A 20 foot-long decomposing carcass washed ashore in the Philippines last weekend and is stumping marine experts to what it is, while also causing locals to concoct legends of impending natural disasters.
As reported by EEC Media, the “awful”-smelling blob of a sea creature appeared on Friday evening in the town of San Antonio, Oriental Mindoro province. Local residents immediately deemed it to be a bad omen. Resident Tam Maling told EEC Media, “An earthquake is heading for Oriental Mindoro. The creature is a sign of something bad coming. Please pray for us.”
Most likely, the blobs is remains of a whale carcass decomposing as the area that looks like white hair is the tissue layer rotting and marine workers who arrive to assess the carcass agreed.
“For now, we can say it’s a whale, but the exact species is still unknown. The tissue samples are now sent to our lab for DNA analysis,” said Fishery Law Enforcement Officer Vox Krusada to EEC Media.
The one thing everyone does agree on, is that the creature is omitting a gut-wrenching stench.