We are back again to do what we do best, totally bust an inflated story that the tabloids pass off as sensational news. It’s obvious they do NO checking or investigation of the stories, they simply repeat what silly story they make up or are fed from a dubious source.
This time, Marcus Hemmler from Group of Fort determined that the so-called Japanese tsunami “globster” is not so strange and NOT a result of the 2011 tsunami as reported. The story of a creature found in aftermath of the Japan tsunami was reported in the media by the usual suspects and then went on its merry way across the internet.
From The Mirror: “Bizarre creature washed up in aftermath of Japanese tsunami goes viral after survivor releases footage” says that the footage was “shot by a survivor of the devastating natural disaster” and “shows a huge white whale-like creature washed up among debris left behind after the flood.”
From the Daily Star: “What the hell is this? Mysterious creature washes up after tsunami: A STRANGE monster-like creature beached by retreating floodwaters after a tsunami has been caught on camera.”
From the Daily Mail: “Footage of ‘mystery creature’ found washed up in the aftermath of Japan’s tsunami baffles viewers… but is it even an animal? The mysterious object washed up on a Japanese beach after the tsunami; A clip of the ‘whale-like creature’ was filmed by a survivor of the disaster”
The “Blob of Yabuchijima” was actually found in 2010. According to a translation from a Japanese site (so it may not be quite right), in late June 2010, the cultural museum curator heard of a “floating white object in the sea” from local fishermen in the sea off Yabuchijima. On July 4 the remnants were found in the tidal flats at low tide. It was reported to be 6m in length, smelled putrid, and looked like a rock. Guesses as to what is was included whale, giant squid, even a dugong.
The tabloids link to a video posted on YouTube dated 2015 but the original version has 1.6 million views and is dated 2010.
Typically, globsters (as they are colloquially called) or blobsters (which I prefer) are large masses of organic remains washed on shore. “Globster” was coined by cryptozoologist Ivan Sanderson to give a name to these unindentifiable blobs that beach around the world. The more fantastical judges of the remains will say they are an unknown animal, possibly a giant octopus of massive proportions or a new species of… something. But in most cases, when samples were taken of the remains, they can be determined to be leftovers of a shark or whale. The collagen or blubber of a whale continues to float long after the rest of the body has decomposed or been lost. What remains is unrecognizable as an animal part to those who aren’t experts in the matters.
So, it’s not a mystery creature, really. Just likely an indeterminate whale. It’s also not related to the tsunami of 2011 at all. It’s a nonstory. The tabloids regularly provide you with unchecked, unverified garbage posing as news. Don’t buy it.