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'Stranger Things monster' washes up on beach in Wales

By T.K. Randall
June 26, 2022 · Comment icon 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 | Comments (11)

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Abramelin 1 year ago
Gooseneck barnacles?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Autistocrates 1 year ago
It was gathering barnacles. The creature itself looks edible
Comment icon #4 Posted by jethrofloyd 1 year ago
This creature reminds me of Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus from Spider-Man 2 movie
Comment icon #5 Posted by TormentedBeer 1 year ago
Comment icon #6 Posted by Trelane 1 year ago
Shuma Gorath????
Comment icon #7 Posted by Tatetopa 1 year ago
Get serious, its barnacles. Never seen them before?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Hyperionxvii 1 year ago
Just hang light strands up all over your house, you will be safe.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Hyperionxvii 1 year ago
Just ponder how big the oceans are and how much stuff is in them, both alive and not. Yet everything that washes up on the  shore is aliens. 
Comment icon #10 Posted by Nutrition Fact 1 year ago
I don't know if I'd pay hundreds of dollars to eat that.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Nnicolette 1 year ago
Is that... A clam orgy?

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