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Argentina: Return of Chupacabas Alarms Rural Santiago del Estero

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
August 8, 2006

Date: August 6, 2006


Residents of this province found a group of kid goats slain in a pen. The case shares several similarities with events that took place four years ago plus a new feature: the presence of strange lights. The ghost of the "red-muzzled mouse."

Three years ago, several rural districts in Argentina produced reports concerning the presence of mutilated cattle, causing INTI authorities to intervene and find an answer in the presence of the carrion rodent better known as "the red-muzzled mouse."

The narratives, which shared the same tone as those involving the Chupacabras - a sort of extraterrestrial monster engaged in attacking livestock in various parts of Latin America - appeared to vanish after the official explanation and there was practically no further discussion of the topic.

However, in a rural sector near the Santiago locality of Garza, Department of San Martin, the story appears to have flashed up from the embers.

According to the El Liberal newspaper, goat carcasses were found mutilated with surgical precision in a pen of the Quimilioj wilderness, 16 km from the aforementioned locality.

The goats showed no signs of having been attacked by carrion animals, at least not known ones, nor signs of putrefaction, much like the cows found in the same region in 2002.

The strange animal deaths, according to locals, was preceded by the sighting of strange lights flying over the area.

(Translation (c) 2006. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU).
Special thanks to Virgilio Sanchez Ocejo, Miami UFO Center).

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