Photos of a mysterious, half-developed creature discovered by a California woman went viral, prompting rumors that it was an alien.
The slimy, pink body was found by Gianna Peponis, who shared the photos on her Facebook wall, says The LAD Bible.
“'I wasn't gunna post this but I can't stop trying to figure out wtf this thing is,” Peponis wrote.
“I heard something scream at like 11.30 last night and went out on my side yard and found this thing. It was dead when I found it... Share with your friends.”
The photo quickly went viral, and many theorized that it was a dead alien.
“I don't know what the **** that is. If your friend is brave enough to remove it from their property, remind them to salt the ground afterwards. Nothing good can ever happen there now,” one viewer wrote in response to the creature.
The speculation came after a strange blue light was spotted in California that many believed was a UFO. The Navy later clarified that it was a just a missile test.
More plausible theories later emerged as to the mysterious creature’s identity after a photo was posted of a comparison to a deer fetus.
“It's half of a deer fetus which has been chewed on by scavengers/predators,” one viewer wrote.
“'Hoofed animals can freak out and drop a fetus, amniotic sack and all, when scared. Or maybe it was a still birth. Either way, dinner is on mother nature tonight!”
Do you think the creature was an alien life form, or was it something more reasonable?