Looking like one of the pods that a Demogorgon might hatch out of on the series, Stranger Things, a Twitter user shared images of a bizarre and mysterious looking pod in a post that went viral. It doesn’t appear to be something from the earth, a strange alien-looking creature hatching from a translucent egg on the grass.
If you are unfamiliar, here is the “Demagorgon” from the popular Netflix series:
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Now look at the creature below. The images got imaginations racing all over the world.
Alien eggs hatching in the new forest: the wonderfully weird Devil's Fingers pic.twitter.com/wiFeYr22vO
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But what is this thing? It has bright red tentacles like an octopus, but seems to grow from an egg on land.
The man who found it is from Hampshire, England, where this species of fungus isn’t native. It’s an alien species called Devil’s Fingers, Octopus Stinkhorn, or Clathrus archeri.