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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Creature at Lake Cisnes

 

Lago Cisnes

Lake Cisnes, Chile. From [3]



 

Lake Cisnes, which in Spanish means Swan Lake, lies just north of the Southern Continental Ice Field (48°25’ S, 72°39’ W) beside Chilean Lake O’Higgins (San Martín in Argentina).

It is home to the “Animal in Lago Cisnes”, described as having the upper half of a cow, and its bottom part, of a black colored horse. “In another version, the animal is half cow (above) and half water animal (bottom)”.[1]

An eye witness named Ernesto Bahamondez noticed on a day that the lake was very calm, that “something dived into the water […] the front part was like a cow, the rest was a water animal, a fish […] it also walked on the lake” – perhaps meaning that it swam".[2]

Bibliography.

[1] Mansilla Contreras, J., (2007). Relatos Orales Aisensinos. Diario el Divisadero, Coyhaique, Chile. 16.10.2007.
[2] Villa O'Higgins Expediciones. Villa O'Higgins. Aysén, Chile. Historias Patagónicas. Online.
[3] Biblioredes. Online.




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