A brain wrapped up in tin foil has been discovered washed up on a beach by a horrified artist.
Jimmy Senda, a local artist who takes a stroll on the beach each morning and makes sculptures with the interesting items he finds, made the grizzly discovery.
He found the brain on Samuel Myers Park Beach, in Racine, Wisconsin, US, after spotting a square package held together by a pink elastic band.
Mr Senda says curiosity “got the better of him” and so he unwrapped the package and discovered what looks like a human brain inside.
“I don’t really know how to explain it, it didn’t register… I was just like, ‘What is this?'” Mr Senda told FOX10 News.
“I came across this square package, wrapped in aluminium foil, and around it, it had a pink rubber band.
“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] of what was going on; it was a brain.”
Flowers and what appears to be paper with Mandarin characters printed on it were also found inside the package with the suspected brain.
Senda said he found some city employees working nearby and rushed up to them to ask them what they thought the object was.
“And they’re like, ‘yeah, that’s a brain,'” Senda said.
Senda then called the police. They responded similarly, according to Senda: “Yeah, it looks like a brain.”
Senda normally walks the beaches further north and said it has been a while since he had been to Myers Park.
Although traumatising, on some level, he is glad he found the package and that it wasn’t found by local children.
“There’s a lot of kids and families that are down here, and what happens if a kid would have found it?” said Senda.
Police told FOX6 News that the brain is not believed to be human.
However, authorities are waiting on official confirmation from the Racine County Medical Examiner’s Office.