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This Guy Claims To Have Caught A Three-Eyed Fish In New York City

NOVEMBER 10, 2015  —  By Mike Cahill  
Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill

Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts.

New York City is the city of dreams for many people. Creators and professionals flock here from around the world to achieve the impossible. While many will fail, those who make it in New York usually never want to leave.

One guy just reached an unconventional goal in the Big Apple. Everyone told him it was impossible. They said it could never happen. He didn't listen to them and kept on trucking. This week, he realized a lifelong dream by catching a three-eyed catfish in Brooklyn's extremely polluted Gowanus Canal.

No, it wasn't that fish, but it looks pretty similar.

Here is the three-eyed catfish in question. Can you spot the extra eyeball on the top of its head?

Footage of the beast was submitted to Gothamist. Here's what the tipster wrote along with it: "Bunch of people were crowding this dude fishing near Whole Foods on Gowanus," he wrote. "He caught a three-eyed catfish. Some lady was flipping out 'cause he whacked it dead, and she said they were trying to preserve the remaining wildlife there or something. It was a crazy scene. He said he was gonna eat it! Crazy."

Here's the original video:

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In case you're unfamiliar with the Gowanus Canal, it's one of the most polluted waterways in the entire city. In 2010, the EPA put the canal on its list of superfund sites.

(via Gothamist)

Is this true, or is it a hoax? Being a resident of this great city, I'm very tempted to say that this is real. But then again, experts who weighed in said that it's a total fake. I don't even know what to believe.