Stunned locals have flocked to the beach in Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands to gawp at the monster-like beast and take selfies with it.
Most speculated it was a sea cow.
"In fact, six oarfish - including the one from Agusan del Norte - were sighted in the days before and after a 6.7-magnitude quake killed eight people and injured 200 others in Surigao City, Philippines, prompting a flurry of social media discussion about the species' apparent portents", Brown reports.
The second unusual thing that's washed up on the shores of the Philippines lately is a massive oarfish - large, bony fish that can grow several metres long, and are very rarely seen on the ocean's surface.
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The carcass has a total length of 6.3 meters (20.6 feet), excluding the tail which is missing, and a total width of two meters (6.6 feet) from the dorsal to pectoral fin. This time it was a very large serpent-like oarfish, which was discovered on the northern coast of Mindanao in the Philippines. They dwell in the deepest depths of the ocean at around 1,000 meters, cites RT News. The question that has the scientists baffled today is what is bringing these sea creatures up from the deep, killing some in the process?
Officials told local media that "it is likely that the carcass was that of a sea cow, based on skin found near the shore", reported Science Alert, in an attempt to calm locals ready to arm themselves against an onslaught of monsters readying to attack from the sea.
The Daily Mail reports locals say the mysterious beast appeared after a recent natural disaster. According to the post, oarfish have often been called "earthquake predictors because the tend to wash up before and after tremors", which is what happened recently.