What with its tropical jungles and gorgeous blue waters, Indonesia’s Seram Island may seem like a paradise. However, recently something washed up on its shore that looks like it’s been pulled straight out of a nightmare. And it’s not just the locals who have been confused by the giant blob; scientists have been puzzled, too.
The discovery was made by Asrul Tuanakot, a local fisherman. When Tuanakot first saw the shape bobbing around in the water close to the shore, he thought it may have been a grounded boat. But as he looked closer, it’s likely that he realized the massive thing in the water wasn’t anything man-made.
It’s easy to see why Tuanakot thought the mystery object could have been a boat. At almost 50 feet long, it was absolutely enormous, and it was nighttime when he first stumbled across it. Surely, though, it wouldn’t have taken him long to realize that what he had actually found was the corpse of some giant ocean beast.