Sometimes, the most mysterious fossils are found by amateur explorers and palaeontologists, which makes the finds all that much more exciting. Recently, amateur fossil finder Ron Fine found this unique fossil in Covington, Kentucky. What he found was various chunks of fossil with plant-like patterns on it, and the more he dug, the more he found. When they’d uncovered all of it, what they had was a giant, elliptically-shaped, seven-foot-long, multi-lobed thing.
Official scientists dated it back to a time 450 Million years ago, when the area was underwater. That being said, they suspect it was some sort of sea creature, but it’s something they’d never seen before. With all the lobes, layers and oblong surfaces, it looked like a flattened cactus, and standing up, it would have been about nine feet tall (which is why they called it Godzillus). It also would have had arms or branches radiating from each side.
To date (as it’s a fossil and not actual biological material), they don’t know if it was a plant or a soft-bodied animal. If it’s the latter, then that means once upon a time there were nine-foot-long, slug giants that patrolled the oceans. Of course, it might just have been a big cluster of algae, but where’s the fun in that.
Giant sea slugs all the way.