Trunko, a nickname for an animal or globster, was reportedly spotted in Margate, South Africa, on October 25, 1924. An article titled “Fish Like A Polar Bear” was published in London’s Daily Mail on December 27, 1924, documenting the sighting. It is said that the creature was first witnessed off the coast, engaged in a three-hour battle with two killer whales. Using its tail, it fiercely defended itself, even propelling its body about 20 feet above the water. Eventually, the creature washed up on Margate Beach. Astonishingly, despite being there for a full 10 days, no scientist conducted an investigation into the carcass. As a result, no reliable description exists, and the assumption persisted until September 2010 that no photographic evidence had been published. According to reports from unidentified individuals, the creature had snowy-white fur, an elephantine trunk, a lobster-like tail, and a bloodless carcass.
A “globster” refers to a mysterious and often unidentifiable mass of organic material, such as flesh, fat, and connective tissues, that washes up on shorelines around the world. These enigmatic blobs of decomposing matter have a knack for sparking curiosity and speculation among scientists and the public alike. Researchers diligently study these puzzling formations in attempts to decipher their origins, with marine creatures like whales and giant squids often being proposed as potential sources. Despite advancements in scientific understanding, globsters continue to tantalize with their eerie presence, reminding us that the mysteries of the deep sea are far from fully unraveled.