Strange Carcass on Georgia Beach

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on March 21st, 2018

I was asked by First Coast News to comment on a photo of a strange “carcass” allegedly found on a beach in Georgia which has been circulating on the internet this week. I was interviewed for their news segment based on my research into the legendary creature known as the “Altamaha-ha” (aka “Altie”) which has been sighted in Georgia’s Altamaha River over the years. The location where this carcass was allegedly found is not far from the mouth of the Altamaha on the Atlantic coast.

As usual, I said much more in the interview than was presented in the final news report.  But essentially, it’s hard to tell what this truly is without examining the actual specimen (if there is one). There’s nothing in the photo to provide scale, so that makes it harder to speculate.

Here’s the news report:

Here’s the initial story that was circulating:

Carcass of strange sea creature washes up on Georgia beach

For more information on the creature known as Altie, see my previous CM post: Discovering Georgia’s Legendary Altamaha-ha

Lyle Blackburn About Lyle Blackburn
Lyle Blackburn is an author, musician, and cryptid researcher from Texas. His investigative cryptozoology books, such as “The Beast of Boggy Creek,” “Beyond Boggy Creek,” and “Lizard Man,” reflect his life-long fascination with legends and sighting reports of unknown creatures. During his research, Lyle has often explored the remote reaches of the southern U.S. in search of shadowy beasts said to inhabit the dense backwoods and swamplands of these areas. Lyle has been heard on numerous radio programs, including Coast To Coast AM, and has appeared on television shows such as Monsters and Mysteries in America and Finding Bigfoot. Lyle is also a writer for the monthly horror magazine, Rue Morgue, and was recently featured in the documentary film, Boggy Creek Monster. For more information, visit Lyle's website at:

One Response to “Strange Carcass on Georgia Beach”

  1. springheeledjack responds:

    So, the obvious question….where is the carcass? Did it wash back out, did someone take it or where is it?

    That’s how we find out what it is or isn’t…

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