The rancid carcass of a 15 foot sea beast has been found washed up on a beach leaving locals baffled.
It was spotted last Wednesday.
Many have speculated about the beast’s origins with some saying it was a washed-up whale, woolly mammoth, or even an alien and it is being referred as the Ainsdale Anomaly.
The unknown creature was covered with fur, had an identifiable head but looked like to have four flippers, with the decay and flies giving it an otherworldly appearance.
The 32-year-old woman who clicked the pictures of the creature shared them on her Ainsdale community Facebook group asking if anyone could recognize the creature.
She stated that it looked like a whale to her and just the reek of the carcass made her feel sick.
Her post received several replies.
It’s very bizarre. It’s like a mishmash of different things in one.
It’s 15 feet long. It has flippers. It’s furry and it seems to have another creature attached to it possibly via an umbilical cord, so it could have been giving birth.
It was almost like a whale that had eaten a horse that had eaten a dolphin.
The woman who captured the pictures does not want to be named, said that it is being called Ainsdale Anomaly.
Some people think of it is a cow or a horse.
Her favorite theory is it is either a woolly mammoth or a crash-landed alien, The rotten carcass almost looked like an elephant too.
The woman added that she didn’t get too close because of the flies and to her, the body looked quite twisted with flaps of skin here and there.
Senior Advisor at Natural England Stephen Ayliffe, said:
‘We can confirm that an animal in a poorly decomposed state has washed up on Ainsdale beach and whilst the identification of the animal is unconfirmed it appears to be a species of whale.
‘We are working with an animal removal company to have the animal’s remains removed from the beach as soon as possible.’
However, Natural England who owns and runs the Ainsdale Sand Dunes national Nature Reserve believes it knows what it is.