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Mysterious Dwarf Causes Concern In Argentina

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 09:15:08 -0500
Archived: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 14:16:53 -0500
Subject: Mysterious Dwarf Causes Concern In Argentina

Source: noticiasonline.org (Junin de los Andes)
Date: 28 October 2002


Far from being yet another tale or childrens' story, the alleged
appearance of a strange individual has become the predominant
subject of local comment in this quiet Cordilleran town.

According to yesterday's edition of the 'Junin Dice' newspaper,
the story began as a mere neighborhood remark when a resident
made a call to the local sheriff's office reporting the presence
of a "strange little person" at his house.

According to the information, a police patrol reached the site
to ascertain the report and learned that the resident had been
visited by a small person that knocked at the door of his house,
requesting help, since "someone was beating on one of his
relatives" (sic).

The house's occupant stated that the creature was short in
stature, although given the fact that it was night time he was
unable to identify it clearly. However, he acceded to the
mysterious little man's request. He left his house but upon not
hearing other voices or cries for help, he chose to return home,
fearing it might all be a ruse to commit burglary during his

The mystery grew, since the "strange little person" vanished in
the dark of night.

Hours later, police received notice regarding a strange presence
in the 150-dwelling neighborhood, located to one side of
Boulevard Juan Manuel de Rosas. Once again, a patrol car
reported to the scene without ascertaining any developments.

The journalistic report continues by saying that days later, an
officer of the provincial police decided to inspect the location
at 4:30 a.m. due to the incessant barking of dogs. He observed
the presence of a small person, some 80 cm tall, who was on the
pathway leading into a house. Upon realizing it was being
watched, the entity made a quick getaway.

Concerned by what he had seen, and according to the journalistic
source, the offcer made an identikit drawing of the suspect to
report the story to his superiors.

Hugo Jara, the main officer at Sheriff's Office #25, was
interviewed by a local station and confiremed the information on
both procedures, although no evidence was found to corroborate
the presence of the small person at the site.

The news spread like gunpowder theroughout the city, and
residents provided confirmation of the strange event, such as
the odd behavior of dogs that evening, with their incessant

Of course, jokes also spread among the townspeople, who
laughingly discussed the event in various gathering places. Some
radio shows took the opportunity to mention the subject and make
jokes or confect humorous stories about the character.

The fact is that the "goblin" or "gnome" as it became knonw
caused a sensation that shattered the city's habitual calm, and
has gone on to form part of the gallery of mysterious characters
in the area, such as El Cuero of Huechulafquen, the marine
creature seen several times in said lake.


Translation (C) 2002 Scott Corrales IHU
Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez

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