Cryptid Washes Ashore At Montauk

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 29th, 2008


Something strange has washed ashore at Montauk Island, New York.

“This is an actual monster, some sort of rodent-like creature with a dinosaur beak. A tipster says that there is ‘a government animal testing facility very close by in Long Island,'” says Gawker in a posting for Tuesday, July 29, 2008.

Comments like “That’s a turtle, without its shell,” make no sense because of the teeth. Some fossil turtles had teeth, but no modern turtles possess real teeth.

What is this animal?

Why can’t people put some sort of size reference object in these mystery photos? How big is this thing?

For now, it remains the “Montauk Monster.”

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

57 Responses to “Cryptid Washes Ashore At Montauk”

  1. irish responds:

    100% certain: Domestic Canine

    Note the tuft of hair beneath the neck. The skin discoloration/appearance is consistent with the corpse having been water-borne, with slight marine preditation, and then deposited on the beach and exposed to sunlight.

    The only other option would be my mother-in-law, and I just got off the phone with her………dammit.

  2. navarro77 responds:

    Why is there only one photo of this thing?! If it washed ashore and was dead why in the world didn’t someone take a lot of pictures of it to see if someone could indentify it…..seems a little fishy to me?!

  3. bobg0038 responds:

    By the looks of the claws it looks like a tree sloth of some kind thats been in the water a while. The fur has come off ans the flesh on the snout has rotted away.

  4. kwduhon responds:

    Strange how no one made mention of the restraint cord around the thing front legs or claws; if it’s a hoax then they have covered all bases but if it’s real then it escaped from somwhere; what was the name of the nearest island again? Don’t they do animal testing? That is a pretty thick cord.

  5. Sordes responds:

    Just for comparison some skull photos:
    1) American badger (would also explain the long front claws);

    2) Racoon; and

    3) Pitbull Skull (note the high front not seen in the carcass).

  6. ghostclone responds:

    This “monster” was part of a Monsterquest Episode a few weeks ago and is believed to be a Dog.

  7. MaxwellDaring responds:

    Aww, isn’t it cute? No? Well, it looks like it’s got a bit of pig in it somewhere.

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