Friday, September 18, 2009

Panama youth claim to have killed alien

The discovery of a strange creature in Cerro Azul, Panama, sparked controversy among the people, for what some say might be a creature from another planet, others simply believe that it is just an animal.

A few young men were having fun on a hill when they saw at the entrance of a cave a creature that was approaching them. They were frightened and stoned it to death.

Panama's Channel 13 showed images of a strange creature that appeared last weekend in Cerro Azul, east of Panama City, and alarmed local residents.

According to Telemetro, polemic unleashed between those who believe it is an animal and those who think it's an extraterrestrial creature.

No authorities said anything about the find.

Telemetro said four children, aged between 15 and 16, saw the "thing" out of the water fall of Cerro Azul and stoned it to death, afraid of being attacked.

Here are some photos of the alleged alien.

http://momento24.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/extraterrestrecol.jpg

Personally, I believe this isn't an alien. What kind of intelligent being, capable of traveling light years across the galaxy, if not the universe, would be hiding in some cave (wearing no clothing) and then be stoned to death?

I was talking to Katrina Neufeld last night via Twitter about the creature and she mentioned that she thought it might be a sloth. It’s hard to say without a close-up of the creature’s hand to see if it has long curved claws that sloths are known for having. But a sloth does have a snout similar to what is shown in the pictures, albeit it’s black.

Perhaps this is an albino or some sort of mutant sloth (which would explain the lack of any hair and skin pigment). As far out there as that theory is, it seems more plausible than that of an alien being stoned to death in a cave in the middle of the jungle.

Link to original story.

1 comments:

katina said...

I'm not sure what it is but I read that some people thought it might be a sloth. Here's an article that explores that very idea: http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/09/panamanian_blue_hill_monster.php