Latest Hell Beast to Wash Up in New York Is Just A Stinky Old Bloated Pig POSSIBLY A HELL BEAST [UPDATE]

A.J. Daulerio · 07/24/12 02:35PM

Think back to the summer of 2008, when city-dwellers and scientists were all vexed and perplexed by the hook-nosed carcass stinking up the craggy shores of Long Island. Later dubbed the Montauk Monster, the apocryphal stories emerged about secret nuclear animal test centers and, for a brief instant, New York appeared to have its next biggest tourist attraction since Stomp! [UPDATE: New speculation received in the last hour tells us this is no goddamn pig.]

Holy Crap, What Is This Horrifying Monster That Washed Up In San Diego?

Leah Beckmann · 02/01/12 03:11PM

That thing you are staring at and trying desperately to understand is a "Chupacabra/Montauk Monster." Or at least that is what the tipster who sent it into Vice called it. It supposedly washed up on a San Diego beach just last week. At approximately two feet in length, it has the face of some sort of tusked boar and makes a weekly appearance in my nightmares. Whether you believe that it is real or not it is up to you to decide, but I am pretty sure that is the most terrible seademon you will see today. And one more for our collection of Montauk Monsters.

Gollum Found Dead in Panama

Hamilton Nolan · 09/17/09 09:40AM

Pretty quiet summer monster season this year, right? Wrong, mi amigo. A distant cousin of the Montauk Monster emerged from its cave in Panama. Then terrified kids beat it to death.

Monster Mash

Brian Moylan · 08/27/09 03:25PM

[An Venn diagram that shows the intersections of men and animals that create myth and legend. This still does not explain the Montauk Monster. Image via Flickr via Kottke]

The Latest Montauk Monster Theory: A Compleat Accounting

John Cook · 06/05/09 03:09PM

Newsday has supplied a crucial piece of information in the emerging "Viking Funeral" theory of the Montauk Monster's origin, and we've spent all day going over historical weather records to better assess its credibility. Answer: Maybe! But we're dubious.

British Montauk Monster Washes Ashore

Ryan Tate · 01/09/09 01:34AM

The residents of North Devon, England don't know what to make of the fanged creature found on a local beach. Seal? Sea lion? BEAST OF EXMOOR, PERHAPS?

Gawker's Top Ten Posts of 2008

Richard Lawson · 12/31/08 01:36PM

Oh what a year it was! We had some big, boffo posts, primarily about monsters (Cruise, Palin, O'Reilly and Montauk). Yay for riches. Enjoy!

Montauk Monster Stars In Car Commercial

Hamilton Nolan · 12/18/08 03:46PM

So it's happened: the Montauk Monster has sold out. This Brazilian Volkswagen ad purportedly features a "dogfish," but its true identity is clear. You've come a long way, Monty. Video proof after the jump:

New Monster Terrorizes Hartford

Richard Lawson · 09/12/08 04:38PM

(No, not insurance companies, har har) The summer of monsters is not quite over! There's a new scaly fellow prowling the Northeast. This one was photographed in swimming in a West Hartford reservoir by some kinda-crackpotty lady. It's got spikes and sorta looks like a stegosaurus mixed with an octopus. A stegopus. Don't worry, no one drinks that water, officials say, so there's no threat of contamination. Monster contamination. Now, everyone go to Hartford! —Sincerely, Hartford Tourism Board

Another Dead Monster Reported In Long Island

Ryan Tate · 08/25/08 02:21AM

Did the secret monster army being bred on Plum Island lose another experimental "marine?" Or did the Montauk Monster simply move from one side of Long Island to the other via an overflowing drainage system? The North Shore Sun received pictures of a dead creature that supposedly looked like Monty and that was seen by at least three Long Islanders before mysteriously disappearing, probably because its body was snatched by a secret Plum Island/Homeland Security commando team. The summer of monsters truly is endless! One witness' report, plus a larger version of the picture at left, after the jump.