Bizarre 'Alien' Creature Washes Up on Australian Beach, Baffles Internet

A bizarre "alien" like sea creature that washed up on the Australian coast has baffled the internet.

Alex Tan, from Queensland, Australia, was on a morning walk on Maroochydore Beach on the Sunshine Coast when he came across the bizarre creature.

In a video of the discovery, Tan says: "I've stumbled across something weird. This is like one of those things you see when people claim they've found aliens."

Tan then turns the camera to show the creature, which is lying on the shore. It appears to have human-like hands and a reptile-type skull and tail. It also has patches of black fur.

At first, when Tan noticed the creature, he thought it was a dog lying down, he told Storyful. However as he took a closer look, he realized it was something much stranger.

Pictures of the creature began circulating on the internet, with many speculating as to what it could be.

Mystery animal
Tan filmed the discovery and said it may be a possum. Alexander Tan via Storyful

On his Facebook page, Tan said: "The search for what this 'little buddy' is continues and has gone international...THE PEOPLE NEED ANSWERS."

Tan, who has been doing radio interviews on the discovery, said experts have differed in their suggestions. So far, some experts have claimed it could be a Brushtail possum, a Wallaby, or a Tree kangaroo.

However, some social media users theorized it must be extraterrestrial.

Tan posted a video of him doing radio interviews detailing the discovery on his Facebook page.

Describing the find, he says: "I was walking down the beach on my normal walk. I'm praying, I'm talking to Jesus, I see this thing in the distance and I'm thinking what is it....I come up to it and it has a lot of weird features. It's sort of gooey, like Spongebob, and it was the color of a chicken nugget. I'm thinking it's something out of Deuteronomy, it looks like a croissant sort of thing."

In the interview, Tan said he personally believes it's a possum, however, others have suggested it is a malnourished kangaroo

Tan told news.com.au he made the discovery just after the recent flooding in the area. Queensland and other areas around New South Wales have suffered severe flooding due to torrential storms in the past few weeks. In some areas, the high tides have caused debris to be carried to the shore from rivers and other bodies of water.

"I'm excited to hear what it would be," he told news.com.au.

Australia is home to a wide variety of distinctive animals that cannot be found anywhere else. As Australia was isolated from the rest of the world for millions of years, scientists believe its wildlife evolved in strange and unique ways.