Mystery as unidentified ‘alien’ creature washes up on beach after floods

Alex Tan discovered the remains while walking on Queensland’s Maroochydore Beach

Matt Mathers
Wednesday 30 March 2022 12:33 BST
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A mysterious "alien-like" creature with four limbs and a "reptile" skull has washed up on a beach in Australia.

Queensland man Alex Tan was stunned to come across the remains while walking on Maroochydore Beach on the Sunshine Coast, about 63 miles north of Brisbane, earlier this week.

He said he came across creature not long after floods hit the area.

“I’ve stumbled across something weird,” he said to the camera in an Instagram post. “This is like one of those things you see when people claim they’ve found aliens.’

The as yet unidentified creature has four limbs, a reptile-like skull and a tail.

‘I’ve stumbled across something weird’, Alex Tan told viewers on Instagram

Maroochydore Beach in Queensland, Australia

People responding to Mr Tan’s post suggested the remains might be those of a baby kangaroo or a wallabe.

Mr Tan said at first he thought it was a possum but conceded he is unsure.

“I’m excited to hear what it would be,” he told

Alex Tan said it was ‘like one of those things you see when people claim they’ve found aliens’

Beachgoers in California were stunned in May last year when a jet-black creature with a gaping underbite, spikey teeth and a tentacle covered appendage and bulb protruding from its head, washed washed up on the shores of San Diego.

Scientists at the city’s Institution of Oceanography University soon identified it as a Pacific football fish, a deep-sea dweller.

Pacific football fishes are so rare so rare that only 31 specimens have been found in more than a century since it was first discovered.

They are aspecies of anglerfish that normally live at depths of more than 3,000 ft.

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