Scientists discover terrifying new sea species that looks exactly like the iconic monster from Alien

By Charlie Sawyer

Published Aug 14, 2023 at 01:19 PM

Reading time: 1 minute

If you’re a horror film fanatic you will have definitely seen the film Alien. The 1979 sci-fi/horror movie is considered a cult classic, particularly in regard to its depiction of flesh-eating monsters. So, how would you feel if I told you that marine biologists had discovered a real-life sea creature that happens to look creepily similar to the infamous facehugger monster from the film…? Not great, huh?

Lurking in the dark depths of the Antarctica sea lies a creature that you wouldn’t particularly want to bump into while snorkelling. According to UNILAD, the monster was first discovered during a series of expeditions that occurred between 2008 and 2017.

The research team who stumbled across the creature, consisting of Emily McLaughlin, Nerida Wilson and Greg Rouse, had gone out in search of cryptic sea animals, and they sure found one.

On the expedition, the group found eight totally unique species, including four which have never before been named by scientists. One of them has been named Promachocrinus fragarius, or the Antarctic strawberry feather star—a pretty tame name considering what the creature looks like:

The creature is said to be incredibly large, have 20 arms, and can live up to 6,500 feet below the water’s surface. The animal can also vary in colour, from light brown and purple, all the way to a dark red.

We’ve always known that the ocean holds a myriad of mysteries we’ve yet to uncover, including a number of sea creatures hidden beneath the rocks and reefs—some terrifying, some beautiful. That being said, if you’re ever going for a dip and spot something resembling a gargantuan aggressive octopus, I’d try to swim away as fast as you can.

Keep On Reading

By Phoebe Snedker

TikTok is triggering a rise in spiritual psychosis among gen Z

By Charlie Sawyer

OnlyFans models are using breastfeeding content as a loophole to bypass Instagram’s nudity policy

By Abby Amoakuh

Sydney Sweeney claps back at TikTok scammer who pretended to be her dietitian

By Charlie Sawyer

Why do people freedive and is the sport as dangerous as it’s made out to be? 

By Charlie Sawyer

New Armie Hammer ex-girlfriend reveals actor has only gotten worse since cannibalism claims

By Alma Fabiani

Teacher tragically found dead at scene of nativity play at UK private school

By Alma Fabiani

Rapper Post Malone hit with domestic violence lawsuit from ex-girlfriend’s lawyers

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Shocking video shows Ron DeSantis neo-Nazi supporters wave swastika flags in Florida

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Dakota Johnson fails to name a single Tom Holland Spider-Man movie during Madame Web promo

By Charlie Sawyer

Singer Luke Combs sickened to hear about his team’s $250K lawsuit against loyal fan, offers to help

By Charlie Sawyer

Fancy staying in Shrek’s swamp? Well, here are Airbnb’s most iconic film-inspired homes

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Elon Musk’s pushing forward his ambitious Neuralink human-AI merge. But who pays the price?

By Alma Fabiani

Real Madrid players arrested for sharing explicit video involving a minor

By Charlie Sawyer

Who are nepo baby Matty Healy’s parents? Meet Denise Welch and Tim Healy

By Alma Fabiani

50 Cent is sponsoring an under-14 girls football team in Wales

By Abby Amoakuh

Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish pokes fun at recent DUI arrest during stand-up routine

By Abby Amoakuh

The things we still don’t understand about sexual assault: Why we need EU-wide Only Yes Means Yes laws

By Charlie Sawyer

Is John Pork calling or is he dead? Chatting with the creator of the viral meme that had us all hooked

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Netizens are mad about Greta Gerwig’s Barbie gaining 9 Golden Globe nominations 

By Charlie Sawyer

Ryan Gosling teases potential 2024 Oscar performance of I’m Just Ken