What do we usually do at the beach? Well, the beach is a place where we usually go to enjoy some sun, water and recreation. The beach is usually filled with people who want to spend time for themselves, away from any issues or work they wish to run away from. It would be a dream to live near the shore but then the insurance costs are way too high. But anyhow, what could be better than spending time at the beach, when all you have to do is play in the waves or build sandcastles or just work on your tan-lines? But there have been a few incidents where the beach goers have discovered very out-of-the-ordinary stuff while at the beach. Must you automatically think these weird discoveries would amount to typical ocean related stuff like seashells or fishes right? This list is actually going to blow your mind because some of the items that these people have found at the beach are unbelievable items like fresh food and weird creatures. Just check them out for yourselves!
Trunko The Blob
If you ever find yourself at the beach, what would you do if you saw something that does not look like anything you have ever seen or heard of? It would totally creep us out, wouldn’t it? Well, this blob here unexpectedly washed up on the shore and was definitely shocking to everyone present at the beach. It was given the name “Trunko” by the people during that time. It somehow resembles those scary creatures that lurk the shores in horror movie trailers. This old white blob was discovered way back in 1924 after it washed up on the shore. This is probably the first ever blob to have been recorded with a photograph in history! Trunko actually washed up on the shores of Margate, in the country of South Africa. Obviously, it made headlines everywhere and was titled “Fish Like a Polar Bear.” It was present at the beach for over 10 days but during then nobody had the courage or curiosity to examine Trunko.
The English Fish
They often say that we have not even unearthed the vast majority of what is in the deep oceans. This might be true as this unique fish washed up on the shores Of England. If you are not a fan of fishes, this fish will surely make you all the more freaked out. It really does look very alien-like. It was called the “English Fish,” because it was found in England. Some could even argue that this fish might be the last remaining fish of a prehistoric species. It was found on the beach of Canvey Island, England in the year 1953. Because of its physical features, the fish sparked up a few arguments. There were some people who believed that the fish was an anglerfish, but then it also had horseshoe-like feet. In the end, National Rivers Authority confirmed that this fish was from an undiscovered species. So we can confirm that there are so many mysterious creatures on earth that Google search cannot help us with.
Is It A Reptile? Is It A Fish?
Since the ocean has a web of many different species of fish, we cannot say that we as humans have discovered all of the types of fish underwater. It is too vast and way too deep for humans to enter the deepest depths of the sea. Hence, there is still a lot of things left to be uncovered in the sea and we can only hope that we learn more and more in due time. The things that wash up on the shore are still very mysterious to us, including this giant fish right here. This creature was found on the shores of South Carolina and has the characteristics of both fish and reptile. So obviously, when it was discovered in South Carolina, the public had so much to say about it. Soon, the creature was given for examination. It was then revealed that it was in fact, the carcass of a humongous sturgeon native to North America!
The Montauk Monster
In this world that we live in, there are new things we discover every day. Scientist and specialists have given a name to most of the animals and plants we see in our daily lives. But then, once in a while, there are a few animals that even the most learned animal experts cannot give a name to. This animal here was one such case that had the most knowledgeable experts scratch their heads. The Montauk Monster got discovered in New York back in 2008. This may very well be the most commonly known “monster” to have come out of the sea anywhere in the world. This creature was quickly taken away from the beach as soon as it washed up on the shore but still managed to cause a lot of commotion and attention. There were speculations that it was an experiment from the Plum Island facility!
A Flock Of Dead Birds
We all know that the ocean is home to many dead bodies. There have been tons of dead bodies including different species of animals and fish that still float around in the ocean. Heck, even dead human bodies are dumped into the waters every now and then. So obviously, a few animals are bound to get washed up on the shore from time to time. This particular case is one where an incredible amount of dead birds were washed up from the ocean. It is not so surprising to discover birds on the shore but this case was different because the number of birds that were discovered was indeed a lot. This happened in 2011, where a total of about 6,000 dead birds turned up on Wasaga Beach, Ontario. The cause for the death of all these birds was later found out to be botulism poisoning.
The Canada Creature
Because there have been so many mysterious dead creatures, you really have to ask yourselves of the science classes we had in school really covered anything at all? Seriously, there have been so many weird animals that get discovered day by day that it feels like our knowledge about this world really is minuscule. Take this next animal for example. This very scary creature washed up on the shores of Canada. Again, since it looks to be very unfamiliar, speculations followed and there were many clashing theories from multiple people. This very weird creature was actually discovered back in 2010. Its place of discovery was a small town of Kitchenuhmaykoosib that is located in the northern areas of Ontario, Canada. People have argued that it is either an otter or a weasel but have no evidence to back their theories.
The Siberian Bird Creature
We humans have not explored all the areas that the world has to offer. So, there are clearly some animals we have not yet discovered or named. Here is one bird that does not have a name, that got discovered in the country of Russia. If it was not found dead, it would certainly terrorize a lot of people. This bird here is huge and really does resemble Big Bird from ‘Sesame Street’! What could be the reason for its appearance at the shore? Where is it from? When did it die and what caused its death? There are so many questions one could ask when it comes to this odd bird. It actually washed up on the areas of the Russian Far East followed by a lot of people who wanted to know more about the bird, creating quite a buzz. The only thing that scientist can come up with regarding this bird was that it was a “strange prehistoric-like mutant!”
This blob here has caused quite a confusion. Looking at it, the confusion in our heads grow more and more. Imagine spending some time at the beach, minding your own business and then boom, this weird looking blob appears right in front your very eyes. Where could it have come from and why did it appear here in this beach of all places? The Hebrides Blob is one very confusing case that has so many people perplexed. Look at the fin-like appendages coming out of its sides! The Hebrides Blob, as it is now more popular as, was found on Benbecula Beach in Scotland. This strange blob was actually discovered by Louise Whitts in 1990. She should join Scooby Doo’s gang and ride in the mystery vans to solve other mysteries. Till this day, there has not been a single person who can explain how, where or why this mysterious creature ended up on the Scottish shores.
The Dinosaur Turtle
Are you a fan of ‘Jurassic Park’? Then this next case would certainly entertain you. For those who are not huge fans of dinosaurs, we have a very disappointing news to break to you. The next creature here is certainly worth having nightmares about because of how scary it looks. This animal is given the name the “Dinosaur Turtle”. Judging from its look, it is not surprising that its name has been given like that. It is a combination of some kind of turtle and some parts of a dinosaur that has come from the prehistoric era! Many people were not convinced that this animal was for real and was absolutely stunned to find out that it is, in fact, a real turtle! This creature was first discovered in Russia and was soon found to be an “alligator snapping turtle.” This turtle is the heaviest freshwater turtle in the world!
British Sea Monster
Some of the most unbelievable discoveries about mysterious animals have been found in the English lands. There may be some more along the way as some of the most shocking discoveries of weird animals have actually happened a lot of times in England. Here’s another creepy sea creature that was discovered on the shores of England. Look at the features of the intriguing animal. The British Sea Monster if you look at it, looks to be some sort of animal that has been carefully designed for a horror movie or a prehistoric animal! There have been a lot of people who have referred this creature to the Sauropterygia, or some of the aquatic reptiles from the Mesozoic era. These animals were thought to be extinct, but this one may have been the last standing one for all the rest.
The Chilean Blob
The Californian Dog-like Creature
Here is another animal that has everyone that has ever laid eyes on it to be filled with questions. If we are living on the same planet as these animals, how come we have never come across such animals before? Where are they hiding and where do they reside? Judging from just the looks, you could see that this Californian Dog bears a close resemblance to the Montauk Monster. Some even suggest that the two may even be related. Do you see the familiarity too? On the first glance, you can definitely tell that they do look very similar. This intriguing creature was found on the Santa Barbara Shores. It actually looks like a dog but its limbs do not resemble any breed of dogs we see today. There are people who say it looks like a pig. We’ll let you be the judge of this animal.
Severed Feet… With The Shoes Still On
This next case of mysterious finding at the beach will definitely have you amused. Have you ever lost a shoe while going to the beach? Okay. Then have you ever lost a foot while going to the beach? Well, what about losing your foot in your shoes at the beach? That is exactly what happened at a beach where someone discovered several feet inside multiple sneakers! Is this amazing or disgusting? Or a little bit of both? In 2007, a group of people who were at the beach in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. discovered a sneaked with feet still inside of them. 5 of the 10 feet were soon linked to deceased individuals, but the remaining 5 are still left unanswered! What could have happened to them and where are their bodies? This is such an interesting case that is lowkey funny at the same time incredibly creepy.
If you think about it, most of the fish we regularly see is very appealing. They are usually of the same appearance and most of them aren’t all that creepy looking. You can even say that g0d may have kept all the ugly fishes in the deep ends of the ocean where a man cannot ever explore. Since this is a list of mysterious things that have washed up on the shore, you would assume that many oceanic creatures would make that list, but this fish is just one among the very few. The unattractive fish was actually found on the shores of Sao Paolo in Brazil. And yes it does resemble a Long Nose Batfish… except its not. No one can say for sure where and how this fish came about but it did spur up loads of questions. Just look at the fish, does it even look like a fish? It looks like a frog and a fish combined- a frosh?
Here is another fish that makes it on our list because, well, just look at the thing, why not? This fish is a 15 ft. long shark, with 50 rows of teeth, terrifying the people who first discovered it when it washed up on the shore. It was fortunate for the people that this fish was already dead when they discovered it, so no harm was done to the people. The shark got discovered back in 2015 in the Philippines by a few fishermen who initially mistook it for a whale. So they were indeed very shocked to see that it was a type of shark that they had never encountered. This is actually a shark that belongs to a very rare kind of species that was discovered only in the 70s. If they had discovered it while it was still alive, they would not have had the guts to step near it, not to mention touch it.
We all know that the deep blue sea contains the biggest fishes ever that would put all these big land animals like elephants and rhinoceros to shame. do you want proof? Well, let us warn you and tell you that this would completely shatter your notion of big animals you can name. There was an incident where a huge eyeball washed up on the shore that caused quite a buzz! This happened back in the year 2012, on the shores of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Many people were certain that this eyeballs belonged to some sea monster but it actually belonged to a gigantic swordfish that weighs 1400 lbs. So just by looking at the eyeball, you can imagine how big the fish would be right? Two human hands are holding one eyeball! Just one eyeball! It is terrifying just to think of the body it belongs to.
Mysterious Giant Legos
Do you want to hear about one of the most mysterious cases to ever happen at the beach? How about this huge Lego man that washed up on the shores? We would mostly expect to see seashells on the shores when we visit a beach but to see a giant Lego is quite unlikely. But that’s exactly what happened back in 2007. There was an 8 ft. tall, 100 lb gigantic Lego man that washed up on a beach in the Netherlands. Following this incident, there were 3 other Legos that have been discovered on the Brighton Beach, U.K., Siesta Key Beach, Florida, and Los Angeles, California. These Legos were actually created by an artist by the name Ego Leonard. These Legos were all inscribed with the words “No Real Than You Are” on their torsos. Whatever it is, it truly made a few headlines and was quite thought-provoking.
The ocean contains so many debris that has been dumped since time immemorial. It is amazing what some of the matters that have fallen into the ocean are. The ocean is so vast that there are so many planes that have crashed into it, several ships that have sunk and so much more that we cannot even name. If you think that it is interesting to discover some parts of a sunken ship that have washed up on the shore, what do you think about finding a whole plane at the beach? It would truly be shocking to see one. Right? Well, this plane had actually fallen just off the coast in Wales back in the year 1942. After so many years of being held captive by the sea, this World War II plane washed up on the shores of Wales in the year 2007! It has been noted as one of the most important discoveries of what the World War II era left.
St. Augustine Monster
Throughout history, we have had so many discoveries of sea monsters all around the world. Here we have one such case. This monster here was discovered back in 1896 on the shores of St. Augustine, Florida. This creature does not look like any other animal that has ever been discovered and was truly something to talk about back then. And obviously, many speculations followed the creature due to its mysterious features and its massive size as well. The “monster” was actually a whopping 18 ft. long and even weighed an incredible 5 tons! Many scientists have claimed that this was a giant squid, while there were others who argued that this was actually an octopus. Many tests were run on this creature and to everyone’s shock, the results revealed that it mostly resembled a sperm whale!
Roch Ness Monster
There are many mysteries that surround the English waters. As we have already read above, many unknown creatures have been discovered in the waters in and around England. We have all heard of the Scottish Loch Ness Monster, right? But have you ever heard of the English version of this monster? The name given to the English version of this monster is actually the Roch Ness Monster. The monster would have been truly fearsome when they discovered it because of its appearance alone. The Roch Ness monster was actually 5 ft. long with a mouth that is filled with sharp teeth. After the locals discovered it, many people were convinced that there was indeed a creature that was residing in Rochdale, England. The authorities later revealed that it was in fact, a large pike!
The Sakhalin Monster
Looking at the Sakhalin Monster, it is no surprise that many people were extremely terrified of it. This creature actually had hair on its body! It was found by Russian soldiers. It was a 20 ft. long carcass back in 2006 on Sakhalin Island. It obviously gave them the fright of their lives. This monster was filled with hair and is an exception to other sea creatures who mostly lack hair. The locals claim that this originated from a Kami, a creature that lives beneath the island.
Mexican Long Beast
This washed up on the shores of Acapulco, Mexico, and as evident in the image, it is absolutely huge. The creature seems to have decayed but the authorities revealed that it had not been dead for too long. The authorities actually made an official statement where they said, “We have no idea what type of animal this is, but I do know that it does not smell bad or have a fetid aroma.” Creepy!
Are you tired of all the strange sea-creature? Ok, here is another case that makes to the list of unbelievable things that washed up on the shores. Back in 2012, the locals living in Kodiak, Alaska got lucky when a cargo shipment sank and the sports-themed fly swatters that it carried washed up on their beaches. These fly swatters were from several teams, including both professional and collegiate.
This would be the dream of many people who are fans of junk food. It happened in 2006, where thousands of bags of Doritos chips were found on the beach of Outer Banks in North Carolina. A cargo container overturned and resulted in these chips floating about, eventually reaching these shores! Many beach-goers were fans of these chips and very soon the beach was as clean as before as the people quickly took the chips for themselves.