Ok, I'd been seeing rumors and mudslinging about a flaming skeleton in Sonic 2 Beta. Well, I did find a skeleton! It's not flaming...but it's a skeleton.
I've known ever since I read about the S2 Beta that it didn't include the animation for water splashing, that instead it had brown blobs or bubbles. Well, while playing in the HPZ, I noticed something about that "fake water splash" animation. So, I jumped into the water again, and paused it...a skeleton!
A skull is CLEARLY visible, and the rest, although somewhat pixelated, resembles the torso of a skeleton. I can't seem to identify the species of the skeleton though. Weird!
Dude, that actually freaks me out a little...and not just because Halloween is coming up soon O_o