From: Scott Corrales <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 09:39:08 -0400 Fwd Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 15:11:54 -0400 Subject: UpDate: Bombardment Takes Place in Chile's 2nd Region Dear Friends, Despite admonitions from a number of parties to "stop informing the public about the Chupacabras activity in South America", I feel that I have no choice in the matter. The phenomenon has been occuring since 1995 in the most disparate locations--Puerto Rico, Mexico, the U.S., Spain, Portugal, Brazil and now Chile and Argentina--and the physical manifestations of the creature/entity/whatever have been wildly different from one nation to another, according to eyewitness reports. The easy solution--drawn along ethnic lines--has been to dismiss the matter as a phantasm of the Iberoamerican and peninsular Spanish peoples, yet a similar solution is never posited for the Loch Ness monster as a similar phantasm of the Anglo/Celtic mindset. Any such suggestion would be met with hostility, and well it should. I have refrained from posting anything to my own list or the lists of others that smacks of FOAFtales or other secondhand information (which invariably includes some of the most fascinating information). My sources have always been from newspapers or their respective websites, and in certain cases, transcripts of radio shows furnished by sources in Chile and Argentina. I am not a scientist--merely a writer and translator, and I limit myself to these endeavors. Scientists or the science-minded would therefore be best advised to stop reading these messages in order to avoid undue mental distress to themselves. My apologies for inserting myself into the news item, but I felt (rightly or wrongly) that a clarification of my position was necessary. The following newspaper account will strain my credibility even further, I fear. Very best regards, Scott Corrales Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU) www.inexplicata.com **************************************************************** Bombardment Takes Place in Chile's 2nd Region Source: "La Estrella del Loa" (newspaper) Date: Monday, July 31, 2000 *** Claims indicate that a jet bombarded the area between Pedro de Valdivia and Maria Elena Last week, two students faced the creature on Galvarino Street. The animal observed them and levitated, but refrained from attacking them. The sightings are increasing as the authorities maintain their silence. A "nest" where these entities would have reproduced was discovered in an area located to the northeast of the road which joins the Maria Elena Salt Mines office (a town having a population of 8,000) and Pedro de Valdivia (which was abandoned in 1996). According to residents of Maria Elena, who claimed having witnessed the event, a large detonation accompanied by a tremor shook the houses of the commune on July 20, 2000. All area residents are accustomed to the sounds produced by the explosives operated in the Pampa, and this made them realize that something strange was afoot. This coincided with the flyover of a military aircraft over the area since early hours of the morning--an event corroborated by several inhabitants. The witnesses are employees of a contractor firm which was engaged in work at a location not far from where the events took place. According to their testimony, the jet flew past and bombarded an area which had been characterized as a "Chupacabras nest" by men working nearby. [The area] was filled with small hills and mounds which have eroded into caves suitable for use as a shelter by the animal. A BIRTHING LOCATION Researchers of the subject reported a few days ago that the absence of sightings in recent weeks were the result of a period in which the animal was in a reproductive phase, which would require a dark location not far from population centers, since it is indispensable that their source of nourishment be nearby. The explosion--which was heard at a distance of several kilometers--took place between 08:30 and 09:45 hours without anyone having produced an explanation for the event. The Chupacabras staged a reappearance after these events elapsed--not only once, but several times and in different parts of the commune. The latest case, and one of the ones which achieved greatest prominence, involved three students from the "Arturo Perez Canto" school who were returning to their homes in the early evening (1900 hours) along Galvarino Street. At that moment, they encountered one of the creatures (which had already been seen simultaneously in different locations). They explained that one of them realized there was a animal on the rooftops, which then jumped off and landed in front of the startled youngsters. According to their story, the animal did not attack, but they found it impossible to move, largely out of the fear that this event had caused in them. When they tried to react by huddling protectively against each other, the creature levitated some 30 centimeters off the ground, continuing to observe them. Only after less than ten seconds had elapsed were the children able to escape toward their homes, each of them telling their parents about the experience. The elders were unable to calm the terrified students down. Upon discussing the animal's characteristics they all agreed in that it had large yellow eyes, dense black-and-grey hair [..] of a dense textur and standing approximately 1.50 meters tall. They also recognized a penetrating odor similar to that of ammonia which the animal might employ to paralyze his prey and humans who stumble upon it. In any event, no direct attacks have been recorded on people, giving rise to the belief by researchers of the subject that it was "a genetic manipulation effected by humans and made aware that it should not harm [its creators]." MORE DEAD ANIMALS Residents of Maria Elena continue finding dead cats and dogs with perforations similar to those of the first felines apparing in different areas of the commune. Yet they claim having received "third-party" warnings urging them to conceal the information. This has caused many to have chosen to take the [dead] animals and deposit them in dump located behind the Las Piscinas sector, where there exist a number of places used as refuse pits. It is worth noting that the creature was seen here a little more than a month ago by a worker from a contractor firm, who also claims having heard the creature scream, a detail reported by this newspaper at the time. The importance of the events taking place in the Chilean Pampa are evinced by the arrival of Miami-based ufologist Dr. Virgilio Sanchez Ocejo, who is investigating the incidents transpired in Calama and Maria Elena. He indicated that the cases reported in numerous areas, as well as those reported by the residents of other sectors and mining deposits are identical to the cases known in Puerto Rico and in Central America, leading him to presume that it is the same creature or at least one having similar characteristics. Given that it has increased in strength over time, the notion that the animal reproduces over a brief period of time would explain the increase of sightings in the area, since it would no longer be a matter of one but several "critters" being seen in the area. In any event, apparitions of the Chupacabras--or whatever the creature might be--have grown apace in recent days, thus making necessary an official declaration, or at least an explanation, of what is happening in the area. # # # # Translation (c) 2000. Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU). Special thanks to Ms. Liliana Garcia.
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