Everyone loves a mystery. Add this to your list.
The large, mysterious object below, covered in barnacles was spotted on Muriwai Beach in Auckland by local resident Melissa Doubleday.
The strange object washed up ashore is sparking a social media debate about what it could be.
A shocked Ms. Doubleday added that she spotted the object about 5 kilometres down the beach from the creek, adding: “[I] drove past and [was] like what the?”
“It looks like worms with shells I’ve never seen before with these funny creatures that are just [coming] out.”
She told stuff.co.nz: “I actually thought it was a washed-up whale as I approached it, so weird.”
Exactly what the object is has sparked a debate on social media, with commentators speculating it could be anything from art to part of an old ship wreck.
What do you think it is? Your guess is as good as mine. Let's look out for more updates.