Montauk Monster on Toast

Just when you thought this whole thing had gone away, somewhere in Oklahoma he appeared again. This time the dead raccoon Montauk Monster turned up on a piece of toast. At first I thought this would be a classic instance of pareidolia.

Pareidolia is the human tendency to recognize familiar forms or faces in random, everyday objects. Like seeing faces on clouds or in the linoleum on your bathroom floor. My personal favorite instance of pareidolia can be found at

When I clicked through to e-bay to have a look at the piece of toast I was dumbstruck by the incredible likeness of the monster toast;

I kid you not, that is the exact piece of toast being offered on e-bay.

My first question is; HOW STUPID DO YOU THINK WE ARE? This is clearly an instance of patiently etching the outline of the dead raccoon onto a piece of toast. Surely nobody would fall for this blatant con, right? Wrong! e-bay user “soonrboy” paid $810 for this piece of toast. $810! And it will be stale by the time it gets to him so he won’t even be able to eat it.

I guess that this proves the old adage “A fool and his money will soon be parted”


2 responses to “Montauk Monster on Toast

  1. About 20 years ago, I had 2 red plastic stamps (for want of a better description) which you would press into the bread before you toasted it. If I remember correctly, one had a heart and the other, a star. Once the bread was toasted, the stamped pattern was clearly visible, much like the dead racoon.

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