Sunday, August 17, 2008

Montauk Monster Debunked

The recent finding of a bigfoot in Georgia has the Internet buzzing with stories about cryptids. There are some monsters that a real... i.e. Wogs, Pigrates, the Lake Champlain Monster and Bigfoot. Then there are reports of strange creatures that are jut plain fabricated. I believe the Montauk Monster is one of those stories.

(photo taken of the Montauk Monster)

The Montauk Monster washed up on the shores of Montauk, NY. One of the obvious challenges of identifying something that has washed up dead on the beach is you just can't be sure how long the object in question was previously floating,you also can't be sure how much of a toll the sea has taken on it.

The Montauk Monster isn't the first critter to wash up on a beach. There are reports every year of supposed sea monster bodies discovered on the shore. In almost all cases the sea monster turns out to be nothing more than the remains of a dead whale.

In this case however, we find a nearly intact animal, which we can be certain is not a whale. so what is it? Speculation ranges from a turtle without it's shell to a dog, a pig or a raccoon. All of these are interesting suggestions but overlook the most likely suspect.

Here is the photo again of the bloated, decomposing Montauk Monster.

montauk monster

But by simply tracing an outline around the body...

montauk monster

and replacing the fur that the sea washed away... you see you have a cat. A Montauk cat.

1 comment:

C.R. Evers said...

hmmmm. . . fluffy has been missing for a few weeks and that drawing looks familiar. Here kitty kitty! Here kitty kitty!