Monday, May 29, 2023

Argentina: The Ucumar Zupai Appears in Salta Yet Again












Source: Cronica (Argentina)

Date: 28-may-2023

Cronica Newsroom

The Shadowy "Ucumar" Appears in Salta, Causing Panic: "I Saw It, Vomited, and My Blood Pressure Went Up"

There is great concern in the northern reaches of the country on account of a sighting of the Ucumar, the Argentinean Bigfoot known for its beastly appearance, similar to that of a bear, merged with human features and of enormous size. Cronica HD spoke to a local correspondent.

Myth or reality? The fact is that the legend of the Ucumar resurfaced in the province of Salta. This Argentinean beast, resembling a bear with human features, went viral after a local smallholder had a face to face encounter with the creature - a sighting that caused him to vomit and experience overwhelming fear on account of its terrifying looks.

Correspondent Sebastian Cruz spoke with Cronica HD about the mystery that causes sleepless nights for locals, providing information on the looks of this mysterious beast, approximately 1.80 meters tall, resembling a bear combined with a man, and with fiery red eyes, as described by those who saw it up close.

The urban legend of Argentina's Bigfoot re-emerged following the eyewitness account of Angel Pacheco, the smallholder who claims to have seen it during a face-to-face encounter that lasted 20 minutes. "I saw it, it made me vomit, and my blood pressure went up," said the man about its beastly appearance and the terrifying look of its red eyes. He claims that he is not lying and has no reason to do so: "I'm well aware of what a bear looks like, and I also know what an Ucumar is."

Residents of the community of Metán in Salta claim having seen the beast wandering over the hills, rivers and lagoons. It was seen a total of 33 times in the area, although there is no audiovisual evidence up to now that will substantiate its existence; however, there is the eyewitness testimony of those who live in the fields, and confirm its presence.

The story came about with the experience of Rogelio Martinez in the year 2001, when he claimed seeing the gigantic creature in Metán. "I hunted so much that the Pachamama visited this punishment upon me so I would withdraw, and wouldn't hunt so much," the man stated to the media at the time.

The myth became widespread over the region, which covers the expanse of northern Argentina. Others who claim having seen it believe the Ucumar "has powerful sexual overtones" and as a rule behaves aggressively toward woman and young people.

[Note: Contrary to the article's indications, the existence of the Ucumar Zupai, as it is called, is not a recent phenomenon and goes back decades if not centuries, to be found in myths dating back to Inca times. In 1958, a group of campers had an Ucumar sighting at Rengo, 80 miles form Santiago de Chile. They described it as a giant 'monkey-man'. One of these witnesses, Carlos Manuel Soto, swore to police officers investigating the case that he had seen a 'man covered with hair' in Cordilleras, one of Chile's provinces. Earlier, in 1956, Claudio Spitch had found seventeen inch tracks on the Argentinean side of the Andean Range at an elevation in excess of 16 thousand feet. Similar tracks were later found in Salta, and residents of Tolor Grande heard unearthly screams emanating from the Curu-Curu mountains.]

[Translation (c) 2023 S. Corrales for Inexplicata with thanks to Cronica]