One of the most famous images in cryptozoology was spawned from the bizarre camel-like remains of an unusual carcass that washed ashore in the northeastern United States. Discovered on Mann Hill Beach in Massachusetts during November of 1970, this severely decomposed, allegedly plesiosaur-like carcass — which was described by one eyewitness as a “camel without legs” — has confounded investigators for over three decades. Measuring approximately 20-feet in length and weighing well over 2,000 lbs., this rotting carcass appeared to have had a long neck, a small head and what appeared to be two, large fore-flippers.

Although not much is known regarding this odd animal’s origins, it was the source of one fascinating photo, which for decades represented one of the classic images in the annals of the cryptozoological research. While most skeptics and scientists assert that the Mann Hill Carcass was nothing more than another case of a decaying basking shark being confused for something more mysterious, this 20-foot long, 2-ton anomaly has intrigued intellects and captured imaginations since it first washed up onto that Massachusetts shore back in 1970… and might, just might, mind you… represent one of mankind’s few tangible links to the still unknown world of the high seas.

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