A man has found what is suspected to be a brain on a beach in Wisconsin.
Jimmy Senda, a construction worker, was taking a walk along the beach as he does every morning, looking for “sea glass and random stuff” to use in his artwork, as reported by Fox6.
While Senda usually walks on beaches further north, on Tuesday he took a stroll along the Racine County beach at Samuel Myers Park on Lake Michigan.
But instead of art supplies, Senda came across a mysterious item packaged in aluminum foil and tied with a pink rubber band.
Senda told Fox6: “Curiosity got to me, so I popped it open and it looked like a chicken breast—kind of. It took a little bit for it to really [register] what was going on; it was a brain.”
As well as the brain-like item, the package contained flowers and what has been identified as either foreign currency or paper.
Senda said he then asked city workers nearby about the package, and they said they thought it looked like a brain. He then called the police, who arrived just before 9 a.m. local time. They also said they suspected it was a brain.
However, the police do not believe that it is a human brain and are waiting on official confirmation from the Racine County Medical Examiner’s Office on what the mysterious item could be.
However, despite the gruesome discovery, Senda is glad he was the one to have made it, as he told Fox6: “There’s a lot of kids and families that are down here, and what happens if a kid would have found it?”
Senda initially posted the photos of the brain to the Racine Uncensored Facebook page. He has since deleted the post but the graphic photos remain on the page in a post from another user.
Followers of the page suspect the brain belongs to a pig, though the weird discovery has yet to be formally identified. Other outlandish rumors swirling on the page include links to witchcraft and a cult.
But right now, it is unknown how the mysterious item came to be on the Wisconsin beach.
Newsweek has contacted the Racine County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Racine Police Department for comment.