Chile: The Chupacabras Returns
Raul Núñez, director of Chile’s IIEE and regular contributor to Inexplicata, recently made us aware of the efforts of Ivan Voreved, another researcher affiliated with the IIEE. Mr. Voreved has been investigating a series of new farm animal deaths in Chile’s 6th Region in which the Chupacabras or IEA – Intruso Esporadico Agresivo (Sporadic Aggressive Intruder, the term preferred by researchers) appears to be the culprit.
Voreved notes that these attacks no longer appear to generate the media furor that they did six years ago, when Chile was wracked by its first major experience with the paranormal predator. The result has been a greater willingness on the part of experiencers to speak to serious researchers, in the awareness that they will not be laughed at or turned into figures of fun by big-city reporters. “These details,” he writes, “could in time yield positive results toward explaining the phenomenon, which has achieved sociological proportions in many parts of the world.”
On April 6, 7 and 8 of 2007, says Voroved, a series of strange events involving the presence of a strange creature took place in Pan de Azúcar, a town in Chile’s 6th Region. The witnesses, known only by their initials – J.C. and A.R. –
report that at eight o’clock in the morning on April 7, A.R. discovered twenty-nine dead chickens in a coop on the property. The bewildered farmhand noticed that the birds gave the appearance of having been “crushed” by something, and one of them displayed a hole in its back that reached down into its entrails. The hen looked completely bloodless and all of the carcasses displayed a certain orderliness about them (INEXPLICATA readers will remember the meticulous alignment of the animal carcasses in Dorado, Puerto Rico during the 1995 wave of exsanguinations). Neither the owners nor neighbors could find an explanation to this event.
The story does not end here. Voroved adds that another unusual event occurred on a dirt road not far from the original attacks: some witnesses reportedly saw “something like a black trash bag” falling off the roof of a house. Upon closer inspection, it looked like a “dark spot” that moved, jumped, and then took to the air as the incredulous witnesses approached. The bizarre entity measured approximately a meter and half, according to their estimates, and the swiftness of its flight was amazing.
J.C. professes to be a skeptic in matters involving the Chupacabras or IEA, but has been unable to find a rational explanation to the events that occurred on his property. The witnesses to the dark creature that fell from the side of a house before flying away remain deeply shaken by their experience; other local residents made them aware of similar happenings in the vicinity that have generally been ascribed to the Chupacabras, as the community was also a target for such activity earlier in the decade.
Our thanks to Raul Núñez and Ivan Voreved for keeping us apprised of Chupacabras activity in South America.