News of a strange “muck monster” has residents of West Palm Beach, Florida, buzzing… but true to Fortean factoid fame, there is a unique bit of synchronicity going on here also, involving a strange Bigfoot-like creature witnessed decades ago in a different locale bearing the same name.

At the website, several videos have been posted that depict what is being dubbed a “Muck Monster” (click here to visit the site and view the videos). “This appears to be one animal moving in this direction,” said Thomas Reinert, a Marine Biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “Nothing’s breaking the surface. Typically dolphins break the surface, sea turtles, manatee, a large school of fish… if it were a shark at that level you would see a fin.” Is the “Muck Monster” indeed a bizarre cryptozoological mystery, or is it more likely to be something a bit less glamorous?

Rick Stokes, News Editor for The Anomalist, commented earlier today that “The problem is the video doesn’t show anything breaking the water, so it could be anything, most likely something rather mundane.” Grey Reynolds of says he cant say with certainty what it is in his videos either. “We spend a lot of time out here on the water and (have) seen a lot of different creatures out here. This is the first time in

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at