The Montauk Monster

The story so far:

A bizarre creature washed up on Ditch Plains beach near Montauk, New York on July 12.

Local resident Jenna Hewitt took some photos of it. However, the body is now gone. Some guy (unidentified) supposedly has it in his backyard.

In the absence of any evidence except for the photo, there are many theories about what it might be: a sea turtle, a dog, a raccoon missing an upper jaw, a creature from the government's animal-disease lab on Plum Island, or a hoax.

We'll have to wait and see what transpires. Links: Newsday, Gawker.


Posted on Wed Jul 30, 2008


I'm at a point where I'm convinced it's all a ruse just so a group of people can get 15 minutes of fame. There is even a "prop" on ebay of the "monster". Give me a break all ready.

My .03 cents,

-Brian Hardin II
Posted by Flisk  in  Sherwood, AR  on  Wed Aug 06, 2008  at  06:09 AM
I think one of your posters is having you on. It's funny how this boju guy owns a prop store in California and stores pictures of this thing on his flickr page.
Posted by Matt  in  Australia  on  Thu Aug 07, 2008  at  12:54 PM
It's clearly a raccoon carcass. There are other pictures that are more clear.
Posted by goobermaster  in  Minneapolis  on  Mon Aug 11, 2008  at  01:50 PM
real tottaly real new species or alien dog
Posted by keegman  in  montana  on  Sun Jan 11, 2009  at  04:57 PM
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