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'Beast of Brooklyn' washed up in New York

Mystery surrounds the discovery of a hideous creature washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

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Mystery surrounds the discovery of a hideous creature washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.
Denise Ginley

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Dubbed the "Manhattan monster," its ghoulish carcass has a mutilated face, hairless flesh and five human-like fingers at the end of its limbs. The gruesome find has sparked an array of theories as to whether it is a giant water-logged rodent, a cooked pig, a swollen dog -- or something more sinister.
Denise Ginley

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Amateur photographer Denise Ginley snapped the mutant creature while walking along the East River on Sunday.
Denise Ginley

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We were horrified by it and we took some camera phone pictures," she said. Then finally we decided to come back with my camera and I got up the courage to climb over the fence and get closer to it.
Denise Ginley

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Some claim it could be related to the mystery "Montauk Monster," which confounded New Yorkers when it washed up at Ditch Plains beach in the exclusive Hamptons in July 2008.
Denise Ginley

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But the New York Parks Department shrugged off the horrifying find, insisting it was just a pig.A spokesman said they had disposed of the creature, adding: It was a pig left over from a cookout."
Denise Ginley

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The Parks Department was probably very quick to identify it as a pig and dispose of it, but it is most certainly not a pig, Ginley said.
Denise Ginley

'Beast of Brooklyn' washed up in New York

Mystery surrounds the discovery of a hideous creature washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

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