A woman was cast up on the shore of Alba this year. Her length [was] 192 feet; the length of her plaits 16 [feet]; the length of the fingers of her hand 6 feet; the length of her nose 6 [feet]; her body as white as a swan or the foam of a wave.
– Annals of Inisfallen, AI906.2.
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Interestingly, other Irish Annals record a similar fantastic event. What possibly could have happened for a learned scribe to record such an unbelievable occurrence? A whale perhaps?