Horned monster that washed ashore in Spain yields new theories

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(PIX11) — Ever since the mysterious aquatic carcass washed ashore in Spain last week, media across the world have been buzzing theories.

When the 13-foot-long monstrosity was found on Luis Siret Beach in Villaricos, it was already deep in the stages of decomposition and most locals didn’t care what it was or where it came from — they just wanted the putrid remains off their beach.

So, the beast was buried in the sand and Promar (Program in Defense of Marine Animals) had an even more difficult time identifying it.

The Inquisitr says this is one of several incidents of strange animals washing ashore, and that an oarfish may be a viable theory.

One Spanish source says experts think it might be a thresher shark, or fox shark.