years there have been reports of a strange creature roaming
the interior of Buenos Aires province. Most reports came in
from Luis Guillon, district of Esteban Echeveria. A rural
area known as Luis Guillon, is made up of several barrios.
Among them there is Barrio Lindo, Barrio Las Moreras, Barrio
Lavallol, and Barrio Bahia Blanca.
border of Barrio Lindo and Barrio Las Moreras there is a big
Estancia, and at the farthest point of Barrio Lindo there is
an old cemetery. It is around these barrios that the legend
of this creature begun. Some said that it was a werewolf,
others that it was a ghoul that robbed the cemetery and ate
the corpses, and even others said that it was a demon
looking for victims to possess.
at the beginning of 1960 that sighting of this creature
begun to increase. Tales of seeing a terrifying form, some
say it crawled on all four, some say it ran hunched over
like an ape, some even said that it moved in a rolling
motion on the ground, were common. Each sighting mentioned a
pack of wild dogs. Some said that the creature was chasing
it, following it, or running with it.
local people were prone to superstitions, and wild
imagination, so for sometime they we not taken seriously.
But reports continued to come in. People in those barrios
were afraid to come out at night. When they heard their own
dogs begin to bark at night, these people would go into a
panic, many praying out loud, crying, and such.
situation started to take a critical turn when a young boy
was almost stoned to death by these peasants as he was
accused of being the werewolf because he was the thirteenth
boy in a family of thirteen children, all boys. Then, an
adolescent girl was brutally attack one evening. Even though
her assailant was soon caught, people there claimed that he
was just a scapegoat so the authority would say that they
have solved the mystery.
the national media all this was a big joke. They would bring
people dressed up in gorilla suits or werewolf masks, during
the day, running down the main boulevard, while the
reporters yelled, “there's the demon of Luis Guillon!” The
locals did not laugh.
Finally, the local commandant for Luis Guillon put together
a team of officers who were deputized to find this “creature
of the night.” They were sent out in teams of two, and there
were three teams. Team number one came to Barrio Las Moreras;
team number two went to Barrio Lindo by the cemetery; team
number three were set up inside the forest area of the
estancia where the creature was last sighted.