Thursday, November 20, 2008

Argentina: Mutilating Entity Adds to Mystery in Victoria

Mutilating Entity Adds to Mystery in Victoria
By Silvia Pérez Simondini

On November 12, 2008 another strange manifestation occurred in this locality, which evidently remains the area for deep mysteries.
This occasion involved the mutilation of a small rabbit, which shows us the impunity with which such deeds are committed.
The animal’s owner says that at 8 pm on the previous evening, she fed the animal for the night and awoke to find it in the condition displayed in the photographs. Brick walls on all sides enclose the site: the only open area is the roof. It is divided by another wall, with the rabbits (3 of them) on one side and hens and chickens on the other.

Even though there are dogs on the property, no one heard anything that night. The following night, at around 2 a.m. the family heard a commotion in the henhouse. They got out of bed and headed for the location, fearful on account of the previous day’s activities. An older woman had the courage to venture forth, and found a being that stood more or less 1 meter tall in a corner, menacing five of her chickens. According to her description, this entity had clawed hands and was jet black – even though it was night, it was darker than the encircling, moonlit darkness. She thought it might attack her, so she cried out and summoned her son, but when she turned around to do so, the creature was no longer there. She doesn’t know how it vanished, but she didn’t see it again.

The first thing she did was sacrifice all her poultry, fearing that they could be infected by something. The previous day she had put down a rooster that began to tremble uncontrollably and was unable to remain standing, finally falling down and never getting up again. At the time of this writing, there is another rooster in the same condition. The woman tells me that she will bring it to me while it is still alive, since Pablo Puchet and I already videotaped the manner in which the rooster walks with great difficulty.

A black fungus that desiccates plants is growing behind the place where these events occurred. We took samples of them, which along with the rabbit and almost surely the rooster, will be sent to the School of Agronomy and Veterinary Science of the University of Buenos Aires.

I am omitting the person’s name to keep curiosity-seekers from visiting her and keep us from conducting our research, since our intention is to stake out the location. I will continue reporting on this situation as events develop.