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Two New Globster Stories out of England

Two new stories have appeared online concerning odd-looking "somethings" that have recently been found on the shores of a river and the ocean.

The Liverpool Echo ran a story on April 27th concerning a "fanged river monster" that was found on the banks of the River Mersey in England. The "monster" was found by 28-year-old Sean Hall and a colleague while they were walking near Otterspool last Thursday. Hall said the skin was "slimy" and that it reminded him of "a river monster - something really prehistoric." He thought, at first, that it was a seal that was in trouble, but when he got closer, realized it was dead. He could not identify the remains and said it didn't look like they had eyes.

The remains found by Sean Hall
(Liverpool Echo)
Photos of the carcass were posted online, and several experts have weighed in with their opinions. Dr. Leonie Robinson, who is a lecturer on marine biology at the University of Liverpool, said that it could be "anything from a porpoise to a large fish" but many identifying features were gone because it was so rotten and that "it must have been dead a long time because its head has rotted back to its jawbone."

Another person from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said it "is most probably a member of the cetacean family, which includes dolphins and porpoises."

From the photos, I would have to agree with that.

A second story comes from the Daily Star, which reported on an "alien" skeleton that was discovered on a beach in Lancashire, England. Though the article was published on April 25th, the find actually took place on March 4th. A dog walker stumbled upon the "thing" and uploaded a video of it to YouTube.
The uploader wrote: "You've gotta admit though this is very strange indeed? It reminds me of other creatures that have washed up on the beaches of the world like the Montauk beach monster and some Mermaid remains etc? Are these the remains of some animal that has been genetically manipulated?"

The remains found in Lancashire
(Daily Star)
They continued: "Guy's it's up in the air as to what this is, I've not heard any definite or approximate identification but there's someone out there who knows exactly what this is, right? Somebody must of either seen this, raised this, made this (experiment) or something? What do you guy's [sic] think? Its skeleton is really weird and like nothing I've ever seen before?"

Some offered a dead dugong or manatee as the identity of the remains.

Dugong skull
(Ji-Elle, wikimedia)
From what I can see in the photos on the Daily Star, the skull does look somewhat like that of a dugong. They are compared here. I would say that this could possibly be the answer, if the whole thing is not a hoax of some sort.


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