Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster. Megalodon. These giants all have dubious histories, with some folks claiming to have seen them with their own eyes. Others brush off these fantastic stories as nothing more than a hoax.
Some of the most convincing pieces of evidence for these creatures are photographs, but these usually turn out grainy and out of focus. Many naysayers will flout these photos as more evidence that the monsters don't actually exist.
Now a newcomer has stumbled onto the scene, with some surprising evidence. Crabzilla, also known as Claws, may have been spotted by an aerial photographer off the coast of Whitstable, England.
The photograph, showing off a 50-foot crab that dwarfs the fishing boats near it, has purportedly identified the large object as Crabzilla. Quinton Winter, the creator of the Weird Whitstable website, says that he initially thought it was a hoax, but changed his mind upon closer inspection.
In an interview with the Daily Express, Winter described an encounter with the incredible giant when he was crabbing with his son last summer. "At first all I could see was some faint movement, then as it rose from the water I thought, 'that’s a funny looking bit of driftwood'.
"It had glazed blank eyes on stalks, swiveling wildly and it clearly was a massive crab with crushing claws.
"Before this incident I thought the aerial photo showed an odd-shaped sand bank. Now I know better."
You can see the photo for yourself below. It appears to show an enormous cancer pagurus, a common edible crab. Normal-sized crabs usually grow to 10 inches long and weigh up to six pounds.
What do you think, is it a Photoshop hoax or a real monster? Let me know in the comments below!