Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Mutated" Corpse Washed Ashore

With the decision to sell off New York's infamous Plum Island (where the U.S. government tested deadly infectious diseases for decades), a story has resurfaced of a strange incident back in January that seems to have gone largely unnoticed by most Americans.  A security patrol discovered the decomposing remains of a 6-foot-tall male in clothes tattered by the elements. It was noted at the time that the man had unusually long fingers, which caused some to dub the corpse a "mutant". The body was sent to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy. More Nothing more, it seems, has been yet  revealed about the strange incident.

Though one wonders if the tale isn't somewhat apocryphal, spurred into life by the events of May 2009. That's when the "Montauk Monster" washed ashore and locals jumped upon the theory that mutated animals were escaping nearby Plum Island. Turns out the "monster" was just the decomposed remains of a raccoon.

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