Britain’s citizens are avoiding the Cornwall and Devon coast after noticing hundred of “alien eggs” washed up from the sea. Some are wondering if the sea is invaded with extraterrestrial aliens, Daily Star reports.
Many are frightened after seeing many large, round-shaped “creatures” that some are comparing to alien eggs.
A woman that was walking along the coast noticed the odd sighting.
“No one knows what they are but everyone is worried. We want experts to examine them and let us know if they are safe. Quite frankly they are really weird and a bit scary.”
Another man was walking his dog at Long Rock, which is between Penzance and Marazion, and noticed the “alien eggs.” The dog walker even decided to take one home with him.
“They are quite rough to the touch. I would say it’s definitely some form of creature. They are all over the beach and the dog really didn’t like them. They’re like something out of Alien. I bought one home with me, then panicked and put it in the bin in case it attacked me.”
Daily Mail once reported “alien eggs” also in Britain, but in the countryside. The mysterious creature appeared to have red tentacles and was inside a fleshy egg sac.
When the “alien eggs” began to hatch, the tentacles eventually broke free and extended outward. When the tentacles spread out, a black, sticky substance was noticed.
While many were intrigued by the sighting of a possible alien birth, the odd-looking creature was revealed to be a fungus nicknamed “devil’s fingers.”
As the photographs that were taken of the devil’s fingers began circulating on social media, Twitter filled up with comments.
“I’ve always thought all fungi are from another world. This one proves it!”
What exactly is devil’s fingers? It is a non-native fungus, more properly known as Clathrus archeri, that is spreading in Britain. As the devil’s fingers begin to emerge from the egg sac, four to eight arms, similar to octopus tentacles, begin to arise. They are covered in a black, sticky, and stinky residue. The devil’s fingers is native in New Zealand and Australia, but pops up in different locations as well.
The fungus grows on soil, in leaf litter, in decaying wood chips, and near old tree stumps. Flies cause the fungus spore to spread, as they are attracted to the sticky tissue of the spore.
While many tourists, dog walkers, children, and beachcombers were in fear after seeing hundreds of creepy eggs scattered along the coastline in Britain, a reasonable explanation has been revealed, according to Mysterious Universe.
“There were hundreds of them stretching away as far as you could see along the shoreline. It was quite incredible. The ones I saw were a bit smaller than a football, but it’s possible there were some that were bigger…I didn’t want to go any farther along the beach.”
As photographs emerged all over the internet, some who took Biology class recognized the egg, which is known as Echinocardium cordatum.
The “alien eggs” are actually the shells of dead sea potatoes. Although sea potatoes are native to Britain seas, they are not seen often because they are usually in the deep waters of the sea. But why are the shells of dead sea potatoes emerging to the coastline?
Marine biologists have revealed the answer, and it’s not necessarily a good one. Plankton grew so thick on the surface of the water that it literally choked them to death, killing a large number of them.
Unfortunately, this is not the whole story. Plankton and algae feeds off of pollutants. Pollutants from farms and factories are growing algae and plankton in large causing dead sea potatoes, fish, and mammals, and most likely harming humans, too.
Perhaps we would have been better off finding out that the strange objects actually were alien eggs.
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