27 February 2013 3:00 PM, PST | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

 

Although we tend to keep this series focused on monsters of myth and legend whose existence remains unconfirmed, we just couldn't pass up a story that's been shaking up the web recently. Earlier in the month, a series of photos showed up on Reddit showing a horrific sea creature that looks uncannily like the  alien larva nicknamed the “shit-weasel” from the Stephen King movie Dreamcatcher. It was reportedly pulled out of the Raritan River in New Jersey two summers ago by a man who was fishing with a bow and arrow. Since then, the photos went viral and have pulled in over a million hits to date, prompting articles on everything from Gawker to The Huffington Post to the New York Daily News.     Experts at Outdoor Magazine, presumably a more astute authority on creatures of the wild (and they don't get much wilder than this), suggest this is a sea »


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