When This Huge Creature Washed Up On The Beach, The Smell Had Us Running For Our Cars : AWM

When This Huge Creature Washed Up On The Beach, The Smell Had Us Running For Our Cars

A giant mystery creature called a “globster” washed up on a beach recently in the Philippines and the hair blob has gotten plenty of attention and even caused a bit of panic among villagers. Was the weird awful smelling creature a sign of a natural disaster to come? What is it even? Marine workers arrived to investigate the 20 foot long carcass, measuring 4 feet wide at one end and a gray white color, which was described as an “unidentified creature” said to smell like “something from another planet.”

One resident, Tam Maling, discussed the theory that this may be an indication of something even worse coming, saying: “An earthquake is heading for Oriental Mindoro. The big globster is a sign of something bad coming. Please pray for us.”

Another resident, Vincent Dela Pena Badillo, added: “Many were alarmed, including me when we learned the news about it. It has been told that when creatures from the deepest parts of the ocean start appearing, something bad will happen.”

Imelda Mariz, who is a mother of two who resides in the area, said: “I couldn’t believe what it was, I’ve never seen anything like it. In God’s name, I was shocked. The children were scared it was a dead monster. Nobody knows what it is yet.”

Government workers from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources are working to remove the creature, with Fishery Law Enforcement Officer Vox Krusada noting: “I really experienced the full power of its smell because I’m the one who took the tissue samples. I almost puked.” He added: “I felt better after taking a bath but the stench still lingers in my nose.”

With the tissue samples being sent to the lab for DNA analysis, Krusada explained what they believe the creature might be, noting, “For now, we can say it’s a whale, but the exact species is still unknown.”

A similar type of beast, believed to have been an orca or a manatee, washed up on the shore in the Philippines in February last year, so this is likely a similar creature.

Many people on social media weighed in with their theories about what the smelly globster might be, with one person explaining: “Probably some sort of whale or fish that died a while ago. The ‘fur’ is more than likely to be a type of mould or fungus that’s grown since the animal has died and the smell will be the rotting flesh on it.”

Another commenter seemed to agree, noting: “It’s a rotting whale… takes a long time to decompose… why do they keep making it out to be something else? This type of thing has been seen many times now.”

One commenter remarked more specifically about the look of the animal, saying: “probably a whale or something, that’s what blubber turns into when decomposing.”

When a similar looking creature washed ashore in Indonesia in 2017, whale biologist Alexander Werth said at the time: “You don’t want to be close to these things, not because it’s a scary, spooky creature, but [because] it would just be releasing some pretty foul, noxious gases.”