A mock-up of a creature reminiscent of the infamous Mothman. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Mostlymade
A strange report has emerged from Chile this week detailing sightings of a peculiar winged creature.
The report focuses on the testimony of a young man who witnessed a mysterious animal flying between two trees near Bustamante Park in Santiago de Chile. It was described as measuring up to two meters in height with a body shape that resembled that of a manta ray.
While the man's account of the sighting was initially met with skepticism, soon afterwards several other witnesses came forward to claim that they too had seen something strange that seemed to resemble what he had described.
One woman stated that she'd also seen a "flying manta ray" that was remarkably human-like. Another witness, who told of his encounter in an e-mail, claimed that he had even observed the entity feasting on something.
"My wife and I saw this creature in one of the towers of the San Francisco church in Santa Isabel, and it was eating something similar to a dog," he wrote. "I think that if you inspect this tower you will find its remains. Unfortunately, I have no evidence to give you beyond my wife's report and my own."
There's little to indicate that these reports are being taken seriously by authorities however stories of "winged men" are not unheard of in the region. Journalist Osvaldo Murray wrote about similar accounts in the 1980s in his book entitled "Los Seres de Luz" which means "The Beings of Light."
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