Please Help Identify These Monsters!

turquoisemonsters.jpgOkay, I have a bit of a mystery and it’s driving me nuts. I’m a bit of a laser nerd. I collect a fairly wide range of DPSS handheld and larger Argon bench lasers. Among the things I do with them (aside from wasting prodigious amounts of time) is a form of projection laser microscopy that I’ve sort of developed hacked into being.

Over the past year I’ve been observing some very curious creatures with this apparatus I’ve created. They’re tiny, they’re ugly, they’re mean to each other and if they were much bigger they’d scare the crap out of me. Really. They scare me enough as it is and they’re smaller than a single human red blood cell (I know, I checked…anything in the name of science).monsterhead.jpg

From observing and filming them extensively, I have come to believe that these are very complex lifeforms, clearly multicellular, and they even exhibit some fairly advanced behavioral characteristics (I am totally serious).

The problem is that I cannot identify them. Not family, not genus, not species, not phylum, class, or even order…heck they could be aliens for all I know. What I do know is that I have been uable to find them in any microbiology text, any book on insects or arachnids, no crustacean book either, even the all knowing info-god Google has let me down so I am turning to you, my smart readers for help. Please help me find out what the hell these things are!!!!!

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More video of these terrifying critters can be found here
Photos of them can be found here Thank You.

About Oliver

Oliver Starr is a well known blogger, speaker and serial entrepreneur. His current blogging is focused on mobile technology and applications, green (eco-protective) technologies, and entrepreneurs and their companies. He is currently engaged as the Community Evangelist for, a new social curation tool. Oliver was also a professional cyclist and six time member of the US National Cycling Team.
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4 Responses to Please Help Identify These Monsters!

  1. Dave says:

    Well, when I first saw it I thought…”That’s easy! Tony Manero.” Then the more I looked at it I thought..wait! no! it’s Neo. Then I finally concluded it is likely Star Jelly..

  2. boab says:

    uuh, you’re seeing refracted light. slight movements change the shapes. there are no creatures.

  3. admin says:


    I’d meant to reply to your comment earlier but it somehow slipped off my radar.

    I really wish that it was just refracted light – that would be a much simpler solution to my mystery. That isn’t what it is, however – I am certain beyond a shadow of a doubt.

    I’ve added a new image to the post above (right at the end) and I think you’ll have to agree that there is just no way in the world that refracted light could combine to create the image above. And certainly if couldn’t do this multiple times from different angles bu yielding a substantially similar image each time.

    I’ve also got a lot more video that has significant movement in it even when ever aspect of the image and the equipment used to generate the image or locked in position both absolutely as well as relative to each other.

    Given the locking what else could be moving except that which is being imaged itself? Under these circumstances I’m not familiar with anything this small including nano-machines that can move without external forces being applied with the exception of living organisms.


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