BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL
Filed under Trending News
* Some locals say the beasts washed up in Philippine shores are bad omens
* But scientists say they are dead bodies of whales already under state of decomposition
People have different reactions to reports of recent discoveries of dead sea creatures washed up in Philippine shores.
Many believed this phenomenon was a sign of the second coming while others also believed that these are signs of bad luck.
But authorities said these are only speculations of people, especially Filipinos who are used to Philippine traditions and superstitious beliefs.
In Dinagat Island, locals were shocked to see a huge sea creature washed up in Cagdianao shore. No one could actually tell what was this sea creature they've seen for the first time. They were stunned on the huge form and creepy white-hairy body of the
said sea beast that was washed up for the first in Dinagat Island in Philippine history.
The 20-foot long sea monster was approximately 2,000 kilograms
A certain Paul Garcia suggested the sea creature found in Dinagat Island was similar to that of another sea beast found in Margate, South Afria on October 25, 1924. The said creature was given the name of Trunko or otherwise known as a Globster. He said it was a half whale half polar bear.
Science called these rare species of said sea creatures as Globsters, an unidentified organic mass that usually washed up in any shores around the globe or any body of water or shoreline.
But scientists who saw the images of said sea creature are quick to say that it was actually a 20-feet long whale carcass. It's hairy body, scientists said, may have turned white because it was already under the state of decomposition.
In May of 2017, the same hairy monster was also found in the shores of Mindoro. People felt the terrible smell of the decomposing body as they went near the body of the animal. It was as big as a truck or a giant elephant which puzzled onlookers as to the real identity of the sea monster scaled at an estimate of a 2 meter wide hairy mammal.
Vox Krusada, a law enforcement officer told the media that it was more likely the remains of a dead whale. It looks hairy as the body was already under the state of decomposition. The white hair may have been part of the decomposing muscle fibers of the whale.
Unless proper authorities have officially identified the sea monster, they are naming it a "globster."
Meanwhile, the biggest discovery of a globster was in Indonesia in May of the same year. The rotting sea monster, according to reports measured around 50 feet in length. It was approximately weighing 35 tons (the total weight of four elephants combined).
Asrul Tuanakota, the first resident who discovered the dead sea monster during a night time revealed that at first he simply thought it was just a stranded boat. Later, he finally discovered it was an enourmous mammal washed up on the shores of Hulung Beach.
Locals who witnessed the discovery thought it was a giant squid. But a certain Marcus Chua from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum told the media that there are no records of giant squids in Indonesian waters. In fact, he said it may have been the whale from the Baleen species – a humpback.