11/11 Winged Weirdies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 11th, 2006

Winged Chupacabras

Eleven years ago on the eleventh day of the eleventh month…

November 11, 1995, Zacapa, Guatemala – During a spate of bizarre animal killings in the area, Alicia Fajardo encountered a strange winged creature on her property at around one o’clock in the morning. She described it as about four feet tall, with large bat-like wings, huge oval-shaped eyes, and a large mouth with huge protruding fangs. It was covered with dark hair and had a tail and claw-like feet. The creature flew away in an upward spiral emitting a strange humming sound. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, case # 2565, citing Jorge Martin, Evidencia OVNI, issue #12).

November 11, 1995 – On this night in El Rosario, Puerto Rico farmer Elliot Feliciano fired his gun at a large creature that jumped the fence surrounding his home. He described the creature as between 3 to 4 feet tall, endowed with large eyes, and having what appeared to be wings. A large goat was also found dead and mutilated in the area. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1995, case # 3143, citing Scott Corrales).

Today, most of these would be lumped in the “Chupacabras” file, no doubt, if seen in a Latin country. In West Virginia, they might be called something else.

John A. Keel

More on Mothman in the coming days…on the 40th anniversary of the “first” sightings in West Virginia, and the enduring influence of John A. Keel on the stories.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

8 Responses to “11/11 Winged Weirdies”

  1. busterggi responds:

    Had these been reported in the Pacific NW they might have been taken to be young batsquatches.

    Chupas have been so variously described that its obvious that there is a lot of mis-id’ing happening. Especially of the canine sort.

    As to Mothman, if Batman hadn’t been on tv at the time to inspire its catchy name I think it would have faded immediately into obscurity. Mis-id’ed owls or cranes originally with generous portions of deliberate folklore added later.

  2. lorelady responds:

    Another bit of “winged weirdie” synchronicity; Wisconsin gets a Man Bat sighting Sept. 26, featuring something with a wolflike head and batlike wings the size of a man (see cnb-scene.com site, brayupdate page), and the new issue of FATE recounts a reader story of a Man Bat sighting in Texas, with a head described as “canine, like a wolf.” One big difference was that the Wisconsin encounter left the two witnesses immediately sick. One vomited seven times and the other, who was nauseated but unable to vomit fully, ended up with a type of pneumonia that was finally diagnosed as neither viral nor bacterial, but “toxic.” Six weeks later, he has not fully recovered.

  3. mememe responds:

    Would be interesting to consider how you should deal with this creature if you meet one and if you was hunting one what would you take ..




    Insect Spray

    Camera or video

    Pepper Spray

    And how or what effect these things would have or be of use.

  4. Rillo777 responds:

    I don’t know. Some of these things sound more paranormal or products of misidentification in the excitement of the moment. Still I guess it doesn’t hurt to keep an open mind.

  5. sschaper responds:

    Sounds like a fruitbat in Wisconsin, except for the scale and the climate. Scale at least is something that witnesses usually get wrong, perceiving the thing as much larger than it is, though the difference between a fruitbat and this thing is pretty extreme.

  6. shovethenos responds:

    And if it was sighted in New Jersey it would be called the “Jersey Devil”.

    The Jersey Devil has been reported to have bat-like wings. And its also been reported to have a deer-like head, which is pretty similar to a fruit bat’s – long snout, large eye, large ears.

  7. TheHunter responds:

    “November 11, 1995 – On this night in El Rosario, Puerto Rico farmer Elliot Feliciano fired his gun at a large creature…”

    In this encounter, is it known whether or not the creature was hit by the shot? If so what type of “gun” was used, and what effect did the hit have? You can hit a deer at 50 yards with bird shot from a shotgun and there will be no effect, other than the deer running hell bent for the horizon. A little more detail in the encounter would be nice.

  8. shadow_girl responds:

    I believe in these sightings. On April 2nd, 2010 about 10pm I was arriving home & in my neighbors yard I saw this huge black winged creature, my headlights caught it. It looked to be 9ft. tall. Then I saw it again in Dec. 2010, it was a moonlit night I saw it flying south. This is as real as we are.

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