A lesser known Bigfoot-like creature, the Ucumar, is reported in the jungle-covered mountainous areas of Chile and Argentina. Josh Gates and the “Destination Truth” team will go in search of it on their next Tuesday episode.
The Ucumar is reported to be the size of a dog, but walking on two legs. A veterinarian who studied the photos said it was anthropomorphic, but had exaggerated incisors. It was like nothing she had ever seen.
From The Weekly Constitutional: On July 23, 2010, a rancher and his nephew (who both chose to remain anonymous) went out into their fields to round up their cattle. It was there that they came upon the unknown creature.
Frightened by it big glowing green eyes and it's banshee like cry, the two gauchos fired a shot at the creature, killing it.
Upon examining the creature (dead from ahead shot), the ranchers discovered that they had killed a baby Ucumar.
Fearing reprisal from the creature's mother, the two cut off the dead animal’s head (ya know, to prove they actually saw it) and tossed the headless body into a near-by canyon.
The Ucumar is often referred to by locals as a bear man with bear legs and feet, but short and fat with long hair and living in gulches and caves.
I admit to a huge fascination for cryptids. People who live in an area and report something unusual should be listened to carefully. The villagers who had seen the great ape were considered storytellers until the great apes were discovered. If you live in the Phoenix suburbs, you expect to see javelina, coyotes and even an occasional loose cow wandering into your neighborhood, but should an armadillo arrive, we will be chattering excitedly about this strange creature that does not belong here. We know what belongs. People in remote areas know what belongs. They also keenly know what does NOT belong.
I'm not sure what Josh will find. I will take a wild stab at it—nothing! If he does ever come across something, it will hit the news before the episode is ever aired, like that yeti footprint episode. But, I do look forward to the remote locations, the eyewitness accounts and the creepy location. Looking for anything in the dark is always creepier. Have you ever gone out and called for your dog in the dark backyard? Those first rustlings in the bushes still make your heart beat faster, even though you know it's just “Scout.”
El Bruja atlarcomulco is a Mexican supposedly captured witch captured in a village:
Here's a good story of a Mexican farmer who supposedly found and killed an alien
How about this supposed baby alien found in Chile?
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. More here.
I love my cryptids, but the lesser known ones are really freaking creepy and legends have always been something I adore. I can get all caught up in the scary story telling. Imagine seeing these and hearing the stories and then being told to hike around in the places they were supposedly found? You'd be kind of twitchy, huh?
Well, I hope you enjoyed your Shivers Monday. I think I'll do this after the TV guide on Monday mornings. It's fun to find ways to creep y'all out.
**If you would like the full transcript of the Josh Gates Q&A, just email me at email@example.com. He is a very well-spoken, articulate man, and just as witty and charming as on the show. The real deal. I don't believe I even heard so much as one "um" or "ah" out of him.**