Cencepcion, Chile - on October first of 2002, while vacationing in the Southern Chilean city of Concepcion, a group of family members found what appeared to a small humaniod creature. The miniscule being measures about 7.2 centimetres long. It has a relatively large head, two arms with longs fingers, and two legs. The discovery was first reported by "Mega News Service", which is the local news channel in the Santiago area.
According to previously gathered evidence an interviews conducted by journalist Rodrigo Ugarte, the bizarre creature was found among bushes by one of the children during an outdoors trip. The child allegedly picked it up and wrapped it with a piece of paper. The child claims that it stayed alive for about eight days, and in some instances, it even opened its eyes.
Nevertheless, after supposedly being dead for a few days, the small creature displays signs of advanced decomposition; it even appears to be in a strange state of mummification. Specialists from the University of Chile pointed out to a possibility that it might be a fetus from local wild life, such as a wild cat. However, they have not reached a conclusion to determine the exact species the supposed fetus could be scientifically associated with. They expect to carry out DNA testing in order to come up with a conclusion.
UNFOLDING EVENTS AND THE FAMILY'S TESTIMONY
The Henriquez Carreno family described the accounts to Terra.cl News Service, and how 22 days earlier, found the strange-looking creature. They provided shocking and bizarre details about the discovery. They invited the journalist inside their modest home, located in the suburban area Pintana.
Julio Carreno, the child that found the tiny creature, was the one in charge of showing it to members of the media. Carefully and jealously guarding it, he brought it inside a first-aid kit box, still marked with a red cross.
As he opened the box, the journalists were astounded to see the tiny humanoid-like creature, lying in the center of the box, among carefully placed cotton material. "It has changed color since we had found it. It used to be more pinkish; now, it has turned darker. May be it is turning darker because we are keeping it in the refrigerator", he explained. And indeed, some areas of its tiny body look almost as dry as a red pepper. The first thing that caught the attention of the journalists was the size of the skull in relation to the body. The fingers -located on what appear to be the hands- seem to have quite long fingernails: "They seem to be continuingly growing", Carreño said. The slanted-shaped eyes, although closed, can easily be seen. They are located on each side of the head.
The body, almost in its entirety, somehow appears to be mummified. In some parts of the extremities, tiny black stains can be seen. The carcass is very light and fragile; it is for that reason that it is kept inside the first-aid box with cotton inside. "We keep it inside the box to avoid causing any damage", they said.
Nowadays, for the Henriquez Carreño Family is almost normal to have frequent visits from journalists and other people interested in seeing the so-called humanoid-carcass. "A lot of people have come to visit us: Media, psychiatrists, and even people that claim to have special powers", said Mrs. Luisa Carreño.
HOW IT DIED
None of the members of the family could specify the exact day, nor the reasons to explain why the alleged creature died. However, they all agree that it was alive about eight days ago. "When we found it in Concepcion, it was able to open its eyes. Then a few days later, once we had returned to Santiago, it opened its eyes one more time. After that, it never opened them again. But there was something peculiar about that: When we thought it was already dead, the body was still warm, and it stayed warm for a long time. I always thought that a dead body was supposed to be cold", said Armando.
But because they were not able to determine whether the alleged creature was still alive or not, the family members waited too long the take it to the veterinarian, a specialist, or the local authorities in order to have it examined. Therefore, it died. "The truth is that we never really thought about it. But even after noticing that its body was still warm, we took it to a local veterinarian so he could give us an opinion. But the veterinarian was puzzled; he told us that this was the strangest thing, and he did not have a clue about what it really was", said Julio.
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In spite of the fact that this story is fairly recent (it broke on Monday, the 21st of October), rumors have already begun to spread in relation to it. Perhaps the most talked about rumor is the story about how the alleged creature made telepathic contact with the children's mother, which is completely false. "That rumor began when those people that claim to have super powers came to the house. A lady that claimed to be a medium was talking to people on the street about how she was able to communicate with the being using telepathy. When that happened, I did not notice anything out of the ordinary. I doubt that that ever took place", said Mrs. Luisa. Another version mentions how "the being" stood up and opened its eyes, which according to family members, it never happened. They assure that although it did slowly open its eyes at one point, it never stood up.
THE EXAMINATIONS OR LACK OF THEM
The family pointed out to Terra.cl that the only thing they can do is to wait for an educational institution or local health officials to carry out the necessary tests to determine the origins of the creature. "I am waiting for someone to do a DNA test. Nobody really knows what it is right now. Up until now, they have told me that they are still figuring out where these tests can be done. Unfortunately, when this happens, people tend to forget about the whole thing and it all turns into an inconvenience as time passes by", said Carrasco.
Many veterinarians have already expressed their interest to study "the being" -as they call it. However, none of them have conducted even a serious lab analysis.
The studies would allow them to determine if it is a fetus, an animal, or just a hoax. Furthermore, the preliminary results would indicate if this was indeed a living being of biological form -something that must be made clear in order to proceed with any further studies. If indeed this was, at one point in time a living being, a more in-depth analysis may determine its origin, whether it is from local wild life, from earth or perhaps even extraterrestrial.
Special thanks to Cristian Riffo, Terra.cl, and Jaime Ferrer
Translation by Mario Andrade
Article copyrighted to Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo
© Copyright Beyond the Studio 2003. Philip Shipley and Rob Townshend.
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Dr. Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo: Author of "UFO Contact from Undersea", Host of "Looking For An Answer", A Radio Talk Show in Miami. Current Publication "MIAMI CHUPACABRAS" He is currently writing "UFO's OVER CUBA", "DANGER IN OUR CONSCIENCE".
Dr. Virgilian has been investigating UFO activity since 1956 when he saw his first UFO at Havana University.
He earned his Doctor in Law Degree there in 1960 and came to the United States later that year. He has lectured in schools, universities, and various international UFO forums and symposiums around the world.
He was appointed Special Representative at Large for South America by MUFON.
He has been as a bridge between many Spanish UFO Groups and the U.S. He has studied the CHUPACABRA and UFO activity in Miami and in Chile. He is the President of the MIAMI UFO CENTER a non-profit organization registered in Florida.
Tiny Humanoid Creature Found in Chile
by Dr. Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo
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