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?



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

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

    That is so weird and cool at the same time. 😮

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

    • 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 // Reply

    I wish that they had a picture of the face.

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

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

      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 // Reply

      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

    • 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 //


      • 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.

      • 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

      • 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. I knew it! I always knew it!

  6. Some sort of ancient sea snake maybe?

  7. Oarfish.

  8. eel dragon, ahhhhhh!

  9. Billybobjoe // August 23, 2013 at 9:31 am // Reply

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

    Maybe its a hoax.

  10. awkward…right?

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

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

  13. weird………………………..

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

  15. ITS NESSIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! (awesome)

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

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

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

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

  18. 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. Don’t go swimming. : }

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

  21. lololololololololol

  22. I think it might be a giant slug

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

      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.

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

  24. 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.

  25. Clay Swartz // August 26, 2013 at 3:39 pm // Reply

    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 // Reply

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

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

      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.

      DANG IT

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

      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 // Reply

      Gaaaah! The world has turned red! Peechtival!

  26. Sharks don`t have bones.

  27. Ramdom Dude // August 26, 2013 at 7:29 pm // Reply

    It looks like the Loch Ness Monster!!!!

  28. aww man!

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

  30. Third-wheel // August 27, 2013 at 9:46 am // Reply



  32. 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.

  33. It looks like a sea dragon

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

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

  36. Its…………………
    Yer Doom

  37. ninjapiesfairygodmother // September 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm // Reply

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

  38. don’t worry it is only my mom

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

  40. ex:plorer // May 25, 2015 at 6:10 pm // Reply

    Eel? Sea serpent?

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