The dawn of the alien presence may be closer than we think as parasite creatures have washed up off the Co Kerry coast.
Recently, a string of eerie-looking parasites called Phronima – which look like the scary alien queen in the iconic movies – have been found on Ventry Beach. The creatures eat barrel jellyfish from the inside out and literally ride around in their corpse. And just like parasites, the female lays her eggs inside the barrel jellyfish.
The director of Dingel Oceanworld Kevin Flannery endorsed the findings and suggested: “So, I’m saying the aliens have landed,” he joked.