Skeleton of Enormous Sea Creature Pulled out of the Water in China
A skeleton measuring 3.5 metres (11 feet 5 inches) in length has allegedly been discovered in wat...
A skeleton measuring 3.5 metres (11 feet 5 inches) in length has allegedly been discovered in waters off China’s Shandong Province.
The skeleton, which is believed to have a total of 153 joints, was found by fishermen in Qingdao on 28 March. Local camera crews and crowds of onlookers soon gathered to catch a glimpse of the strange creature, whose origins have yet to be confirmed.
Despite appearing online a couple of days before April 1, both the colouring and condition of the skeleton have led many to believe that it is, in fact, an elaborate carving or part of a well devised practical joke. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time that a mysterious object has popped up in Chinese media only to leave members of the press red-faced; in June last year, footage of a “legendary mushroom” appeared online as a young Chinese reporter poked and prodded what eventually turned out to be a discarded sex toy.
Placed on top of a stretch of red cloth, however, the skeleton certainly looks impressive!