- Remains Of Colt Devoured By Large Animal
Unknown Species Has Population On Edge
- By Juan Antonio Abarza
El Tribuno Digital (Salta, Argentina)
February 21, 2003
- The 31st Sheriff's Office at Rosario de la Frontera,
kicked off an investigation into the truth behind the existence of a strange
bipedal animal standing two meters tall, with a humanoid appearance, accused
of having devoured medium and large-sized animals and of attacking an undetermined
number of people in the forested area of Arroyo Salado, six kilometers
east of the city. According to witnesses, the beast had a hairy body, large
ears and eyes, powerful claws in its upper extremities, and issued deafening
- "As an initial measure, we have started interviewing
all those who claim having seen or had an encounter with this specimen,"
said the officer-in-charge of the delegation, Rene Humberto Tacacho. "We
will later request instructions from higher authorities, since if we are
faced with an unknown species, the most logical thing [to do] is to capture
it alive for subsequent study."
- While new details about the case emerged yesterday, after
first becoming known for two years ago, when a pair of lovers at Arroyo
Salado claimed having been attacked by the unknown creature, Jose Exequiel
Alvarez, the local fire chief and member of the "Juan Carlos Rivas"
archaeological and paleontological group, made plaster casts of the prints
found in the area and found the bony remains of a colt, eventually devoured
by the beast.
- "The bones were examined by veterinarian Luis Calder-n,
who confirmed they had been gnawed by an animal with sharp teeth, powerful
jaws and sharp incisors which even perforated the horse's bones."
Alvarez is preparing an expedition to capture the specimen.
- "The fact that El Tribuno is interested in the subject
has changed people's attitude: they are now more inclined to talk, and
I heard two astonishing stories: four young people who were attacked at
Arroyo Saldo and two teenagers who saw it running along the river's edge,
emitting deafening howls. We must solve this scientific riddle somehow,"
- Translation (C) 2003. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic
Ufology. Special thanks to Christian Hernan Quintero, PLANETAUFO.