While taking an October stroll along a windswept beach, Paul Jones apparently encounters something straight from the pages of a fairytale. The gruesome rotting carcass lies stranded in the surf, its decomposing features looking unlike anything from this world. But what exactly has he stumbled upon? Is it really a mythical creature, or could there be a more prosaic explanation?
Strange beings that come from the sea are not a new phenomenon. In fact, many ocean-going cultures have their own myths about half-human, half-fish creatures that live in the water and occasionally try to lure sailors to their deaths.