The Parana creature was the name given to a strange animal carcass that was discovered by firefighters on October 21 near the shore of the Parana River in Carmen del Paraná, Itapúa.


The creature appears to be slightly over a foot long from head to toe. It is frog-like in form, but also monkey-like, with five fingers on each hand. The creature has no discernible neck and has pale skin.

Possible Explanations

Hypotheses include:

  • A deformed human fetus
  • An unknown species of frog


Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Photographs


  • A medical examiner who examined the photos was unable to determine what it might be.