Mysterious Decomposing Sea Creature Washes Ashore in Indonesia

The massive carcass was initially misidentified as a stranded boat.

May 12, 2017 12:14 pm
Mysterious rotting carcass in Indonesia
Mysterious rotting carcass in Indonesia (PataSiwa Kumbang AmaLatu/Facebook)

Locals on one Indonesian island are flocking to catch a glimpse of an enormous rotting carcass that’s washed up on their beach, the Evening Standard is reporting.

Initially misidentified as a boat by 37-year-old Asrul Tuanakota, the 50-foot creature was filmed turning the water around it red with blood.

Some have theorized that it’s a giant squid or more likely, a whale, but the decomposition reportedly makes it more difficult to identify without using lab tests.

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