Muskogee| A city worker made an incredible discovery while cleaning up a public park on the banks of the Arkansas river: he found a 40-foot long humpback whale laying lifeless, hundreds of miles away from its natural habitat.
The worker discovered the beached whale around 9:00 this morning, just after arriving to work.
Thinking that the cetacean could have been left there as a creepy prank by some neighborhood youngsters, he contacted the Muskogee Police Department.
The investigators rapidly dismissed his theory, as no traces of vehicles or machinery large enough to carry it were found near the animal.
They admit that they don’t know at the moment, how the marine mammal found its way in the park.
“We found no signs suggesting that the animal could have been placed there by humans,” said Lt Darrell Remmington. “For all we know, it probably probably got lost and swam up the Arkansas river until it got stuck for some reason.”
A team of biologists from the University of Oklahoma has already arrived on the site to examine the whale and collect some samples.
They will perform various tests and analysis on the remains of 25-ton cetacean to try and determine how it made its way to Muskogee.
Many theories have already emerged on the social media to explain the presence of this beached whale in Oklahoma.
Some people believe that the gigantic mammal had accidentally swam up the river and was trying to get back to the ocean, while others believe it could have been fleeing a predator.
Some conspiracy theorists even think it could have been carried there by men in black helicopters or even by aliens.
If you have any information that could help in this investigation, you should contact the Muskogee Police Department or Professor Clifford Harris, from the University of Oklahoma.