Mystery sea ‘alien’ the size of a car dubbed ‘globster’ washes up on beach


A monster sea beast “as big as car” has been discovered by a dog walker on a Brit beach.

Described as a “globster” the alien-like find was discovered by Tim Carter, 42, from Yarmouth, near Solent, on the Isle of Wight.

Tim, a local businessman, says he was baffled by the discovery of the “stringy” white blob, which is still to be formally identified.

Tim said: “It was next to the pier, right in front of the Royal Solent Yacht Club.

“At first I thought it was a load of palm oil, because there’s been quite a lot of that washing up on the island.

“But then I had a closer look at it and you could tell it was some kind of organic matter or something like that. It had this stringy texture to it.

“I have never seen anything like it before.”

The origins of the grim discovery have not yet been determined

Tim who took pictures of the gruesome discovery, went on to estimate the creature was around the size of a car.

He said: “It was a massive white mass. The pictures don’t do it much justice really, it was a lot bigger. I think globster is quite a good word to explain it actually.”

In the past, creatures of a similar appearance have washed ashore and turned out to be whales and basking sharks.

He, along with marine experts, remain unsure of the origins of the bloated mass.

“I’d like to know what it is,” he said. “I Googled it and the pictures that came up identical were once whales.

The mystery blob is estimated to be the size of a car

“I was trying to have a look at it and I think it possibly was once a whale, but I don’t know if it was that big.”

The dog walker added he rumours of a dead whale carcass being spotted near the island’s famous chalk stacks.

“A mate of mine said there were reports of a whale getting tied up in the bow of a ship round The Needles,” he said.

“It would come down to the tides. Obviously we’ve had some high tides lately, so maybe the tide has gone out but it [the body] has remained.”

Similar ‘globsters’ are rare but they sometimes turn out to the be remains of whales or sharks

Marine biologist Ben Roesch has investigated the discovery of more than two dozen “globsters” found between 1648 and 1924.

He concluded they “often turn out to be basking sharks, whales, oarfish, or some other known creature”.

The Blue Reef Aquarium in nearby Portsmouth has been contacted for its opinion on the latest specimen.

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