Tag: mystery carcass

Not a dinosaur!

A story put forward in November (and posted to our Facebook page) is recirculating again via dubious sensationalist media reports. Is this a dinosaur? Remains of T-rex-like ‘animal’ found in Uttarakhand’s Jaspur (Dated November 17, 2017.) It’s now appearing in India Times. Same story, same carcass. An electrician from Uttarakhand found a dinosaur-like creature’s corpse with…

15 Credibility Street #17: Blow up the outside world

What a crazy news week it was. We start on a sad note. News items: Dead whale/giant squid – Even the natives don’t recognize weird dead things. New Nessie hoax Who was Tim Dinsdale? Correction to the podcast info: Dinsdale’s film was from Foyers, not Urquhart Bay. I am misremembering a video from this location.…

Charlestown beach carcass in Cornwall is a whale

A UK paper reports that a Mysterious sea creature washes up on Charlestown beach near St Austell and no one knows what it is  Chris Crane was walking on the beach in Charlestown on Monday when he came across the washed-up animal. He said he believed the creature had already been there for a few days…

Philippine globster is mass of collagen, remains from marine animal

Lots of hits for “globster” today relating to the new remains found at Dinagat Islands in the Philippines. As is typical with mystery carcass remains, people wildly speculate what it might be. It has, however, a good explanation. The remains of a large animal believed to be a sea cow washed up on the shore in…

Russian mystery monster carcass – Busted

It’s consistently disappointing that crap news outlets (and sometimes even not-so-crap) ones will speculate wildly and wrongly about a mystery carcass and fail to ask (or to correctly quote) an expert in marine animals. We all know why — it’s because “sea monster” stories get attention and get re-run in the Daily Mail and the…

A globster appears in the Philippines

Globsters (I prefer to call them blobsters [blob+monster]) are large masses of organic remains. “Globster” was coined by cryptozoologist Ivan Sanderson to give a name to these unindentifiable blobs of tissue that wash up on shores around the world. One has appeared recently. Decapitated silver sea blob washes up in Aparri, Cagayan | SciTech | GMA…

Mysterious carcass stinks up Malaysian beach

I feel obligated to pass along reports of all mystery carcasses. So here is the latest. Not much to look at. Mysterious creature washed up in Santubong – New Straits Times. A remains of an unidentified sea creature was found washed up at Pantai Pasir Pandak in Santubong earlier this morning. “The creature is three…

Dead thing in Houston makes the news

Slow news day? Or, weird pictures get attention? Yes. Katy man stumbles upon strange animal in George Bush Park | khou.com Houston. A Katy man and his son saw something very strange in George Bush Park and now they are sharing a gruesome photo of it with others. Some folks on the KHOU 11 News…