What In the World Is This Thing? (UPDATED!)

(Update: Experts have established that the mystery creature is a badly decomposed shark. According to number of world famous shark experts, the carcass is likely that of a thresher shark. The reason it looks so mysterious is due to its state of decomposition. As for the horns? Those are likely its jaws, that would normally be covered with skin. So, the bottom line is: not a dragon!)

 

Ever since the remains of this creepy unidentified creature were discovered in Cuevas, Spain earlier this week, officials have been very confused.

At 13-feet-long, the sea creature first appeared to have horns on its head, although later examination revealed them to be merely out-of-place cartilage.

For now, experts are just guessing at what the creature may be. So we’ll just have to wait to see if anymore answers come. As for me, I’m still crossing my fingers that it’s a dragon.

For more on the mysterious creature, click here.

Take a look for yourself. Any guesses?

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92 Responses to “What In the World Is This Thing? (UPDATED!)”

  1. Avenger Nerd
    August 22, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    That is so weird and cool at the same time. :o

    • Anonymous
      September 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

      i now

  2. 8of12
    August 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    Whoa…..I have NO idea what that is!

    • GLaDOS
      August 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

      Maybe its Morpheel the boss from the water temple in The Legend Of Zelda:Twilight Princess

      (LOL Just kidding ;D)

  3. Avenger Nerd
    August 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    I wish that they had a picture of the face.

    • Iron Man
      September 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

      Me to

  4. Matthew
    August 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    It cant be something like a dinosaur or it would have been broken down.

    • Avenger Nerd
      August 22, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

      I know right. I heard (Sorry if I spelled that wrong.) that they don’t have enough money to work on it and find out WHAT it is. Well in that that case, I guess that the Locklness (Again sorry about the spelling.) is dead. :)

    • turn and see the truth
      August 23, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

      no it could have maybe it was alive recently and died and no 1 knew about i and if they did they kept it a secret

      • turn and see the truth
        August 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

        and if u want 2 see what i think it mite have looked like watch the movie Waterhorse

      • LEGOMAN
        September 2, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

        like that movie

      • turn and see the truth
        September 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

        ya it nice

      • the nintendo fan
        September 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

        listen there is no water dinos just creatrues at the time of dinos that lived in water plus i dont beleve in evelution
        talk about MC???

    • sea dragon
      August 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

      There is no evidence that all the dinosaurs died. I believe that dinosaurs are still down in the depths of the sea. only 5% of the sea has been explored, there’s still 95% of the sea to be explored. So its ether a really big fish or its a DINOSAUR!!!

      • turn and see the truth
        August 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

        AMEN!

      • qwerty123
        August 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

        I agree!

      • turn and see the truth
        August 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

        I think they just do not want to admit it is a real dino or dragon beacause it would kill evoulution

      • turn and see the truth
        August 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

        plus if u go to the link they gave and watch the video they admitted that they have never explored this area of the ocean so prove it is a shark and not a dragon or dino.

      • Percy Jackson
        August 29, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

        No dinosaurs ever lived underwater. Also, more than 5% of the sea has been explored.

      • yomamma
        September 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

        There are dinosaurs in the water you can see fossils of them.

      • turn and see the truth
        September 2, 2013 at 9:03 am #

        true true percy jackson but there but what about that other percentage and plus there were dinos that lived in water but often came up for air like the pleaseosaurus sorry i cant spell it rite but it goes long those lines

      • sea dragon
        September 3, 2013 at 10:20 am #

        I might be wrong on the percentage because I saw it on a documentary about a year ago so this year it might be 7% or 8%

      • turn and see the truth
        September 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

        then please explain what the other 92 or less or more percent

  5. Anonymous
    August 22, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    I knew it! I always knew it!

  6. Moah2112
    August 23, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    Some sort of ancient sea snake maybe?

  7. MrMan
    August 23, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    Oarfish.

    • Potato
      August 23, 2013 at 11:50 am #

      idk. It kind of looks to cylinder-like to be an oar fish. Those pics look more like a great snake.

    • PERSON THE PERSON
      August 28, 2013 at 11:38 am #

      yeah, definately an oarfish!

    • Swags
      September 7, 2013 at 10:43 am #

      Ore fish, not oar fish

  8. the Docter
    August 23, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    eel dragon, ahhhhhh!

  9. Billybobjoe
    August 23, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    WHAT IS THAT THING? It has claws and a really ugly face.

    Maybe its a hoax.

    • Avenger Nerd
      August 23, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      It looks pretty real just for a hoax.

      • Thor
        August 24, 2013 at 9:07 am #

        Here, here!

  10. oddman
    August 23, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    awkward…right?

  11. Potato
    August 23, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Where are you guys seeing pictures of its face? Also, will Boys Life post again if more information is found out?

    • Clay Swartz
      August 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

      I will post more photos, and follow up, if and when the mystery gets solved.

      • Avenger Nerd
        August 23, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

        Thank you so much, Clay! I really wan to see the face. :)

      • ('!')
        August 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

        Hey clay, why is your name red?

      • Owen
        August 26, 2013 at 8:11 am #

        Ok

      • turn and see the truth
        August 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

        the reason it is red is because he the editor of Boys life

  12. shy
    August 23, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    that is AWSOME!!!
    I want one as a pet!!!!

    • namco
      August 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

      y? u dont even know wat dis thing iz

      • shy
        August 29, 2013 at 10:46 am #

        i DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS THAT’S WHY I WANT ONE

      • the nintendo fan
        September 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

        well here is your shark

  13. GLaDOS
    August 23, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    weird………………………..

  14. Dr Taco
    August 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    What the heck?! This has GOT to be just CGI.

  15. bob
    August 23, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    ITS NESSIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! (awesome)

  16. purple bird
    August 23, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    Hmmm…. I’d say it’s a goldfish. :) Peechtival!

  17. Unknown person
    August 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    I one time saw something like that in a river near Phoenix
    But it looked like a pair of pants

  18. Ardetect
    August 24, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    I think it’s a government plot, so I think they know but like with aliens, they don’t tell. But if I had to say, i’d say Ancient water beast. In the meantime don’t go swimming in the sea.

  19. Ardetect
    August 24, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    Don’t go swimming. : }

  20. namco
    August 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    guys it could be the meaning of life. you never know.

  21. &5&lnamco
    August 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    lololololololololol

  22. marvel
    August 25, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    :B

  23. Owen
    August 26, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    I think it might be a giant slug

    • Avenger Nerd
      August 26, 2013 at 10:43 am #

      A SLUG!!!!!! So that looks like a really, really, really, big slug to you. It has a tail. Slugs sort of don’t have tails.

  24. challenger
    August 26, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    it could be the head,and neck of a dinosaur.

  25. challenger
    August 26, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    i once read a book about south carolina sea creatures what happened was.some tiny sea weasels* fell into a thing of plant growth and turned giant. that could have happened. *ps you can by sea weasels at the store.

  26. Clay Swartz
    August 26, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    OK, everyone. Sorry to disappoint, but the experts have an answer to the mystery… It’s a shark! A terribly decomposed and almost unrecognizable shark.

    • Avenger Nerd
      August 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

      Thanks! I looked up pictures of a Thresher shark, and it does look sort of like a decomposed Thresher shark.

      • 8of12
        August 27, 2013 at 10:06 am #

        Aw…….I hoped it was a dragon! :P

    • turn and see the truth
      August 28, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

      i have a question then if they said they cant afford to see what it is then how do they comehow magicly know what it is after they say they will not look into seeing what it is please awnser id really like 2 no and to me it doesnt look like a thresher shark

      • Clay Swartz
        August 29, 2013 at 10:12 am #

        The country couldn’t afford to pay to have the creature examined. But, several American and European experts agreed to examine for free. Their conclusion was that the body was that of a shark. Most likely a thresher shark. Again, it’s SO badly decomposed that there isn’t much resemblance. The way that the experts can tell is based on factors like its teeth, fins, skin, muscle structure … etc.

      • turn and see the truth
        August 29, 2013 at 10:16 am #

        thanks Clay i was wondering about that.

    • SUPER NERD
      August 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

      PATHETIC JUST A MEASLY SHARK NO MISTERY OF THE DEEP
      DANG IT

    • shark expert
      August 30, 2013 at 9:57 am #

      a sharks cartilage could not be that stretched out

      • Clay Swartz
        August 30, 2013 at 10:01 am #

        The cartilage isn’t stretched out. It’s poking out of the shark’s decomposed skin.

    • purple bird
      August 30, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

      Gaaaah! The world has turned red! Peechtival!

      • turn and see the truth
        September 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

        ???

      • What?
        October 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

        WHAT HAS HAPPEND HERE???

  27. MrMan
    August 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Sharks don`t have bones.

    • Clay Swartz
      August 27, 2013 at 10:11 am #

      More: http://headsup.scoutmag.wpengine.com/files/2013/08/c10.jpg. Imagine that jaw split in half, and sticking up through the head. It would resemble horns.

      And you’re right, sharks don’t have bones. But, they do have “calcified tissue,” which looks like and is strong as a bone. For example, their teeth and jaws are made from the stuff. Why no bones? So that they are more flexible, lighter and speedier.

      • Avenger Nerd
        August 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

        I didn’t know that. Wow….. I need to read more on sharks. :)

      • the nintendo fan
        September 17, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

        clay why is there a red world up above????

  28. Ramdom Dude
    August 26, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    It looks like the Loch Ness Monster!!!!

  29. challenger
    August 26, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    aww man!

  30. criticism
    August 26, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    okay what is it with the world and photoshopping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  31. Third-wheel
    August 27, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    THAT IS PRETTY CREEPY!

  32. SUPER NERD
    August 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    THERE ARE A LOT OF ANIMALS WE KNOW ABOUT… AND EVEN MORE WE DONT.
    I PERSONALY THINK IT IS A VARRIATION OF AN EEL THAT HAS ADAPTED (NOT EVOLVED) TO FIT IT NEEDS

    • Avenger Nerd
      August 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

      Did you know that all of your posts on here have been in Caps Look?

  33. The Doctor
    August 29, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Awwwwww man, a Thresher shark…….. Oh well, I didn’t want to think it was a dragon. That would change History Textbooks forever!!!!! Oh, and GLaDOs, nice comment on Morpheel, I was thinking the same thing.

    • turn and see the truth
      September 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

      yep and destroy evolution 1 of the only scintific theory that has no proof

  34. Dragon God
    August 29, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    It looks like a sea dragon

  35. Potato
    September 4, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    … Thresher Shark? Way to be a buzzkill “experts”. lol

  36. Baseball
    September 4, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Its definitely not a thresher shark because sharks do not have bones just cartilage, and in the pictures those look like bones.

  37. ninjapies44
    September 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Its…………………
    Yer Doom

  38. ninjapiesfairygodmother
    September 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    it is actually ninjapies doom mwa ha haaaaaaa!!!!

    • ninjapiesfairygodmother'sstalker
      September 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

      Its ninjapiesfairygodmothers doom
      HEE HEE HEe

  39. INDYFREAK
    September 9, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    don’t worry it is only my mom

    • Butt Nugget
      September 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

      LAWLZ

  40. Odysseus
    September 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    It could be a Greek mythology sea monster. Sike!!!!

    • Avenger Nerd
      September 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

      Yah right.

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