By Tim Binnall
Residents of a coastal community in England were left scratching their heads and holding their noses after the massive and odorous remains of a mystery creature washed ashore. The creepy carcass was reportedly first discovered last Wednesday on a beach in the town of Ainsdale. Witnesses who dared to venture close enough to the creature to get a good look at it were baffled by the beast and could not identify what it may have been.
When pictures and video of the oddity, which many took to calling the 'Ainsdale Anomaly,' all manner of theories were offered for the nature of the creature, including a donkey, a cow, a walrus, and more fantastic ideas such as a woolly mammoth and, yes, even an alien. "It's like a mishmash of different things in one," observed one individual, "it’s 15 feet long, it has flippers, it’s furry and it seems to have another creature attached."
Beyond merely the mystery surrounding the remains are more potent problem in the form of an unholy stench wafting from the rotting carcass. "I didn't get too close because there were lots of flies and it stank," said a beachgoer who captured it on film, "I made the mistake of going downwind as I worked my way around it and I nearly threw up." Ultimately, wildlife experts were able to determine that the 'monster,' was like a "cetacean of some sort." With the identity of the creature has seemingly been determined, residents are now likely just hoping that the wretched remains will go away.