Another mystery "sea monster" has washed up, this time in Mexico. The Sun reported on the discovery of the strange-looking remains which were called "very creepy:"
A MYSTERY sea monster has left the internet stunned after washing up on the shore.
A woman was shocked after what she thought was a piece of old rope turned out to be the terrifying beast.
It is pictured with a wide jaw and a range of jagged teeth.
The beast washed up in the western state of Sinaloa by local Beatriz Morales Acuna, who uploaded images to social media.
People who saw the images online have since been scratching their heads as it was widely shared.
Some believe it to be an eel or sea snake, while others even guessed it was from outer space.
Acuna said on social media: 'When I came out of the sea, there it was.
'Nobody was bothered by it because they thought it was just old rope from a sailing boat.
'It was only after I took pictures that people became intrigued.'
The creature died shortly after, and some hive identified the beast as a Deep-sea lizardfish.
The species is found in tropical and subtropical seas across the globe.
Unlike most fish, they have a lizard-like bony head that is flattened along with a large mouth filled with sharp teeth.
One user on social media said: 'The silly things that people get excited over. It is just a dead fish. Did anyone send the Mexican Navy to deal with it.
Another said: 'I think it is a Catfish. A smelly dead one.'
And another added: 'It is very creepy, but I am sure it is a Deepsea lizardfish.'Too bad we can't tell the size of the thing in the picture. The head, however, does look like a lizardfish shown below.
|A deep sea lizardfish|