Beachgoers at Maasin City, on the island of Leyte in the Philippines, were recently left stunned when they saw the corpse of mysterious sea creature washed ashore. The Daily Mail reports that according to Julius Alpino from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the corpse could not be identified as it was already decomposing. However, he added that there was a chance that the creature, which was reportedly as big as a fighter jet, could have been a whale.
A local man, Nujnuj Capistrano, shared pictures of the strange sea creature on Facebook on September 21, where they quickly went viral with over 5,000 shares.
"I was just passing by the beach and took some photos... I was surprised because it's too big and it's the first time I saw that kind of creature.... The creature was already dead when I saw it. The smell was too bad. I can't describe it, but it was a bad smell," Mr Capistrano was quoted as saying by The Sun.
The creature could not be buried because of its size and the smell was a health hazard. The city therefore decided to tow the 32-foot creature back into the sea.
This is not the first time that a strange sea creature has been found washed up in the Philippines. In February this year, a huge, hairy carcass was found on a beach in Dinagat Islands, Philippines.Click for more trending news