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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)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by Abramelin 9 months ago
Gooseneck barnacles?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Autistocrates 9 months ago
It was gathering barnacles. The creature itself looks edible
Comment icon #4 Posted by jethrofloyd 9 months ago
This creature reminds me of Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus from Spider-Man 2 movie
Comment icon #5 Posted by TormentedBeer 9 months ago
Comment icon #6 Posted by Trelane 9 months ago
Shuma Gorath????
Comment icon #7 Posted by Tatetopa 9 months ago
Get serious, its barnacles. Never seen them before?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Hyperionxvii 9 months ago
Just hang light strands up all over your house, you will be safe.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Hyperionxvii 9 months 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 9 months ago
I don't know if I'd pay hundreds of dollars to eat that.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Nnicolette 9 months ago
Is that... A clam orgy?

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