The Montauk Monster: Up Close and Personal.

The first time I read about the “Montauk-Monster” in Newsday I was not happy with the quality of the picture. It was in black and white and the size of the image was distorted. I had to do my own due diligence and hop online and find a better quality image.

Jenna Hewitt, 26 came forward with this picture. I will post movie clips of exclusive interviews with her shortly. When I made it down to the beach that afternoon I did not see her or any of the friends she was with. Though I only spent a short time examining the creature, I did not see Jenna Hewitt at the scene that afternoon or her taking pictures of the monster. It might have been done before or after I made to the beach.

If only I got my hands on the new Apple iPhone 3G a few weeks earlier! Unfortunately, my BlackBerry doesn’t have a camera phone. There were weird pimples on its back and an odd piece of fabric around its hoof / claw. I remember this very distinctly. This picture is the real deal.

Below is an accurate representation of the Montauk Monster.It was approximately 2.5-3 feet long. To compare it to another animal it’s safe to say it was about the size a small dog. It did not resemble a dog or pitbull because the eyes and snout (or beak nose in this instance) did not look like anything from the canine family.

This is not a dead dog or raccoon. What do you think?

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61 Responses to “The Montauk Monster: Up Close and Personal.”

  1. Mark Monroe says:

    Clearly that looks like a turtle without a shell. I know because a few years ago I performed experimental surgery on my dying snapper turtle (Speedy Gonzalez) with my brother. Unfortunately the operation did not go as planned and we lost Speedy that day. The point that I’m trying to make is that this is clearly a mutant turtle without a shell.

    -Mark Monroe

  2. Lloyd Gellineau says:

    I not sure I am convinced its a turtle. I don’t recall any turtles that had hair or sexual organs similar to mammals or clearly defined teeth. From the picture it appears that the skin is similar to that of a mammal a cannine or feline. If I was to bet, I would think it would be a mutated cat, perhaps a lion cub. I can’t tell by if the appendages are webbed, it seems that it has nails that are not retractable similar to that of a dog or lion. I am curious as to how the cloth became attached to the creature and how it so happen to wash a shore. Is this animal a unfortunate result of genetic engineering experiments? I wish we had more pictures.

  3. John McCain says:

    This creature was sent here to save our planet from Obama, unfortunately he was killed by Obama’s priest. R.I.P.

  4. Miranda says:

    Myocaster Coypu aka Nutri, Common to the states after a failed attempt to breed this foreign critter for the fur mrkt in the 30’s . The creature was described as being the size of a cat, the Nutri averages about 12-15lbs. If you examine the skull of a Myocaster nutri and compare it to the decomposed skull in the photo, they are a perfect match. Also did I mention that like an otter, or bever the Nutri love small streams and rivers, hence where it was found?! PPL don’t just belive every thing you read or what our ever loving media tell you to belive look it up on your own …stop being sheep!

  5. cormac says:

    I think it is a Tapir….
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapir

  6. connie says:

    the teeth are that of a wild boar… and the skin is also like that. althought this doesnt seen plausable a wild boars tooth structure is unique

  7. Sandy says:

    Regardless of what it is, it looks so sad. I feel bad for it ending up this way.

  8. Kurt says:

    It is obviously a pig of some sort. It has had its snout and hooves removed. Someone chopped a pig up and threw it in the water…
    Those aren’t fingers, they are cut up tendons and cartilage.

  9. Hi there, what made you want to write on Monster: Pictures, News, Updates? I was wondering, because I have been thinking about this since last Sunday.

  10. bloody says:

    this thing is unique…..it hase unique limbs and its a carnivores

  11. Duderinok says:

    Thats a government project, it’s a cat fused with a bird,

  12. Doug says:

    the problem with the turtle theory is they come from eggs so they could not grow that big if born without a shell and their shells are part of their spine so i could not have just fallen off. i do think that it is very possible that it is a tapir

  13. Steve says:

    In my opinion it’s some kind of mutant, probably some animal mixed with a bird of some sort maybe made by the Government and accidently thrown into the sea. You never know what the Government does or has in Area 51.

  14. Riiiight says:

    Please tell me your all kidding.
    Its amazing how when these things are found noone ever calls the sceintists or gov’t officials.. “we took a crappy picture and ran away”
    Give me a damn break.
    Its Photoshop and BS or this would be officially documented and known.

  15. Nicky Papers says:

    To Riiiight:

    Scientists were called in on this one, the results have been inconclusive. Have you thought gov’t officials have done their due dillegence on this one and have decided to withhold the information from the general population? If it were a UFO, a genetic mutation from Plum Island etc. chances are it would not make headlines for our entertainment. The parties that did take pictures did not run away, thy came forward and did interviews with the media. (Christina Pampalone did a reanctment on the History Channel last week.)

    How could this be Photoshop if there were bystanders there who saw a beast with their own eyes?

    -Nicky Papers

  16. David says:

    This thing is a member of the Tapir Family. Goggle it ans notice all the similarities. The fleshy snout has decomposed. It’s quite conclusive by the photos

  17. ImMyOwn says:

    It looks a lot like the partially decomposed remains of an otter. It seems a plausible candidate as well in that otters have similar bone structures as is seen on the skull of this animal and live in both the ocean and rivers. Otters also have large k9 teeth which they use for cracking open shells of their prey. Do a google image search for “otter skeleton”

    http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=otter%20skeleton&sa=N&tab=wi&um=1

  18. I honestly believe that this animal is a wild boar in some of the pictures. others pictures kinda resemble a turtle with its shell missing. The boar is Not uncommon in the united states and you can hunt for them just about anywhere. They can grow to be very large also. If you look at the front bottom K-9 teeth it has the dental features and angle of a young boars front teeth. The color of the fur is typical of a dead carcass in the sun and bloated after falling in a river or stream while having a drink and was probably beat up by some rocks on the way down to a larger river. Heading down stream being picked at by any species of fish or have its head eatin by birds or seagulls.

  19. Angela says:

    hi. i think it looks lik a mixed breed of a wild bore and feline or wild bore and dog. but it definatly has the wild bore features.

  20. texas_sunflower says:

    yea looks like a tapir to me too

  21. Mammalogist says:

    It is not a tapir. I have handled actual tapir skulls (and skeletons), and the head of that thing doesn’t look similar at all. Furthermore, why would someone dump a tapir body in the water?

  22. LogialThinker says:

    This, as well as the other “montauk monsters” are the carcasses of
    dogs. Decomposition in the ocean can create a really ugly hairless bloated
    hard to identify body out of just about anything. Identification of these creatures would be very quick because they always have the skull which can be examined by any vet. Because the nose/snout area has decomposed the nose of the “monster” looks like a beak but the teeth are a dead giveaway.

  23. mai SOng Lee says:

    Turtle Ninja?!

  24. meme says:

    Raccoon, the left side of the jaw and upper skull seems missing creating a beak shape.

  25. dj says:

    its a dog. to me it looks like its fur was taken off, probably by the sand, and then its skin was cooked by the sun a bit (much like a sunburn). the skin and flesh on its face were taken off, or rubbed off somehow… im guessing it was eaten though by whatever acavengers found it before humans. thus the bone sticking out of the face, and the lack of jowels…lips. it was most likely a house pet that drowned for whatever reason, and then washed ashore.

  26. steven says:

    OHH MY GODDD!!
    ITS MAN-BEAR-PIG!!! ITS REALLY HIM HE DOES EXIST
    AL GORE ISNT CRAZY
    HOOOOLY SHITTT

    -southpark-

  27. Dave G says:

    This is in fact a Coypu aka (Nutria) check out the back legs, round bottom, rat like tail, broad skull ect. These are proven to exist just south of Montauk as seen here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nutria-NorthAmerica.gif
    this is what it looks like:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Myocastor_coypus4.jpg
    and they live in and around water, not to mention looking alot like an otter as some have speculated, as seen here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Myocastor_coypus4.jpg

  28. Dave G says:

    oops the link where it says “this is what it looks like:” should be:
    http://claycoleman.tripod.com/id179.htm

  29. Allie says:

    Man, this thing is ugly.

  30. natalie says:

    hooooly crap my sissy looks just like that just kidding.

  31. natalie says:

    Hoooly crapy that is the uglyist thing I have ever seen. but hopfully that is not a puppy or a cat.

  32. Joe says:

    I have no idea what it is. I think that people just try and throw out random ideas of what it could be, just because they can’t accept the idea that there might actually be a new creature we don’t know about. They find new species all the time. I think that this is one of these, and that it could not be a Tapir, Raccoon, Dog, Cat, Monkey, Nutria, Turtle, Pig, Human, decomposing house, anything you want to call it. All of these are just a bunch of nonsense. People just don’t want to think that it could something new. Al Gore is just a frick of rotting junk himself.

  33. yusef says:

    that monster looks like crap

  34. Betsy says:

    The upper body looks like Voldemort to me. I am not even joking, seriously.

  35. Me says:

    It’s a dog. Its “beak” is actually a jaw.

  36. Dimirov says:

    Well…it can be anything…I know that nails and hair continue to grow after you die! So it can be a tapir,otter,nutri,dog,pig,etc. One thing is for sure! It’s dead!

  37. Saedi says:

    It looks like a Boston Terrior to me. Its jaw is deformed prabalby due to being in the water for a long time. At first glance I thought that maybe it was the off-spring of some wild dog and large wild bird, but the more I studied it, the more it seemed like a Boston Terrior with its entire tail. I don’t think that it is an otter, the tails not big enough, and i don’t think its is a tapir becouse a tapirs tail is real tiny. The tail on this thing is also to big to be a wild bore. It is not a turtle. The Myocaster Copu would fit, only its tail doesn’t seem to be long enough for that either. A dog damaged by nature seems the more likey cause for the freakish looking dead animal pictured here. And, if it were a new species of animal (highly unlikely, but possible) I only hope that we may discover the next one alive.

  38. Isabella says:

    I think it is a Chupacabra that got chased into the ocean.

  39. InterestinglyEnough says:

    I know this article is WAY old but oh well.

    I feel the the piece of cloth around it’s front leg(s?) hasn’t been touched on enough. I think it’s fairly clear that the cloth is knotted and wasn’t wrapped around while in the sea. This would lead to the fact that either it somehow tied it to it’s own leg(s) or – the more likely idea – that it has encountered humans and has had some form of communication with humans.

    Which leads me to two other ideas as to why the cloth is there.

    1. I it is tied around both legs then it could be that the creature was alive when being thrown into the ocean and disposed of.

    2. if it was around one leg it could of been a method of tagging the creature.

  40. Terry Craig says:

    I agree with Dave G – I really think it’s a Coypu (aka Nutria). Everything fits; the length of the body, the skull and rest of the body, and they exist in (the south of) Montauk. Also judging by the piece of cloth tied around it’s feet, it was disposed by a human (maybe after running one over with a car?).
    To anyone who’s bubble I might’ve burst: I really want it to be some new animal spieces too, it’s not that I’m overly spectical at “discoveries” like this. But the resemblances/facts are striking!
    Go look up “coypu” / “coypu skeleton” / “coypu skull”

  41. Terry Craig says:

    Actually, I just discovered that it also might be a (baby-?) fuckin POLAR BEAR!
    Look at this. I repeat, LOOK AT THIS: http://ringlunatic.tumblr.com/post/286397947/gagagogo-hahamagartconnect-iheartmyart

    Also remember what Al Gore said…………?

  42. don says:

    the set of tooths of the “monster” looks different from the set os tooths that are in the tapir’s x-ray picture, plus it has hair, it ain’t have a hoof…the Montauk Monster is not a tapir for sure…..it’s something else…there are lots of other animals here in my part of Asia…i’ll try to look it up.

  43. Ash says:

    I believe that Plums Island is conducting all sorts of fucked up experiments on animals. Experiments for medicines, drugs, maybe even a weapon of warfare?. The government owns it right?>.Anyways it is clear that the animal has been tied and drowned at sea. What probably happened was that it was an experiment gone wrong and they thought they could just dump the body (its a big ocean out there right?). Ohh the wonderful world of conspiracies. The montauk monster might be an alien or a mixture of genomes from other animals such as a cow, buffalo, k-9, rodent..who knows?!

  44. Ash says:

    It could be a polar bear?..

  45. sisi says:

    the set of tooths of the “monster” looks different from the set os tooths that are in the tapir’s x-ray picture, plus it has hair, it ain’t have a hoof…the Montauk Monster is not a tapir for sure…..it’s something else…there are lots of other animals here in my part of Asia…i’ll try to look it up.

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    Iyi … bir şey olabilir … Ben, çivi ve saç öldükten sonra büyümeye devam ettiğini biliyorum! Bu yüzden bir tapir, su samuru, Nutri, köpek, domuz, vb olabilir Bir şey emin için! O öldü!

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    This creature was sent here to save our planet from Obama, unfortunately he was killed by Obama’s priest. R.I.P.

  51. cl11 says:

    it’s some kind of mutant

  52. UniqueMommy1984 says:

    I think I finally figured out what the montauk monster is (at least this one in the picture above). It’s a pug mixed breed. Just type in pug mixed in Google search and you’ll find your montauk monster :-)

  53. abala says:

    it kindof looks like a Tapir….

  54. Injection Molding machine says:

    Jenna Hewitt, 26 came forward with this picture. I will post movie clips of exclusive interviews with her shortly. When I made it down to the beach that afternoon I did not see her or any of the friends she was with. Though I only spent a short time examining the creature

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    I remember this very distinctly. This picture is the real deal.

  56. Injection Molding machine says:

    I think I finally figured out what the montauk monster is (at least this one in the picture above). It’s a pug mixed breed. Just type in pug mixed in Google search and you’ll find your montauk monster

  57. Wilson Tennis says:

    I had to do my own due diligence and hop online and find a better quality image

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  60. Sharon says:

    Its a dead raccoon.When something is dead in,or even out of water the hair falls out,soft tissue rots and the remaining tissue bloats and becomes waterlogged.Only city people with no experience of the natural world would remotely think this is anything exceptional.

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