The first night, team one and team
three reported hearing a lot of dogs barking and a lot of people
running to their houses. Team two reported hearing howls coming
from beyond the cemetery area where there is a public garbage
dump, but concluded by the sounds that it was likely some
pranksters making the noises, as they sounded human, and there
are no wolves in this area. Local insisted that it was the
creature, a werewolf, making those noises.
The second night team number two
(Officer Arenas, and Officer Cabrera were in team number two.)
set up a facade near the dumpsite and waited. Around eleven at
night they heard noises, they went to investigate. Suddenly,
Officer Arenas reports, several wild dogs were startled, and
growled at them, Officer Arenas fire one shot from his pistol
and the dogs begun to run. Without warning a bizarre and
grotesque form jumped up and ran behind the fleeing dogs.
Officer Cabrera yelled and ran the opposite direction. Officer
Arenas watch in amazement, and kept his form. Being dark he
could not identify what he saw, but it was a creature running on
two legs, in a strange gait, and appeared to have long hair.
Team number three (Officer Mendoza
and Mr. Torres made up team number three.) heard the shot, and
begun to move toward the cemetery. In the darkness, they saw the
silhouette of a pack of dogs running toward them. Officer
Mendoza, at once, took his service revolver and shot the two
lead wild dogs. As they fell, the other canines scattered.
Suddenly they heard an ear shattering inhuman shriek as they saw
a child like creature running and falling on one of the dogs. It
tried to make the dog get up. No use. The creature continued
whimpering, and shrieking. It obviously was mourning for the
fallen wild dog.
As officer Arenas and officer
Cabrera approached, in amazement, they all realized that this
was a small child, a young boy! He was dirty, and his hair dark
and matted as if wool from a black sheep.
Mr. Torres tried to capture the
child, but it fought like a wild animal, biting, and growling
fearlessly. It's interesting to see that this feral child did
not try to use his fingers to scratch or grab, kept his arms
flailing on his sides. It finally took four grown man to
The next morning he was taken,
secretly to avoid the media hype, to an institution for the
mentally retarded in Monte Grande. There they tried to “tame'
him, rehabilitate him. They tried reward and punishment as well
as positive reinforcement. It was very difficult. And his
constant growling and shrieking was upsetting the staff and
interned patients as well. A local teacher/nurse for the
institution, named Miss Rosita, begin to make progress. He took
a liking to her, and seemed at ease when she was around. Because
of his dark feature it was believed that this child might be of
indigenous decent. He was given the name “Negrito.”