Denise Ginley took some horrifying photographs of a bloated, dead animal this weekend. “Is this another incarnation of the Montauk Monster?” she asked Gothamist. “Or just the largest rat in the city?”
Ginley was going for a stroll Sunday when she made the grisly discovery. She told HuffPost by means of e mail:
“We were walking on the esplanade along the East River beneath the FDR. We found the dead creature lying on the strip of sand beside the East River, on the Manhattan side, directly beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. It looked like the tide probably washed the carcass up there along with some driftwood.”
The “Montauk Monster” was discovered in 2008 on a beach in the Hamptons, and the “stout, hairless creature with a beak, claws,” and “almond-shaped eyes familiar from renderings of space aliens,” is a source of mystery to this day. An escaped mutant from a government lab? A dog? A pig? An unknown creature? Viral marketing campaign?
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Over the weekend, photographer Denise Ginley captured a series of images both ghastly and thrilling of what appeared to be a direct descendent of the Montauk Monster , a fabled symbol of New York City summers past. This fresh East River Monster was ugly, weathered, and looked water-bloated, like his predecessor, possibly falling somewhere in…