sea monsters

Freakish, prehistoric-looking sea creature washes up on shores of Australian lake

Australia is the land of many strange animals but this one has locals stumped.  Ethan Tipper took the photograph above of a bizarre sea creature that washed up on the shores of an Australian lake this week. The prehistoric-looking sea creature appears to be about 10 feet long with an eel-like (sea serpent) body, long snout, and hundreds of sharp teeth. The creature is possibly some sort of eel (pike eel has been suggested) but if so, it’s an unusually large one. The creature was found on February 15, 2016 at the Swansea Boat Ramp on Lake Macquarie (near the lake’s mouth) in Newcastle, New South Wales.  Lake Macquarie (also known as Awaba) is Australia's largest coastal salt water lagoon measuring over 40 square miles. Sources: Facebook (Ethan Tipper)

Crabzilla! Giant 50-foot crab photographed lurking in waters by Whitstable harbor

This is one of those photos that’s so unbelievably bizarre (emphasis on “unbelievably”) you scream, “HOAX!”  On the other hand, it’s one of those photos that’s so unbelievably bizarre (emphasis on “bizarre”) that you whisper to yourself, “But what if this was true?” The aerial photo above was taken off the harbor at Whitstable, a seaside town on the north coast of Kent in England, and shows a giant 50-foot crab, dubbed “Crabzilla”, lurking at the bottom of the harbor near a pier. The photo first appeared on the website Weird Whitstablog (the website owner says a reader sent it to him). The aerial image shows the outline of a crab at the mouth of Kent harbor that is so large it dwarfs fishing boats on