By Tim Binnall
A woman walking her dog along a beach in South Carolina stumbled upon the ghastly remains of a mysterious creature that had washed ashore. The gruesome discovery was reportedly made by Erika Constantine as she and her pet pooch River were visiting a site known as Sunrise Park near Charleston. Their normally routine trip to the beach took an odd turn when the dog noticed something strange in the sand and ran off to investigate.
When Constantine arrived at the curious object that had caught her dog's attention, she was surprised to see that it was the remains of some kind of creature. Identifying the oddity, which had largely been reduced to a skull and what appeared to be a rib cage, proved to be something of a challenge. "It was the size of a small dog but the structure of the whole thing suggests it’s definitely not a dog," she observed, "I have lived here for about five years and I have never come across something like this."
After she posted a video of the mystery creature online, Constantine received a variety of suggestions for what the beast may have been, including a seal, a dog, an iguana, and a possum. However, she expressed skepticism over those possible explanations and put forward her own fantastic theory. According to Constantine, the beach where the remains were found sits about 40 miles away from a site known as Morgan Island, where there happens to be a rather sizable population of monkeys that are used for research purposes.
The location's out-of-place inhabitants have led to it being dubbed 'Monkey Island' by area residents. And it is there that Constantine suspects the puzzling remains originated. "I think one of the monkeys from Monkey Island unfortunately might have got swept up in a current, the riptide or whatever," she postulated, "and then it made its way to Charleston." She argued that such a scenario is not entirely out of the question as a friend of hers once found a monkey fossil in the area as well. With that in mind, what's your take on the strange remains? Share your theory with us at the Coast to Coast AM Facebook page.