Friday, 27 July 2012

The Monster of Manhattan

You may have seen this in the news lately - but be careful, some viewers may find these pictures disturbing.

With its bizarre face and freakishly human-like fingers, this creature's bloated carcass has recently washed up under New York's Brooklyn Bridge.
It was discovered by a passer-by, and has since sparked a guessing game amongst the locals, trying to guess what it is.
Many theories suggest that it is either a giant rat or a pig (the city's Park Department shrugged this off as a "pig left over from a cookout"), but with its five-fingered hands it doesn't seem to bear resemblance to any known creature.

The following photos of this creature have been taken by Denise Ginley, who told the New York Daily News, "It is almost certainly not a pig. The most obvious sign being the lack of cloven hoof..."
"The Monster of Manhattan"

There are many interesting theories on what this curious creature is - the most applaudable being that it's simply the bloated carcass of a rat - and that the water has rubbed the hair off. This seems likely as a giant rat has been found in a Footlocker not long before.

Some even claim that the Manhattan Monster is related to the Montauk Monster, an unidentified creature that washed up in 2008 (I may write an article on this later).

The Montauk Monster, 2008

The Montauk Monster has left the residents too scared to swim.
What do you think these creatures are? Please let me know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps it's an R.O.U.S. from The Princess Bride! (Haha, nope.)
    I think the snout and tail look very un-rattish, but if it were bloated, they wouldn't look very rattish anyways.