- 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 Carreņo 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 Carreņo, 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
- 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", Carreņo 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 Carreņo 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 Carreņo.
- 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.
- 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
- "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
- 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
- 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