Incredible pictures have surfaced online showing a giant 15-meter-long mysterious creature on a remote Indonesian beach.
According to local reports, the carcass washed up on the northern shore of Seram Island in Maluku province. A local resident, 37-year-old Asrul Tuanakota, said to have discovered it on the night of Tuesday, May 9. He said he initially thought the creature was a boat that might have got stranded along the shore.
The bloated mass, which measured several meters wide, appeared to be rotting and was emitting a red liquid substance that contaminated the sea water.
The bewildered locals believe the decaying carcass may have been a giant squid or a whale. A similarly large carcass was found in the Philippines earlier this year.
It was eventually identified as a whale whose decay had distorted its appearance. Locals speculate it might have been a whale or a giant squid The locals have appealed to the government to help remove the creature. Watch it in the video below.