An unusual sea creature that bears a striking resemblance to the Flying Spaghetti Monster — except its spookier and underwater — was recently spotted off the coast of Angola

Daniel Jones, from the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, identified the unusual creature as a kind of siphonophore called Bathyphysa conifera. While the fascinating critter may look like an alien, it is actually a real-life Earthling

We’re still withholding judgement about whether or not this siphonophore possesses superpowers, though. You never know.

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This bizarre, spaghetti-like sea creature is actually real