Mysterious hairy sea creature washes up on Philippines beach
MANILA: A mysterious sea creature which looked like a “dead monster” washed up on a beach in the Philippines sparking fears of an impending disaster.
The enormous hairy blob surfaced at around 7pm on Saturday evening and was immediately thought to be a ‘globster.’ It is around 4ft wide at one end and about 2ft wide at the other with a greyish white colour.
Marine workers arrived to take samples of the unidentified creature which they say smells “awful” and like “something from another planet.”
Villagers in the Oriental Mindoro province in the Philippines flocked to see the 20ft long dead carcass, posing for selfies with it. However, others fear it is the sign of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake.
Resident Tam Maling said: “An earthquake is heading for Oriental Mindoro. The big globster is a sign of something bad coming. Please pray for us.”
Vincent Dela Pena Badillo added: “Many were alarmed including me when we learned the news about it. It has been told that when creatures from the deepest parts of the ocean start appearing, something bad will happen.”
Mother-of-two Imelda Mariz said she had taken her children to see the creature which they thought was a “monster”.
She said: “I couldn’t believe what it was, I’ve never seen anything like it. In God’s name, I was shocked. The children were scared it was a dead monster. Nobody knows what it is yet.”
Neighbouring residents gathered round the ‘globster’ laying in shallow sea water on the beach in the town of San Antonio for a closer look at the animal.
A similar ‘globster’ creature appeared in Dinagat Islands, Philippines, last February which officials said was an Orca whale or a manatee.
Government workers from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the Mimapora Region will dispose of the creature, which they believe could be a dead whale.
Fishery Law Enforcement Officer Vox Krusada said: “Today we just gathered a samples of it for further analysis.
“For now we can say its a whale, but the exact species is still unknown. The tissue samples are now sent to our lab for DNA analysis.
“The local government of Gloria will now bury the carcass. And damn it smells awful. it smells like something from another planet.
“I really experienced the full power of its smell because im the one who took the tissue samples. I almost puked. I felt better after taking a bath but the stench still lingers in my nose.”