Someone in New Jersey caught this horrifying creature while fishing.
OK, what is it?
The leading theory is that it's a really big sea lamprey, a horrifying parasitic creature that's scary even when it's not enormous. But some aren't convinced: given the limited scope of the photo, it's impossible to be sure just what that New Jerseyan speared.
No, but seriously, what is it?
A sea lamprey.
The most obvious explanation is usually the right one.A really ugly eel.
With a face only a mama eel could love.A raccoon.
Isn't that what they said the Montauk Monster was?A movie prop.
Very realistic!A hoax.
Good effort, though.An actual monster.
Come on, have you seen that thing?
IT'S A MONSTER.
RUN. SAVE YOURSELVES.