This mysterious elongated creature was found dead in South Africa last year. Many believe it is an alien.
1. Bizarre Alien Corpse Found in South Africa.
2. 'Dead Alien' Found in South Africa Bush.
Hoax or Fact:
Mixture of hoax and facts.
The picture shared online since at least a year claims to show the dead body of a bizarre creature found in South Africa, which was believed to be an Alien corpse. The mentioned discovery is a fact, but the extra-terrestrial claims are not!
About the Discovery
In July 2013, it was reported that 17-year-old Curt-Leigh, the son of SANParks ranger Llewellyn Dixon, discovered the mysterious dead body of the alien-like creature outside Nature's Valley in South Africa. The dead body of the bizarre creature was long and thin, with rough teeth and a shrunken head. The picture and alien claims created an internet storm back then, and it scared the local residents who proclaimed they have found proof of extraterrestrials. They said the body is of an alien who lived and died on planet Earth.
The people who did not believe in paranormal and extraterrestrial claims speculated it could be a seal crossed with a monkey charred beyond recognition, or a donkey, aborted horse, badly shrivelled dead dog, or even a Tikoloshe (a supernatural beast in Zulu mythology).
The mysterious claims came to an end after a local doctor Dr Magdalena Braum of The Crags Veterinary Clinic performed an autopsy of the alien-like creature and confirmed -- it was nothing more than a mummified baby baboon. She explained saying, “It was a newborn female baboon, with umbilical cord still attached to her body. It was most likely killed by the bite through her skull soon after birth, possibly infanticide, which is very common in some primate species when a new male takes over the troop." Further, she said the baby baboon is mummified as it was carried by the mother after death -- a common habit of female baboons to carry the deceased infants on their tail section for as long as 3-4 weeks before discarding them finally. The Veterinary doctor says this is the reason why the creature has unusually long and narrow mid-body segment, that it is just a stretch.
This story reminds us of the famous story of Chupacabra, among several such mysterious claims.