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Sea moncster

“Weird animal washed up on the beach” is another perennial local story, but this one is weird. It washed up on a Sussex beach – last year, if you read the article. Which is a pity; someone should have gotten a tissue sample.

I don’t know if those are nostrils or eyes toward the big end, but it’s got spines sticking out of the thin end and a couple of flippers – two different sizes – sticking out of the little bulge. No, the fish experts weren’t any help.

Perhaps it’s an alien.

No really. Have you seen that weird Tucker Carlson clip where he talks about UFOs coming up out of the sea? No idea what to make of that.

Have a good weekend!


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 14, 2023, 6:57 pm

My late father was notorious for his habit of calling any plant he didn’t know the name of a pachysandra. He’d usually add some sort of modifier appropriate for the circumstances; he’d call something a tropical pachysandra, or a dwarf pachysandra, or a coniferous pachysandra.

So I’m calling that beach creature a marine pachysandra.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 14, 2023, 7:14 pm

Well, the sea *IS* full of oddities; at least they’re odd to us bipedal air-breathers. Some of these are bound to wash up and get noticed. The first time I saw a beached jellyfish (as a child of 7 or 8, and it was HUGE), it scared the crap out of me and haunted my dreams for years.

If there are extra-terrestrial UFOs, it seems the ocean would be a preferred place for them to hide, since we have very little knowledge of what is NATIVELY there. And, yeah, the weirdness and obfuscation of UFO incidents by governments is really ratcheting up to 11.

Just curious, Stoaty: did LavenderGirl not win the DP with Chuck Morris of Lotus, or was there a ruling that I missed?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 14, 2023, 7:55 pm

I’d never heard of him or Lotus, and I think they were pretty obscure. It’s probably a result of the strategy to hold your pick until someone in the news goes in the hospital or disappears.

Since I “positively encourage dirty tricks” I certainly can’t complain.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 14, 2023, 8:50 pm

It looks like a deformed skate fish.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 14, 2023, 9:39 pm

Aha! That’s what the fish people said!

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: April 15, 2023, 12:04 am

Hmmmmm, it looks kinda like the fossil shaped rocks that NASA took pictures of on Mars.


Me? Dead bits of an octopus says I.

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