Christchurch| A crew of fisherman whose ship ran aground on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island after a storm last week, made an astonishing discovery in the coastal sands: the complete skeleton of what appears to be an aquatic humanoid.
The crew of seven men from Papua New Guinea thought it had discovered the corpse of a human female, probably victim of a crime or an accident, and contacted the New Zealand coast guard, who then themselves asked the help of the federal police. After clearing the remains from the sand, it became obvious that the body was not entirely human.
“We are not exactly certain what we are dealing with at the moment” says Bernard Jenkins, a public relations officer for the New Zealand Police. “We asked for help forensics and anthropological experts from the University of Auckland to help us identify what exactly we are dealing with. I have no more information at the moment.”
The announcement has none the less created a huge wave of excitement in the scientific community, as specialists throughout the world are intrigued by the possibility of the discovery of a very different species of humanoid, that could have adapted to aquatic life.