Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ugly, Ugly, Ugly!

This, over at Cryptomundo, may turn out to have a prosaic explanation - or maybe not. Whatever the case, it's one ugly critter!

6 comments:

Deby said...

Looks like a furless cat that someone placed a beak over the nasal area. A few more pics and as you said something for scale would have answered many questions.

Nick Redfern said...

Deby:
Yeah. It's interesting, but I'd urge caution and suggest all conventional options be looked at first, to see if they can be eliminated or not.

Neil A said...

Maybe a dog ? Is it really a beak or simply a nasal bone/upper jaw ? Looks roughly dog-sized. Surely there should be more photos. Why do people always take just one ?

cryptidsrus said...

Well, Nick, the current explanation from the "authorities"---the "prosaic" one---is that it is a "racoon."

Pardon Me???

That has got the biggest racoon in the universe (if that would be the case). I'm sorry, I don't buy that. I'm willing to consider a canine. Maybe a mutated pit bull ( as somebody told me).

I admit we should look for the most simple, "normal" explanation and see if it fits the facts (a la Occam's Razor) but I have to admit that it is too creepy of a "coincidence" that this whatever-it-is washed up in Montauk Island, THE Moutauk place---it of the ghastly history---you know the story, don't you Nick?

If Occam fails, then we must put away the razor and look somewhere else. Doctors have a saying---"When you hear hoofbeats, think of a horse, not a zebra." Well, docs, sometimes it is a zebra that is galloping there. Accept it. Lisa Shiel came to mind as I saw the picture.

I agree this thing is creepy. Out of H.R. Giger's daydreams.

Nick Redfern said...

C:
LOl, yes I think a racoon is highly unlikely!!
Yeah, it is odd that it appeared at Montauk, given all the high strangeness in the area. Yes, I've read a a lot about Montauk and it's definitely a weird set of events. The Giger comment is right on target!

Neil:
Yeah, I think the beak angle could actually be nasal bone that makes it appear as a beak, but I'm looking forward to seeing how it all develops.

MountainWench said...

More like a rodent than a cat. Creepy no matter you look at the beast.

Kate