Update: Sewer Monster is Not Viral Marketing, Still Creepy.

Posted by Peter Hall - July 1st 2009 @ 4:36 pm

I jumped the gun claiming the video of an ‘unknown life form’ clinging to the walls of a sewer line was not only viral marketing, but viral marketing for DISTRICT 9.  Turns out the video is A) 100% real and b) still without unanimous identification.

The original YouTube user that posted the video has since pulled it (though one can still find it), but io9 have done the round up and discovered that the sewer line in question is privately operated and outside of the City of Raleigh’s control.  Furthermore, there is a split in the scientific community as to what exactly the pulsating sac of insomnia is.

The first camp believes it to be slime mold, the second believes it/them to be fresh water bryozoan.  The third camp believe it is a species of Tubifex worm that have taken to living in a colony.

Me?  I’m going with the larval stage of the trash compactor monster from Star Wars.

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  1. Randy
    July 1st, 2009 | 7:18 pm | #1

    This shit is creepy. My question is what was the reason for sending the camera down there in the first place?

  2. Joe Fitz
    July 1st, 2009 | 8:50 pm | #2

    @ randy: to investigate the disappearance of several small children and animals.

  3. Bob Roberts
    July 11th, 2009 | 9:12 am | #3

    How about a tubifex colony forming symbiosis with slime mould to keep it wet above the waterline?

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