Ainsdale is recognized as one of the premier beaches in the UK. They have extreme kite activities, a nature reserve, shopping, restaurants and sea creatures that rival my darkest nightmares.
A mysterious creature has breached the shores and its carcass has people scratching their head.
"It had four flippers which made it look most weird. And it was furry," said the man who found it. "It was approximately 15ft long and had bones sticking out everywhere, approximately four feet long some of them. Stunk too."
"It looked like it had an extra thing attached to it, maybe it was giving birth and died?" the man added.
Photographs were posted on the Ainsdale community Facebook group, where they quickly went viral.
The photos shared online show the massive creature, dubbed the Ainsdale Anomaly by social media lying on the sand.
"Horse, bull, or cow? The “flippers” might be where the skin on the legs has split open forming a wide flap?" reads one comment.
"I'm still voting wooly mammoth or a Frankenstein monster went awry," writes another.
"It's very bizarre," said one man. "It's like a mishmash of different things in one."
The man who shared the original photos asked the Aisdale community Facebook page to remain anonymous. The 32-year-old said the remains smelled so bad they almost made him ill.
"I didn't get too close because there were lots of flies and it stank. I made the mistake of going downwind as I worked my way around it and I nearly threw up. It was badly decomposed. It looked like there were three big mounds of bodily areas, all slightly different and unidentifiable to me. To me, the body looked quite twisted with flaps of skin here and there.
Many people had suggestions, but nobody could identify it for sure.
It remained unidentified until Stephen Ayliffe, Senior Advisor at Natural England told the ECHO: "We can confirm that an animal in a poorly decomposed state has washed up on Ainsdale beach and whilst the identification of the animal is unconfirmed it appears to be a species of whale."
Mystery solved, right? Ainsdale community is not so sure. It was much more exciting when it was a monster.