According to Jakarta Globe, scores of people flocked to the Hulung Beach at Iha village, in Western Seram district, to catch a glimpse of the dead squid.
The creature appeared just off Indonesia's Maluku province - some fishermen were convinced it was the remains of a giant squid.
A Facebook post from Mbs Sangadji included multiple photos and said locals are trying to get government officials or a research institution to help get rid of the remains.
Remains of the giant squid. "From the looks of it, it's unclear how many people can fit in this creature". The massive 50-foot-long creature, long since deceased, is already decaying, and nobody can seem to offer a definitive answer as to exactly what it is... or was.
Disturbingly, this isn't the only time a weird creature has rocked up on heavenly beaches, as earlier this year a "hairy" creature washed up in the Philippines baffling locals.
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But it's believed the creature has been dead for at least three days.
HuffPost has reached out to several marine experts for their take. It was eventually thought to be some form of dolphin, with a representative from the Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, Nikolay Kim, saying, "I can confidently say that this is some kind of a dolphin".
A local mistook the giant creature for a stranded boat.
Others who viewed the footage suggested it was a decomposing humpback whale.