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Sure, you’ve heard all about trash and the occasional whale washing up on the beach. Sometimes, however, strange things show up on the sand around the world.
Thousands of Pairs of Shoes
On the Dutch island of Terschelling, thousands of shoes washed up on shore after a cargo ship lost its load.
In the Netherlands, thousands of pounds of bananas washed up on shore in 2007 after a cargo ship lost its containers.
For a few months in the 2000s, several feet, still inside their shoes, washed up in British Columbia and Washington state. Original thoughts were a serial killer, but the final ruling was they were suicide victims.
This unexplained creature washed up on the shores of San Diego and many call it the legendary chupacabra creature.
28,000 Rubber Duckines
In the North Pacific, 28,000 rubber duckies washed up in various locations from Maine all the way down the Atlantic coast.
Here’s another instance where a cargo ship lost its load and someone in Alaska found thousnds of sports themed flyswatters.
Giant Lego Guy
An 8-foot tall, 100 pound Lego man washed up on the beaches of England in 2008. It turned out to be performance art from a Dutch man.
Message in a Bottle
A 10-year old stashed a note in a bottle, which was found years later on the beach and given to his mother after he died in a car accident.
In 2006, North Carolina beach goers came upon thousands of pounds of Doritos washed up on shore after a ship lost its cargo.
A man in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida found a giant eyeball washed up on the beach. It wasn’t a huge sea monster, but an eye from a large swordfish.
This beast was found on a beach in New York. Though experts say it is a partially decomposed raccoon, there are people who have their doubts and have dubbed the creature the “Montauk Monster.”