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Farmers Kill Mexican “Troll” With Machete

After killing it with a machete, local farmers snapped cell phone photos of the strange "Chiquimitio Beast"

In March of 2010, in the farming community of Chiquimitio, Michoacán, in Mexico, some locals encountered an odd creature creeping into town.

Described as having long arms and legs, a thin torso, and very little hair, the beast walked in on all fours before leaning up and standing on two.

The residents, frightened by the bizarre animal, attacked, lopping it’s head off with a machete and throwing it’s body to the dogs, who devoured it. But, thankfully, not before snapping a few photos and video.

The photos eventually made their way to Mexican paranormal investigation group La Esfera Azul, or “The Blue Sphere”, who finally placed them online yesterday. When interviewing a witness to the event, the man apologised for not saving the body for evidence, blaming a “temporary psychosis”.

Chiquimitio has a long history of sightings of creatures that have often been referred to as “trolls” or “elves”, and this particular capture could certainly shed light on those sightings.

So what, exactly, is the little creature? Is it a monster of unknown origin? Probably not. More likely, it’s an animal with a genetic defect called cyclopia so rare that it only occurs within about 1 in 16,000 born animals. You may remember this image of the one eyed kitten from a few years back, it’s very likely the same defect in the Chiquimitio Beast.

The "beast" was probably just a chihuahua suffering from a rare genetic defect called cyclopia.

As for the unfortunate animal with the defect, without a body it’s hard to be sure, but when looking at the photos taken from a different angle, it’s not a far leap to assume that it was just a really messed up chihuahua dog.

The interesting part about this case is that the eye witnesses claimed the creature walked into town on it’s own, and they had reported prior sightings of similar “monsters”, meaning that if the witnesses are to be trusted, this little guy (and possibly others) have been wandering around for awhile, something fairly incredible when considering the fact that almost all animals with cyclopia die very shortly after birth.

For more on the Chiquimitio Beast, including video footage, visit The Blue Sphere.

Greg Newkirk

Greg Newkirk

Senior Editor at Who Forted
Documentary film-maker, professional monster chaser, and mystery monger, Greg is the senior editor for Who Forted? 'Zine. When he's not occupied by writing about the wide world of the weird, he's busy directing and editing documentary films like The Bigfoot Hunter: Still Searching or writing about offbeat travel for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his new project: an original documentary web series titled Planet Weird. He currently lives in Cincinnati.
Greg Newkirk
Greg Newkirk

10 Comments

  1. Dana Newkirk

    06/10/2011 at 1:59 PM

    Poor scrappy. The worlds ugliest dog.

  2. Kunde

    06/10/2011 at 7:23 PM

    Well i guess im not sleeping tonight. Thanks.

  3. Lou

    06/14/2011 at 3:11 PM

    S.O.B !!!

    Why was I not called in on this crypto creature !!?! Im an expert on all MEXICAN. What you see here is what is referred to ITZAFUKOPI..in others words,,,a cross between a chinchilla & a chihuahua…bastard child of chupachoop.

  4. Lou

    06/20/2011 at 12:48 PM

    All seriousness….I finally found out what this thing ACTUALLY could be. If you google “1 eye piglet”. It looks surprisingly like this wretched mess.

    NEXT !

    • Greg Newkirk

      06/20/2011 at 1:14 PM

      Lou needs his own column. We throw out the latest conspiracy theories/crypto sightings/UFO reports/ghost stories and Lou has to solve them on the spot. We’ll call it “NEXT!”

      • Lou

        06/20/2011 at 3:14 PM

        I approve this idea of yours.

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  6. TJW

    01/20/2013 at 10:55 PM

    “Eye” witness. Snark.

  7. FuriousFran

    02/23/2013 at 4:52 PM

    It’s a goat kid afflicted with cyclopia. Often caused by does eating false hellebore.

  8. khurrwe3

    11/09/2013 at 3:33 AM

    i know what this is…its the basterd mother fucker asholll

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