Top 10 Scary Things Found On The Beach

Top 10 Scary Things Found On The Beach


Hello welcome back to most amazing top ten! I am Rebecca Felgate and I loveeeeee the beach! Not like California beaches…which I do like…
but slightly grim rainy british beaches, those are my fave! Despite an enduring love of the beach, sometimes
the oceans throw up some scary scary stuff. Join me as we talk about the Top 10 Scary
Things Found on the Beach….. 10- Barnacle Covered Alien
In December 2016, locals stumbled across this mysterious object on Muriwai beach in Auckland. Melissa Doubleday posted an image on facebook
asking if anyone knew what the horrifyingly large, alien looking thing was. Eerily, the object was covered in long black
creatures and barnacles. Many people thought it was a piece of driftwood
covered in gooseneck barnacles which are pretty horrifying….although I guess it would explain
it as these types of organisms often attach to driftwood. This could have been part of an old sunken
boat…although some people were straight up thinking it was the work of aliens…. 9 – A Gun
Okay, so this gun isn’t loaded…. But imagine finding this washed up on the
beach! This rusty old pistol could have been involved
in all kids of drama before it was tossed in the ocean. It could be a murder weapon! 8 – Jumping Dead Fish
Imagine walking on the beach side of a big lake and seeing this….I would be really
scared…it’s like death came and stopped them in their tracks. This image taken by a beach stroller went
viral in January 2017. I don’t know the wave this fish were riding
froze mid crash, or why the fish are still jumping, but this is a truly haunting discovery. 7 – Hairy White Blob
A globster washed up on a beach in the Dinagat Islands in February 2017. Globsters, by the way, are unidentified organic
masses…which is exactly what this big white monster seems to be. The ocean is a deep, dark and unyielding place
and we are still identifying new species…so maybe we just don’t have a name for this
huge hairy beast yet. Sadly, whatever this was, it washed up dead. Similarly, hurricane Harvey has brought some
weird stuff to the surface… coming in to number *6 we have this fanged sea creature
Preeti Desao was walking on a Texas beach when she stumbled across this mysterious creature,
washed up after Hurricane Harvey. She tweeted “Okay Biology Twitter, what
the heck is this? It turns out the Twitter Hive Mind knew, after
her images were retweeted over 7 thousand times, an eel expert revealed that it is a
Tusky Eel…. 5 – Killer Jelly Fish
In September 2017, a Cornish beach was put on high alert after a swarm of deadly jellyfish
washed up on Perranporth beach. These creatures, native to Portugal, look
like magical wizard hats but they could kill you with just one sting. This is especially worrying as many people,
including children, walk barefoot along the sand, luckily the stretch of beach was closed
while teams cleaned the fish away. 4 – A World War 2 Fighter Jet
A fighter jet from the second world war had been buried under sand since it crashed off
the coast of Wales in 1942. After a storm in 2007, 65 years after it fell,
finally the last of the sand covering the lockheed P38 Lightning was displaced and the
amazing discovery was made. The wreckage was recovered from the water
and taken to an aviation museum. 3 Bomb
In July 2017, what looked like a bomb washed up on Shelley Island in North Carolina. Emergency services were called and the beach
was closed as officials though the object could be an unexploded ordnance. The possible bomb was covered in marine life,
so had clearly been in the water for some time. After investigation, it turned out to be an
unexploded world war two weapon. 2 – Ghost Ship
In 2006, a white ghost ship washed up by a beach in Barbados. On the boat were the decomposing bodies of
11 men. The men were huddled in one cabin of the ocean
battered boat. After polie investigated the grim ghost ship,
they discovered the boat had come from cape verde, off the coast of Africa and had been
heading for the European Canary Islands. It is thought those on board were hoping to
emigrate to Europe. How the boat crossed the Atlantic and washed
up in Barbados, we don’t know, presumably the vessel and crew were met with bad weather. A note was found that said “Please excuse
me and goodbye. This is the end of my life in this big Moroccan
sea.” 1 – 50 million pounds worth of cocaine
Seasides are lovely places, especially for families to walk and play…but imagine your
kid finding a bag filled with enough drugs to kill an army…. In February 2017, 360 kilos of cocaine was
found in bags that washed up on a Norfolk beach in the UK. The first of the nine bags recovered was found
on Hopton beach in a place called great Yarmouth, where incidentally my family would take me
to play as a kid. Then, further bags cropped up on the coastline. Not only is this scary because of what the
drugs could do if consumed by a dog or kid…or even an adult who should know better…its
also pretty scary because there are probably some angry drug dealers out there who are
looking for their product….. 50 million pounds is roughly 67 million dollars,
which I am pretty sure a dealer would be angry about losing.