The mystery has apparently been solved - a very silly college vacation prank. The boys have photos of the prank proving it was them (of course we never doubted it was a dead common animal. We just weren’t sure which dead common animal - dog, racoon, etc.)
‘Montauk Monster’ Mystery May Have Been Solved
“He then related a tale of finding a dead raccoon in the sand on nearby Shelter Island in late June 2008. Being young men on vacation, they put the animal on an inflatable child’s swim duck, along with a lot of other debris. Then they set it on fire and pushed it out to sea.
“This creature was honored with a Viking funeral, not merely exploited for crass entertainment,” the anonymous raccoon undertaker insisted. “In the interest of full disclosure,” he added, “this did happen shortly after a waterboarding endurance competition, and just before a clothespins-on-your-genitals challenge.”
Drew Grant’s blog, which has a not-safe-for-work name we won’t repeat, provides helpful photographic evidence of said raccoon Viking funeral.”
Boys will be boys!