When Queensland-based Christian pastor Alex Tan went on a lovely morning walk on the beach, we’re pretty sure he didn’t expect to come across what he first thought was an alien. Tan initially shared the footage you’re about to see on his Instagram Stories, but felt it required to be shared in a feed post too so that people would not miss out on how strange this mysterious creature looks.
In the video (as well as in the post’s caption), Tan asked whoever came across the horrifying footage to try and identify the beast. “I’ve stumbled across something weird,” he said.
“This is like one of those things you see when people claim they’ve found aliens,” Tan continued. The video then panned across to a rather bloated corpse of something with rat-like claws, a decaying skull, and a very long tail.
Chances are, you’re now shaking in your boots anticipating the nearing alien invasion this footage seems to predict. Well, if you are, you can relax—because the creature has been identified by University of Queensland (UQ) Associate Professor Stephen Johnston.
Speaking to the Courier-Mail, the Professor confirmed Tan’s suspicions, explaining that the animal was most likely a swollen, waterlogged brushtail possum. “The skull and hindlimb give the clues,” he said. “The animal was probably washed down into the ocean during the floods.”
Tan had vowed on social media that he would offer a pub meal for any expert who could correctly identify the creature. We certainly hope he got Professor Johnston a nice fish and chips.
When reporting on the news, LADbible went on to mention another ‘alien’ mystery which still hasn’t been solved. According to the publication, one Sydney-based man, Harry Hayes, went for a jog in February 2022 and discovered “a very bizarre—and very dead—thing on the road.”
“My gut says it’s some kind of embryo but with COVID, World War III, and the floods [going on right now] this could very well be an alien,” Hayes told LADbible Australia. Though the publication approached the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to identify this creature, so far, no academic has been able to fully confirm what it is.
According to the Guardian, however, scientists at San Diego’s Institution of Oceanography University identified it as a Pacific football fish, a deep-sea dweller. Please stay there next time.
Michella Meier-Morsi, a Danish influencer and mum of five, has recently gone viral after she showed off her unusually-shaped baby bump on Instagram, stunning her followers in the process. She had been documenting her progress while carrying triplets when people started to notice that her baby belly was particularly long. And being proud of her pregnant body paid off, as Meier-Morsi now has over 278,000 followers on the social media platform.
Before giving birth to her triplets Charles, Theodore and Gabriel, the influencer confessed that she was struggling with “extreme pain” as a result of the baby bump that grew “straight out” rather than “up and down.”
Throughout her journey, Meier-Morsi’s followers have had nothing but praise and admiration for her. “You are the actual definition of a goddess,” one commented. “You’re so strong,” wrote another.
Eventually, the mum had no choice but to undergo a C-section just 35 weeks into her pregnancy (five weeks earlier than the standard pregnancy)—a process for which she was understandably terrified. Prior to her operation, she updated her loyal followers, “The day before the day. Tomorrow morning we’ll be a family of seven.”
She went on to say, “I started crying like crazy when the hospital phoned earlier today to give us practical info on where to go, what to take before etc. Having three babies feels so unreal and it’s like my head can’t handle it.”
After the “wildest 36 hours,” Meier-Morsi was proud to announce the birth of her three sons on 15 January 2022.
Though she revealed the fact that the birth went better than she expected, she shared that her postpartum recovery was less forgiving, “I’m in grotesque pain. And right now I cannot see myself out of that nightmare… Fortunately, it helps lying with three adorable boys on your chest. Yep, I’ve already had the pleasure of having them all up at once. And it was completely magical!”
Meier-Morsi is currently in the process of recovery, and although it sounds like it won’t be an easy ride, she knows she can count on her followers to cheer her on.