Mysterious golden egg discovered on seabed feels like human skin tissue

A mysterious "golden egg" discovered on the seabed of Alaska has stumped experts who believe something was trying to "get out" of the object.

Researchers are attempting to figure out what exactly the find is, with the shiny object feeling like "skin tissue" according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The find, made on the seabed of the US state, was confirmed by scientists who are now speculating over what it could be, with an egg casing or marine sponge remaining possible.

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Whatever the "egg", which was likened to a "facehugger" from Alien, may be, it was found two miles deep during an expedition, with photos now posted to X, formerly Twitter.

A researcher during a live broadcast of the find, according to the Miami Herald, said: "Something tried to get in… or to get out."

X users fascinated by the golden shell questioned what it could be, with plenty of speculation now surrounding the find as it could be anything from a "golden shark egg" to an "orb".

One social media post called the discovery "wild", while another worried over the potential interior of the casing, asking: "What was in there?"

It is a question experts are now considering too, with one member of the team saying: "I just hope when we poke it, something doesn't decide to come out."

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Comparisons to the hit Ridley Scott thriller Alien were also noted by scientists, who say the "facehugger"-like find was similar to the beginning "of a horror movie", the Daily Mail reported.

Another team member added: 'When our collective knowledge can't identify it, it's something weird. What kind of an animal would make an egg casing like that?"

Expert Kerry Howell, a deep-sea ecology professor at the University of Plymouth, said she had "not seen anything like that" in 20 years of exploring the ocean.

It is a find which has stumped experts and members of the public alike, although one unifying thought was the golden orb buried at the bottom of the sea was "weird".

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