Ok so maybe it isn’t actually an alien and a sea monster, but it is fucking gross none the less. The animal is actually called a Basket Star, and looks like something straight out of my personal worst nightmare.
Ong Han Boon, 54, was fishing on Sentosa Island in Singapore when he snagged something heavy. Thinking it was a particularly large fish he began to reel it in, not knowing that he was reeling in what can only be described as living hell.
This is what he had to say:
I spotted the line going up and down, and feeling a bit peckish I got quite excited as I hauled it in.
But when I pulled it out of the water I was completely flummoxed by what I was looking at.
‘I’ve had quite a few odd things from come out of the ocean but I have never seen anything like this before in my life. It had all these arms waving around.
I thought it looked like an alien or some kind of mutant.
A fucking mutant is about right.