Friday, November 10, 2017

Argentina: A Strange Apparition in Ramada Paso (Dogman?)

Source: CORRIENTES HOY (Argentina)and Andrés Salvador
Date: 11.10.2017

Argentina: A Strange Apparition in Ramada Paso (Dogman?)

Voluntary fire brigades reported to Ramada Paso to fight a wildfire that broke out in the pastures. They were treated to the sight of a strange apparition.

Reporting to an emergency call, the Volunteer fire brigade left it headquarters last Monday (11.06) at 17:30 and headed for Kilometer 1084 of Route 12 in the jurisdiction of Ramada Paso.

Entering the property to fight the blaze, two women firefighters saw what they described as an upright dog, much larger than the normal ones, standing in a eucalyptus grove around 19:00 hours. They found this disturbing, and it surprised the entire crew.

Having notified their crew chief of this event, they were ordered to retreat to the fire truck while a second crew headed out from [the town of] Itatí toward the site. Upon reaching the field, they swept it with their floodlights but didn't see a thing - not a trace of the unknown quantity that had startled the firefighters.

[Note: The newspaper wisely avoids any speculation, but could the uprignt dog had been the legendary "lobizón" - the Argentinean Dogman? Or perhaps the less frightening Aguara Guasu (Chrysocyon brachyurus), the maned wolf known to walk on its two hind legs? We look forward to follow-ups on the story. Our thanks to Andrés Salvador for bringing it to our attention! -- SC]

[Translation (c) 2017, Scott Corrales, IHU]