They discover an “alien hand” on a beach in Brazil (Video)
Leticia Gomes Santiago and her boyfriend Devanir Souza were taking a walk when they found what appears to be a skeletal hand on a beach in Brazil.
They recorded the hand, which appeared on a beach on Isla Comprida, a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, along with Santiago’s flip-flop as a size reference.
“We believe that it is not human because of the size and the number of bones,” Santiago said, according to the British newspaper Daily Mail. “What could it be?”
The first thing they thought was that it was the remains of some kind of aquatic mammal, however, due to its large size, the possibility is that it was something from another world.
“We don’t know what animal it is, and if it’s an alien, worse,” Santiago continued to explain.
Certainly the images are striking, as they clearly show the bones of a large hand that do not appear to belong to any known animal.
And this fact has caused quite a stir on social networks, where countless Internet users have offered their own explanations for the enigmatic discovery.
There were many who considered that it was the remains of an extraterrestrial being, while the most skeptical considered that it could be the branch of a tree with a curious shape or simply a montage. But apparently there is another possibility.
The images have been seen by marine biologist Eric Comin, who said the hand belonged to a cetacean, an aquatic mammal that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises.
And according to the decomposition, the marine animal died about 18 months ago.
Comin explained that while the skeletal remains appear to be of extraterrestrial origin, it appears to be a trait of the earliest ancestors of whales that walked the earth about 50 million years ago.
Beneath the interdigital meat of a whale or dolphin’s fins are five ‘fingers’ or the pentadactyl limb.
This is found in humans, amphibians, and a variety of other animals and demonstrates shared ancestry.
The biologist added that anyone who finds animal remains on the beach should inform the region’s environmental agency, the Cananéia Research Institute (IPEC).