animal testing facility very close by" where the creature washed ashore. But government biologists contacted by Hamptons-based Web site Plum said after looking at the pictures that "no such creature exists," according to Gawker.
The woman who took the photo of the creature's corpse on the shore, along with two others who claim to have seen the "Montauk Monster," will appear on Plum's Web show to discuss the sighting.
While neighboring towns are abuzz with talk of the creature -- is it a sea turtle? a rodent? a dog? -- no one knows for sure.
Those who claim to have seen it told Newsday they were "shocked and amazed."
And if it were a real animal, one county executive said, it could make some money as an attraction.
"If this could be certified as the Suffolk version of the Loch Ness monster, we'd sell tickets and get a lot of revenue," County Executive Steve Levy told Newsday.
Can anyone tell if it’s photoshoped?
If you watch south park — you will know, its Al Gore’s “man-bear-pig.” /s
A beak and teeth. Amazing, if genuine
Interestingly though, Plum Island is nearby. A secret military facility where they do experimental animal research.
It's the kind of place that would appear in a Dean Koontz or Stephen King novel.
Foxnews has another picture.
Its right arm seems to have a piece of fabric or something tied around it.
I have no guess what this thing might be........maybe a big turtle missing its shell.
That’s a good guess but there sure are a lot of articles on it.
Seems like by now they’d have done some kind of autopsy.
A shaved beaver?
It’s a dog, probably a rot of some kind.
The “beak” is just cartilge of the nose pulled back from being in the water.
Being blunt, you can see the dog testicals, tail, legs, and jaw. Clearly a mammal.
Bloat and water is all.
I thought it was fiction.
It's a real place, with alot of security and urban legends surrounding it. Anthrax research goes on there for sure.
Those two front teeth are strange.
It’s probably that lazy Commie Governor Corslime, lying on a beach instead of working. Typical lib.
17 posts and no one has added the Helen Thomas photo yet?
I doubt it. If you look at the front feet, this thing was wearing some kind of restraints at the time of the accident.
It’s either a racoon or a dog.
Twas only a matter of time...
That’s Charles Schumer’s aborted love child.
You beat me to it. Nothing more bizarre than the beak on that one!
Very slimy, ugly.
whatever it is, looks like its front two legs were tied together.
dead tortoise out of its shell.
Dead Monster Washes Ashore in Montauk
GAWKER | Tue Jul 29 2008
Posted on 07/30/2008 9:39:30 AM PDT by Sopater
Alien invasion or viral blitz? (creature washes up on Long Island)
Daily Telegraph | 7-30-08 | unattributed
Posted on 07/30/2008 9:00:43 AM PDT by dynachrome
Montauk Monster: Property of the USDA?
Associated content.com | July 30th, 2008 | By Carol Bengle Gilbert
Posted on 07/30/2008 10:50:00 AM PDT by Perdogg
‘Montauk Monster’ Mystery Gets More Mysterious (FOXNEWS) (NEW picture)
Fox News | 8-1-08 | fox news
Posted on 08/01/2008 6:56:43 PM PDT by Terriergal
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