Proud to talk about ‘Montauk monster’August 4th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
Montauk residents proud of the Montauk Monster, which is now the story spreading to everywhere and will be a topic to study and talk about for over fifty years from now.
People go on assuming what the so called monster actually was: some said it was part pig, turtle without sell, possum, dog, you name it and have at it. The search continues for this Ditch Plains beast that can now be added to the pantheon of the mythical.
Many locals think it was just another strange incident to add to the lore of what weather and ships and storms and boats can bring to shore.
Chet Kordasz, owner of O’Murphy’s Pub and Restaurant believed that monster looked like a saber-toothed tiger, said “We have too many local characters around here that would want to pull a prank,” , “But maybe it works to our advantage.”
“It’s pretty cool and everybody is talking about it,” said Trish O’Gara,at the surf shops and Colleoden Hotel,. she said futher “Every year it’s something. Last year it was the weird clouds that were forming and this year they have the monster.”
Despite the local pride, there still was much debate over just what the monster was.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if it were real and I wouldn’t be surprised if it were fake,” said Leda Ross, 54, who was sitting with her husband in O’Murphy’s Pub.
Barry Ryan, 22, of Cork, Ireland, said he saw the monster on a TV channel and it reminded him of the hippogriff of ” Harry Potter ” lore. His cousin, Kevin Foley, 30, who was sitting by him said the monster prompted his decision to move back to Ireland.
“I’ve had enough of this place,” he said. “And I’m afraid of the monster.”
A local who wanted to remain anonymous and who was seen in the vicinity of Mr. John’s Pancake House said she has seen the monster on people’s phones.
“It’s only about the size of a cat,” she said, taking the monster right out of this Montauk mystery.
Can you take us to it so we can gaze upon its beaked visage, no matter that it is a stinking corpse? Maybe take a few DNA tests?
“Now it’s decomposed and it’s just skull and bones.”
“Hopefully we don’t find another one,” she said