Along with many others, I've been biting my lips in anticipation - just what the hell is this thing? (And why do we want to know so badly?)
Finding out is a matter of patience, and counting on the omniscience of the internet. I told my partner, "It's probably not a hoax, and eventually a savvy biologist will surface and tell us exactly what this thing is and what happened to it."
That biologist is Darren Naish of Tetrapod Zoology.
He's written an excellent article with new photographs, skull comparisons and decayed details photoshopped in.
Check him out to discover the true identify of the Montauk Monster!