Despite thousands of years of exploration, we human beings have still not completely discovered all the other species we share our planet earth with. This is why it is not uncommon for us to encounter newer, more mysterious life forms even in this day and age.
While some such sightings are genuine, others are hoaxes and staged just to pique people's interest and profit off of it. Down below we shed light on some of the most mysterious new creatures that curious folks have encountered in different parts of the world at different points in time:
The frilled shark is an extant animal, but it's very rarely seen and has never been videotaped alive. A group of fisherman recently caught one in Australia and freaked out at the fish's unusual appearance. When encountered, a frilled shark is often mistaken for the mythical sea serpent.
Hairless Dog-Like Creature
A mysterious dog-like creature with pointed teeth and sharp claws washed up on a beach in Santa Barbara late last year. A similar animal was also found in San Diego a couple of years ago, although no one knows what species it was or how it got there.
A farmer in Chile has claimed that he recently found the remains of two chupacabras (blood suckers) inside an old winery. He initially thought the two dead creatures were just large bats, but upon close examination found out that their heads were too big for them to be that. He later ruled them as some reptile-like mythical creature.
Another unidentified globster was the Herbrides blob found in 1990 on Benbecula beach in the Hebrides, Scotland. According to the person who had discovered it, "It had what appeared to be a head at one end, a curved back and seemed to be covered with eaten-away flesh or even a furry skin and was 12 feet long [and] it had all these shapes like fins along its back."
Mysterious Sea Skeleton
When a mysterious skeleton was found on a Russian beach in 2006, people thought they have some prehistoric species in front of them. After eight years of examinations, scientists developed a consensus that it was a Beluga Whale.
The carcass of a large sea animal washed ashore on the island of Stronsay in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, in 1808. The 55-foot-long mass was initially thought to be a sea serpent or even a plesiosaur, but scientists have since theorized it was simply a basking shark.
In July 2003, a massive mass of tissue was discovered on a beach in Chile. Biologists initially failed to identify the origin of the giant tissues, fueling speculation that it could the remains of a new kind of octopus. A year later, DNA study revealed that it was actually the partial carcass of a sperm whale.
Four Mile Globster
A similar case was that of the Four Mile Globster that was found on the shore of Four Mile Beach, Tasmania, in 1997. As per its Wikipedia description, it had "paddle-shaped flippers, strands of white hair, and six fleshy lobes." It could not be determined what the Four Mile Globster really was.