A man stumbled upon what he called an “alien” creature’s corpse during a walk on a beach in Queensland, Australia, last week, sparking hundreds of internet theories about alien corpse what the strange-looking creature with the “humanlike hands” and “long lizard tail” could be.
Alex Tan, who is a pastor, told CBS News on Friday that he wasn’t scared when he first caught a glimpse of the animal. He first believed he saw a “three-meter flatty,” another name for flathead fish in Australia.
“Then as I got closer, I was just really interested to what the heck was this?” he said, describing the animal to be around three feet long. He initially recorded clips of his encounter with it on March 21 at Maroochydore Beach, over 60 miles away from Brisbane, according to the social media video service agency Storyful. He told Storyful that the animal had “humanlike hands, long lizard tail, nose like a possum and patches of black fur.” Tan went on to upload his videos to his Instagram page on Tuesday that showed the creature laying on the beach.
“Looks like a deerhead possum, but different than anything I’ve seen,” he said in another clip.
“The skull and hindlimb give the clues,” he said. “The animal was probably washed down into the ocean during the floods.”
Tan agrees with Johnson’s hypothesis and said he’s willing to make a friendly bet of “chicken parmi” that the animal is indeed a possum. But like everyone else, he just wants to know.
Source: CBS News