The only known photograph
|Theories||· Dead sloth|
The Panama Creature, also referred to as the Panama Monster, Panama E.T., Cerro Azul Monster, Blue Stream Monster, or Blue Hill Horror, was the name given to a strange animal (and later carcass) that was discovered near the town of Cerro Azul, Panama, in September of 2009.
After the creature was discovered and reputedly killed by a group of teenagers, photographs of the corpse were given to Telemetro, a Panamanian television station. The story and pictures circulated, and comparisons to the Montauk Monster were made.
The creature appears to be somewhat humanoid in appearance, with a complete lack of hair and smooth, frog-like skin. While the size of the creature is impossible to determine from the photo alone, the arms are evidently very long and end in long, curved claws.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- A dead sloth (confirmed)
- A biopsy performed by the National Environmental Authority of Panama on the remains a few days after the creature's discovery concluded that the corpse was in fact that of a male Brown-throated Sloth. The odd appearance had been caused by underwater decomposition, which had resulted in hair loss.