Remember the scene in Return of the Jedi where Boba Fett is swallowed by the sarlacc pit? By the looks of these photos, it wouldn't surprise me if George Lucas was inspired by the Northern Stargazer fish it may look like a horror that existed a long, long time ago in a galaxy far away, but this thing is alive and well right now...and it lives just off the coast of the United States.
Meet the Northern Stargazer -- a two-foot-long fish that likes to hang out on the ocean floor like this as you can see, its face sits at the top of its head -- and not even the fish itself is comfortable with it.
This creepy design makes it easier for the fish to hide from prey, if you live in the eastern U.S., watch your step when you visit the beach.
As if its appearance wasn't horrible enough, it uses electric shocks to stun its prey. The sarlacc pit was big enough to swallow several of Jabba's men in a single, thousand-year-long gulp. The Northern Stargazer, on the other hand, is about the size of two Subway sandwiches. But as far as I'm concerned, this is the most terrifying creature in our galaxy.
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