During a boating trip with his son in Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge Center near Golden Isles, Georgia, Jeff Warren says he spotted what he thought was a dead seal that had washed up on the sand. However, after taking a closer look, he realized it was something that looked a whole lot more prehistoric -- describing it as a "Loch Ness-type thing" unlike anything he'd spotted in the water before.
Birds were evidently already pecking at the 5-foot-long creature's carcass, but Warren was able to snap a pic. Afterwards, he and his son stopped by a local restaurant and speculated over what it might be with some patrons, who relayed the local legend of "Alty," a Loch Ness monster-esque creature rumored to roam the waters in the area. However, despite several calls to marine life experts, none have been able to provide a definitive answer as to what it is.