New Zealand Globster

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Photograph of the New Zealand Globster. Source: Greenwell, J.R. (1988). "Bermuda blob remains unidentified". ISC Newsletter 7 (3): 1-6. (Reproduced in Ellis, R. (1994). Monsters of the Sea. Robert Hale, London. p. 316.)

The New Zealand Globster was a large unidentified carcass that washed ashore at Muriwai, in the Gisborne District of the North Island, New Zealand, in March 1965.[1] It was 30 ft (9.1 m) long and 8 ft (2.4 m) high, and covered with "sand-matted grey hair four to six inches long" growing out of a tough hide.[2] J. E. Morton, chairman of the Zoology Department at the University of Auckland, was quoted in the Auckland Star as saying, "You can rule out whales because of the hair, and you can rule out sea elephants and sea cows because of its size. I can't think of anything it resembles." Morton later stated that the object was part of a decomposed whale.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eberhart, George M. (2002). Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. Another fibrous Globster was found in March 1965 on Muriwai Beach, North Island, New Zealand. It was 30 feet long, 8 feet high, and covered with hair 4-6 inches long. 
  2. ^ "More Globsters". Pursuit: Journal of the Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained. 1 (4): 16–17. 30 September 1968. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Editorial". Pursuit: Journal of the Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained. 2 (1): 1–2. January 1969. Retrieved 10 November 2015.