Actually, Lots Of These Monstrous Creatures Have Been Found On Beaches

Montauk Monster

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Manhattan Monster Mania” has taken over the Internet.The hysteria touched off on Monday when Gothamist published a photo of a hairless animal carcass found in the sand along the East River. The images were taken by photographer Denise Ginley over the weekend as she was walking under the Brooklyn Bridge. 

While there’s still no conclusive evidence as to what the grisly-looking creature may be (the New York Parks Department managed to dispose of the evidence after declaring it was a cooked pig), the decomposed body is reminiscent of another furless animal, dubbed the “Montauk Monster,” that washed up on Long Island beach in 2008.   

This made us wonder: Is the “Manhattan Monster” really all that unusual? 

Maybe not. 

Nicky Papers is the founder of, a site devoted to “uncovering the truth about the original “Montauk Monster.” Over the past couple of years, readers have sent her dozens of photos of other mysterious creatures found on beaches. It turns out, there are quite a few! Especially in Connecticut and Long Island!

Papers was kind enough to share some photos with us. Head over to the website for the full set. 

Found along the beach in Milford, CT.

Found on a beach on Northwestern Long Island, in Lloyd Neck, N.Y.

Found Jan. 30, 2012, on the beach in Bayville, N.Y.

Found Feb. 20, 2012, at Heather Hill, a beach south of Montauk Point.

Found on March 20, 2012, on Galveston Island in Texas.

Found April 20, 2012, on the outskirts of Montreal.

Found in 2010 in St. Josephs, Missouri.

Source: Montauk Monster

Found on the beach in New London, CT.

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Found on Silver Sands Beach in Milford, CT in 2010.

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