Officials are asking for help in identifying a strange and mysterious creature caught on a zoo’s surveillance camera.
The city of Amarillo is appealing for help from anyone who can tell them what the mysterious creature caught on camera at Amarillo Zoo is.
According to News Channel 10, security cameras at the zoo spotted the figure prowling around inside a perimeter fence at 1:25am on 21 May.
Zoo staff spotted the strange picture when they were going through images taken by their security cameras and they have absolutely no idea what the creature was.
As a matter of fact, neither do city officials who have thrown the mystery out to the public partly in hopes of getting closer to the truth and partly so everyone can have fun guessing what the thing might be.
The suggestions have been coming in thick and fast, though it’s clear nobody really has any idea what this weird creature is and everyone’s decided to have a bit of a laugh with it.
One of the most popular suggestions was ‘a person in a furry suit’ as many wrote in, though it begs the question how they got inside the zoo during the middle of the night and what they were doing there.
Other suggest it might actually be the notorious American creature the Chupacabra, an animal said to prowl around and drink the blood of other animals at night.
If so, it answers the question of what it was doing wandering around the zoo, though raises a whole host more about legendary creatures suddenly being real.
Fans of the Netflix show Stranger Things have pointed out it looks like the monstrous Demogorgon from the first season, which is bad news for us if that somehow turns out to be true.
The real answer to the question ‘what the hell is this creature’ is that we don’t know, but whatever weird suggestions we can come up with are going to be better than whatever the truth is.
Right now, the creature is being referred to as an ‘Unidentified Amarillo Object’ or UAO, though that brings us no closer to working out what this freak of nature actually is.
Michael Kashuba, director of Parks and Recreation with the City of Amarillo, said to News Channel 10: “We’d love to hear feedback from the community on what they think it might be. It’s a very unique picture, and we’re excited to see what the community thinks. The photo is absolutely real.”
Still, with all of the suggestions flying around on the internet it’s likely that someone is bound to stumble on the right answer at some point, or maybe they already have and they just don’t know it.
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