A video of a strange specimen spotted in the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska, is spurring lots of theories online. Some are saying it’s an Ice Monster, citing the legend of Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster. Others say it could be a giant arctic crocodile or a zombie salmon.
This is the origin of the footage: An Alaska Bureau of Land Management employee was checking out ice on the river last week when he noticed something moving up the river, and pulled out a camera to record the unusual sight.
“Our employees did not investigate. It’s kind of far out in the middle of the river,” they explained on its Facebook page. “We’re not sure what it is. We’re letting you all be the judge.”
Officials at the Alaska Bureau of Land Management enjoyed reading people’s guesses. “Like you all, we honestly don’t know exactly what it is,” the group said. “But all the guesses are great!”