17 Real-Life Monsters And The Truth Behind Each

Published January 22, 2018
Updated January 25, 2020

From the Roch Ness Monster to the Tasmanian Globster, the ocean has put out some downright terrifying creatures.

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For years and years, the ocean (and the woods, in some cases) has been spitting out creatures that have baffled scientists and beachgoers alike. It turns out that after a few days in water, animal carcasses become less than identifiable.

When people come across these mysterious objects, naturally their first instinct is to cry wolf – or in most cases, cry sea monster or chupacabra. And honestly, we don't blame them. Some of the creatures that have washed up or walked out have ranged from mildly unsightly to downright scary. Don't believe us? Check out the Roch Ness Monster.

However, thanks to experts and the science-side of the internet, most of these beings have been identified and downgraded from monster to something much friendlier.

Now, instead of monsters from the deep or monsters of legend, these crazy creatures are really just proof that pretty much any animal can look like an alien without its fur or skin.

However, a few of them that have yet to be identified. So, for those of you thinking that real-life monsters still dwell in the deepest realms of the ocean, there may still be hope...

Enjoy this article on real-life monsters? Next, check out some of the craziest catches this Russian fisherman has ever found. Then, take a look at the weirdest freshwater fish ever caught.

Katie Serena
Katie Serena is a New York City-based writer and a staff writer at All That's Interesting.