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We'll bet Alex Tan didn't expect to come across what he thought was an alien on his morning walk on the Sunshine Coast, but...welcome to 2022, we guess.
The perplexed Queensland man shared footage of the bizarre creature on social media, and boy, did it set tongues wagging.
“I’ve stumbled across something weird,” the Christian pastor can be heard saying in the video.
“This is like one of those things you see when people claim they’ve found aliens."
The video then panned across to a rather bloated corpse of something with rat like claws, a decaying skull, and a very long tail.
But, never fear - we aren't being invaded from beyond the galaxy.
The strange looking creature has been identified by University of Queensland Associate Professor Stephen Johnston.
The Professor confirmed Tan's suspicions, revealing to the Courier-Mail that the animal was most likely a swollen, waterlogged brushtail possum.
“The skull and hindlimb give the clues,” he said.
“The animal was probably washed down into the ocean during the floods.”
The 28-year-old dead-possum-finder had vowed on social media that he would shout a pub meal for any expert who could correctly identify the creature.
In other recent alien mysteries that haven't been solved, one Sydney-based LAD went for a jog last month and discovered a very bizarre - and very dead - thing on the road.
"My gut says it's some kind of embryo but with Covid, World War III, and the floods [going on right now] this could very well be an alien," Harry Hayes told LADbible Australia.
LADbible approached the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales to identify this creature - so far, no academic has been able to fully confirm the creature's identity.
Across the Pacific, mortified beachgoers in California were stunned by a jet-black creature with a gaping underbite, spiky teeth and a tentacle covered appendage and bulb protruding from its head, washed washed up on the beach.
According to the Guardian, scientists at San Diego's Institution of Oceanography University identified it as a Pacific football fish, a deep-sea dweller, but we've identified it as a 'yeah, nah, chuck it back in the sea ASAP'.
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