Creatures, Myths & Legends
'Stranger Things monster' washes up on beach in Wales
By T.K. Randall
June 26, 2022 · 11 comments
Did this fall through from the Upside-Down ? Image Credit: Facebook / Shell Longmore
A creature resembling the Mind Flayer from 'Stranger Things' has been photographed on Bennar beach in Gwynedd.
The peculiar creature, which appears to have multiple tentacle-like appendages, was discovered along the shoreline by Shell Longmore during one of her regular walks.
Describing it as a "starfish playing the maracas", she posted the picture up on Facebook to get a second opinion.
"I thought I had seen all the local wildlife until I found this - it was a massive shock!" she said.
"It was a strange-looking creature but also very beautiful."
It wasn't long before social media users began comparing the creature to the Mind Flayer from hit Netflix series Stranger Things
As it turns out, however, this weird tentacled mass is in fact a gaggle of gooseneck barnacles.
Considered a rare delicacy, these filter-feeding crustaceans can sell for over $350 per kilo.
Source: North Wales Live
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