Tasmanian Globster Footage Unearthed

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 29th, 2011

Cryptozoologist Markus Hemmler unearths widely unknown video footage of the Tasmanian Globster.

The term “Globster” was coined in 1962 by zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson to describe the 1960 carcass (shown above in the news clipping), which today is known as the “Tasmanian Globster.” It was a large unidentified carcass that washed ashore in western Tasmania, in August 1960. It measured 20 by 18 feet (6 m by 5.5 m) and was estimated to weigh between 5 and 10 tons. The mass lacked eyes and in place of a mouth, had “soft, tusk-like protuberances,” with a spine and six soft, fleshy “arms.” The remarkable stiff, white bristles covering its body were always mentioned as adding to the mystery of what this could be.Loren Coleman

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

6 Responses to “Tasmanian Globster Footage Unearthed”

  1. flame821 responds:

    I have to giggle, when they are using the axe on the flesh the announcer states “It’s a real man’s job” and they CLOSE UP on the fellow with the beard.

    But boy, what a difference in how samples are collected. Bare hands, hatchets, plastic bag without a ‘ziploc’. We’ve come a long, long way since the 60’s and they thought they had it made compared to just 20 years prior. Wonder what our science and research will be like in the next 20 years?

  2. Cryptoz responds:

    It’s Trunko, if it’s not a hoax.

  3. Sharmz responds:

    Tasmanian Devil?

  4. springheeledjack responds:

    I wanna know just what makes it an unknown critter? Was it the hair and the fibrous flesh? Or something else? Until a tissue sample was tested, who knows. That’s the problem with globsters—they’re usually so decomposed that it’s hard to sort out what it might have been unless tested.

    There was just a globster washed up on China’s shore…55 feet long and 4.5 tons…or did I miss that thread? I’ve been out of town–but saw it on MSNBC.

  5. Craig Woolheater responds:

    springheeledjack, Posted on May 2, 2011.

    New Chinese Globster?

  6. Markus responds:

    Two pictures of the preserved tissue probably from Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart (Pic 1, Pic 2).

    Another (lenghty) version of the above footage from Ross Harris.

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