The Blobster of the Isle of Benbeculla
In the early 1990’s a twelve foot carcass covered in sand and seaweed was discovered on a Benbecula beach by 16 year old Louise Whitts. The creature, now commonly referred to as the Benbecula Blobster following an article of that name by Martin Jeffrey in 1996 was described by Miss Whitts: “It had what appeared to be a head at one end, a curved back and seemed to be covered with eaten-away flesh or even a furry skin and was about 12 feet long. And it smelt absolutely disgusting! But the weird thing was that it had all these shapes like fins along its back — like a dinosaur or something. We didn’t know what it was, although we laughed about it being the Loch Ness Monster.”
In 1996 at the age of 22, Louise submitted the photographs she had taken of the creature to the Hancock Museum in Newcastle for identification. I am not aware if the creature has been correctly identified yet.