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Couple discovers weird object on beach that 'looks like ET's hand'

By T.K. Randall
November 30, 2022 · Comment icon 7 comments

What exactly is this thing ? Image Credit: Leticia Gomes Santiago
Sporting five finger-like appendages, the 'hand' was found washed up along the shoreline on a beach in Brazil.
First spotted by Leticia Gomes Santiago and her boyfriend Devanir Souza, the peculiar object, which they initially described as being 'like ET's hand', quickly went viral on social media.

"We think it is not human because of the size and amount of bones," said Santiago.

"What could it possibly be?"
At a glance, it's not difficult to see how the 'ET' comparison arose - the object does indeed resemble the long, slender fingers of the titular alien from Steven Spielberg's 1982 sci-fi classic.

Far from being the dismembered appendage of an extraterrestrial visitor, however, this unusual looking object is likely to have originated a lot closer to home.

According to marine biologist Eric Comin, the object likely came from some form of cetacean - a group of seaborne mammals that include dolphins, porpoises and whales.

It has also believed that the animal in question died sometime around 18 months ago.

Source: Mail Online | Comments (7)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by newbloodmoon 2 months ago
My first thought prior to reading the article was “it’s probably the bones in a dolphin or whale flipper”. After reading the article I still hold to my original thought.
Comment icon #2 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 months ago
It's the hand of God.
Comment icon #3 Posted by XenoFish 2 months ago
Looks like aquaman has bit the dust.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jon the frog 2 months ago
Dolphin flipper squeletton :
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jon the frog 2 months ago
Look more like a seal. Harbour seal:
Comment icon #6 Posted by Cho Jinn 2 months ago
Haven’t heard from David Depape in a while, it might be his arm.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 2 months ago
That is also what I think, but I hold out hope it’s from a Mermaid or a Merman!

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