Raleigh's Mysterious Sewer Creature
When a video of a mysterious, slimy "creature" living in the sewers of Raleigh, N.C., was posted on YouTube early this week, millions around the world flocked to the site to satisfy their curiosity. Since June 30, "Unknown Lifeform in North Carolina Sewer!" has been viewed more than 4.7 million times. Some called it an extraterrestrial, others believed it was monster, much like the "Montauk Monster" purported to have washed up on a Long Island, N.Y., beach.
The video, posted by someone apparently with the Web site UFORadar.com, shows a shiny, slimy mass pulsating for the camera. But it appears that the bizarre mystery has been solved. Local officials told reporters that the "creature" is nothing more than a colony of tubifex worms.