Man Finds Suspected Brain Wrapped in Aluminum Foil on Wisconsin Beach

A man has found what is suspected to be a brain on a beach in Wisconsin.

Jimmy Senda, a construction worker, was taking a walk along the beach as he does every morning, looking for "sea glass and random stuff" to use in his artwork, as reported by Fox6.

While Senda usually walks on beaches further north, on Tuesday he took a stroll along the Racine County beach at Samuel Myers Park on Lake Michigan.

But instead of art supplies, Senda came across a mysterious item packaged in aluminum foil and tied with a pink rubber band.

Senda told Fox6: "Curiosity got to me, so I popped it open and it looked like a chicken breast—kind of. It took a little bit for it to really [register] what was going on; it was a brain."

Brain
A woman holds a model brain in her hands on June 2, 2018, in Cardiff, United Kingdom. A man in Wisconsin found what appeared to be a brain wrapped in aluminum foil on a Lake Michigan beach. Getty/Matthew Horwood

As well as the brain-like item, the package contained flowers and what has been identified as either foreign currency or paper.

Senda said he then asked city workers nearby about the package, and they said they thought it looked like a brain. He then called the police, who arrived just before 9 a.m. local time. They also said they suspected it was a brain.

The Racine County Medical Examiner's Office told Newsweek that the brain was not human: "The brain was determined to be non-human from a small mammal, possibly a cat. Because the organ was found to be from a non-human source, further investigation was turned over to the Racine Police Department."

However, despite the gruesome discovery, Senda is glad he was the one to have made it, as he told Fox6: "There's a lot of kids and families that are down here, and what happens if a kid would have found it?"

Senda initially posted the photos of the brain to the Racine Uncensored Facebook page. He has since deleted the post but the graphic photos remain on the page in a post from another user.

Followers of the page suspected the brain belonged to a pig, though the weird discovery is now thought to be a cat brain. Other outlandish rumors swirling on the page included links to witchcraft and a cult.

But right now, it is unknown how the mysterious item came to be on the Wisconsin beach.

Newsweek has contacted the Racine Police Department for comment.