- CONCEPCION, Chile -- On October first of 2002, while vacationing in the
Southern Chilean city of Concepcion, a group of family members found what
appeared to be a small humanoid creature. The miniscule being measures
about 7.2 centimeters long. It has a relatively large head, two arms with
long 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 and 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 Carreño family described the accounts
to Terra.cl News Service, and how 22 days earlier, they 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 of Pintana.
- Julio Carreño, 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",
- FALSE RUMORS
- 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.
- 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, Ovnis Terra.cl, and
- Translation by Mario Andrade