Nope, it wasn't me, alas. This washed up on the shores of North Carolina.
An interesting exchange from the comments:
Q: We keep seeing stories of deep sea fish appearing near shore. Is it just because these stories have suddenly become popular or is something going on in the deep ocean?
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A: It's because for the first time in the history of the planet, 7 billion people all have a tiny device with a camera on it on hand at all times and like to take pictures of every last little thing they see and immediatly post it on the internet for every other one of the 7 billion people to look at. Even rare sightings are no longer rare if you take into consideration the second hand nature of 99.999% of people becoming aware of