Carcasses of mysterious sea creatures are washing up on the shorelines of the Philippines. Locals are alarmed from speculations that these creatures are harbingers of a catastrophic earthquake.
It is fascinating how the sea, which covers the majority of our planet, still contains a lot of mysteries that man has not yet unveiled. In the past weeks, we were reminded of how little information we have about some rare sea creatures as their cadavers surfaced in the past weeks.
Massive White, Hairy Sea Creature
A white, bloody monster-like creature washed up on the shore of Dinagat Islands in the Philippines which worried many locals. The marine beast is said to be around 15 feet in length excluding its missing tail according to Sufenia Chua of the Cagdianao Municipal Agriculture Office.
The carcass is believed to be that of a sea cow as per an aquaculture technologist. In the meantime, the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) is examining the species of the carcass and the cause of its death.
The image of the gigantic sea creature quickly went viral on social media as netizens were left dumbfounded on what it is. Further inquiry led the creature to be categorized as a “globster” which refers to the unidentified sea creature that washes up on bodies of water on rare times.
Deceased Sea Serpent
However, there is not just one, but two mysterious creatures were found in the Philippine seas for the past weeks. The other one is the carcass of an oarfish which showed up in Carmen, Agusan del Norte.
Oarfish is a bony, elongated fish usually found in temperate to tropical oceans but are rarely seen. When they are sighted, though, they usually come in twos or threes. Sure enough, another dead oarfish was found on the same coast days before.
In Japan, this fish is historically known as the “Messenger from the Sea God’s Palace.” They are also known as a herald of earthquakes as these long sea creatures are believed to stay in shallow waters before a seismic event.
Despite the lack of ironclad evidence of this phenomenon, a total of six oarfish were indeed seen days before a 6.7 magnitude earthquake occurred in Surigao City, Philippines which killed eight people and injured 200 more.
As of now, there is no sufficient information on what pushed this rarely-sighted creature on the shores. But the appearance of mysterious sea creatures in the Philippines, in a span of only a couple of weeks, is undoubtedly one rare phenomenon.