A woman walking on a beach in Egypt was shocked to come across an alien-like sea creature that had two jaws and no eyes.

Andrea Jud, 39, found the creature at Gabr el-Bint on the Sinai Peninsula, and said it looked similar to an orc from the Lord of the Rings, according to news.com.au.

“I didn’t touch it. Just looking at it made me feel uneasy,” she said. “It freaked me out. It looked like a Lord of the Rings orc.”

“I was camping with a bunch of friends, we had hiked to the location along the coast from Dahab,” she explained. “I saw it early in the morning when I was walking back from the shore... It looked really dead – the skin was dry and dark gray and patchy. It has a distinctive head, with an open mouth showing sharp teeth. There was an opening further back on the head where one would suspect the ears, but it might have been the gills.”

Jud said she was “surprised” by how big the creature was.

“It was gruesome to look at, and reminded me of the reality of death,” she said. “My initial impression was that it was a being who suffered a rather horrible death. I couldn’t figure out what kind of creature it was.”

The Swiss development consultant was curious to know what kind of creature this was. She shared her photos with a marine identification group on Facebook. Some people commented the creature was a “Baby Loch Ness monster."

“Voldemort, I think,” said another, referring to a Harry Potter character. A third said it could be a “demogorgon” – the monster from the Netflix series, Stranger Things. Some users said the creature having the jaws-within-jaws hints that it could be a Moray eel, which has a second set of jaws within their throat, Spy News reported [Google Translate showed].

While there was no confirmation on what the creature was, other questions like how the creature died and ended up so far beyond the surf also remained a mystery.

“It was too far inward to have been pushed there by waves, as far as I know,” Jud said. “The locals were fishing nearby and it might have been caught by them, but it was not near the other traces of fishing like sea shells. It was just alone.”

A man stands opposite the modern port at the harbour in Port Sudan at Red Sea State February 24, 2014.
A man stands opposite the modern port at the harbour in Port Sudan at Red Sea State February 24, 2014. Reuters / Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah