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Chile - Winged Creature Matches Up With Mexican Image
2004 07 08

By Esteban Leal |

Diario El Centro - The "winged dogs" that attacked Juan Acuņa, and the ones allegedly responsible for sheep and hen deaths, continue to spread fear in Parral.

PARRAL - The description given by Juan Acuņa Perira, who was attacked by unknown animals he likens to "winged dogs", coincides remarkably with an image published by a Mexican newspaper [in 1996- translator's note], an image that has been circulated throughout the Internet and was neither denied nor classified as true by researchers of strange phenomena.

The peasant described the creature as an earless dog with shining eyes, and more telling yet, the bite he suffered on one of his feet clearly shows a triangular, three-fanged bite.

The deep scratches to his arms upon resisting the attack sunday morning are proof of claws as the ones shown [in the photograph of the strange creature]. The injuries were analyzed on Monday by experts of the Forensic Medical Service of Cauquenes at the request of the Parral D.A.'s office. Physicians concluded that Acuņa was indeed attacked by an animal, but one belonging to an unknown species, as reported by EL CENTRO.

The peasant was attacked as he walked across a pasture near Canal Fiscal, close to Calle 2. He claims that two specimens attacked him, the smallest being the fiercest, and went for his throat. He brushed this one off with both arms, leaving deep scratches in his upper body which testified to what he told Carabineros [State Police] at the Reina Luisa barracks. He added that he then fell to the ground and was bitten in an ankle. He took off as best he could and jumped into the canal's waters, followed by the flying specimens, who hovered waiting for him to come out. He tried, but the strange creatures renewed their attacks until they finally desisted and the peasant was able to ask for help.

Ever since the case became known on local and national radio and newspapers on Monday, fear and jokes have spread throughout the community, where strange events had been taking place since the previous week: the first one to become known involved the death of a dozen hens at a local commune, where a resident claimed having seen the shadows of two unknown creatures that flew away from the field until they lost themselves in the vineyards.

Photos of the attack on Mr. Acuņa:

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Reported Winged Creatures Panic Chilean Peasants
2004 07 05

By Scott Corrales |

Diario la Discusion (Chile) - Juan Acu'a looks scared. He first runs away from the press and then argues that he's tired of telling his story to the press out of a fear that no one will believe him anyway. The fact of the matter is that around 2 a.m. on Sunday, he went to drop off his brother-in-law and on his return home, he lived through an indescribable situation that he still cannot understand.

"I was on my way to the smallhold where I live and two animals crossed my path--a large one and a small one. One bit my leg while the other went for my face. I shielded myself with my arm to defend myself. Later I jumped into the Canal Fiscal and managed to come up in front of my brother in law's house with my clothing all ripped. They called the ambulance and I was taken to the hospital, getting there at 5:30 a.m. They cured me there, but nothing else," Acu'a explained.

The resident says that the creatures were tremendously strong, and that he was in fear for his life all the time, since he still couldn't figure out what they were. "I think they may come back. I felt their claws...look at my body. They were always going for my face. I jumped into the canal because they wouldn't go into the water. They followed me along the edge and then flew. They were dog-faced and had wings. This isn't a normal situation, I told myself. They were much stronger than me; they got on top of me," he noted.

Meanwhile, the district attorney of Parral, Ricardo Encina, noted that the injuries had been evidenced, but couldn't tell what caused them. "He has, in fact, defensive injuries on his arms, shoulders and back. He's very affected by what happened. We've initiated transactions such as a visit to the site, we've spoken to the victime and he has an appointment to see a physician. Then we'll know what we're up against."

The D.A. dismissed the possibility that the wounds were caused by a human. "All I can think is that it's not an attack by a person, since these arent the cutting wounds we're used to seeing when a knife is involved. Nor does he shows blows, as though someone had given him a beating. Nor does he have the scratches characteristic of someone who fell down by being drunk. That's not what it is, but I couldn't tell you the exact nature of the injuries," he stated. Ricardo Encina confirmed that a few days ago there were reports of hen slayings near Parral, but it wasn't possible to determine what kind of animal was involved.

Ana Maria Gajardo, the victim's spouse, is upset by her husband's situation. "I'm upset because he wasn't hospitalized long enough to run tests. We're concerned about his bruises. I'm afraid that he might get some sort of infection and we don't know what'll happen. I want him to be seen by a doctor, because this is the first case we've had like this," she argues. According to Maria Gajardo, when she was on her way to work a few hours before the event, she saw "a large bird" in the vicinity of Canal Fiscal. "This isn't a joke. They take advantage of us because we're poor. If we had money he'd be in the hospital and everything would be taken care of."

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