On June 29, a dog walker in Scotland reportedly came across the incredibly odd-looking remains on the banks of Loch Ness. The odd shape of the creature evokes the mythical Loch Ness monster, also known as "Nessie."
Help2Rehome Scotland, an animal rescue charity, posted images of the skeleton on Facebook and recounted the story of the dog walker who allegedly discovered it, according to Metro.
Some people mourned the reported loss of the beast once thought to exist only in myths. However, more skeptical minds questioned how genuine these remains are, noting it was strange that they seemed to contain all of the creature's internal organs completely intact.
The photos were accompanied by questions from the charity: "Has Nessy been found? Or [is] someone playing a fascinating prank?"
The pictures certainly got the attention of social media users.
One Facebook commenter wrote: "If it was nessie washed up I'm pretty sure the bones wouldn't [be] intact they would [be] broken up duh obviously either a prank or for a TV [program] to ... [be] placed like that."
Another added: "Clearly some butcher needed more room in his [bins] lol."
One person jokingly suggested that Nessie's death was the result of the recent "Brexit" referendum on the U.K.'s membership in the European Union: "Maybe Nessie doesn't want to leave the UK either and has just [given] up."
Help2Rehome Scotland later revealed on its Facebook page that the remains are actually part of the set of a television show.
Alleged sightings of Nessie were at their highest in over a decade in 2015, according to The Daily Mail. The mystery of Nessie is said to be worth nearly $40 million.
Although many believe Nessie may be a hoax, sightings of the mythical beast have been logged for decades.