A Mexican Mothman?

Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 6th, 2012

My latest Lair of the Beasts column at Mania.com focuses on the strange saga of a flying, winged thing in Mexico and begins like this…

“A cemetery in Guadalajara, Mexico that is noted for its highly decorative architecture, pillared buildings, elegant tombs and spacious, tree-enveloped grounds, Panteon de Belen was built in 1848 and closed its doors four years before the dawning of the twentieth century. But, that hasn’t stopped its residents from being highly active – which is somewhat notable since each and every one of them is, of course, quite dead! Not only that: Panteon de Belen can boast of being home to more ghosts, ghouls and fiends of the night than pretty much any other cemetery in Mexico – and quite possibly even the world, too. That same body of supernatural entities includes just about everything from pirates to bloodthirsty, undead vampires, and spectral hounds to a ghostly, shrieking nun. And, of relevance to my Lair of the Beasts columns, Panteon de Belen is the home of a flying, winged monster.”

And here’s the full post…

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2 Responses to “A Mexican Mothman?”

  1. Loren Coleman responds:

    By coincidence, I posted this at Cryptomundo in 2009:

    At Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, just a block from the Jardin in the Centro, in Mexico, one may observe the many murals and galleries that line the arched walls. One of them is the above Chupacabras mural. Note the panic among the people.Source.

  2. Mnynames responds:

    As I recall, that mural is also said to predate the supposed 1995 Puerto Rican origin of the Chupacabras by some years, no?

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