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Carbuncle

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posted on Nov, 26 2017 @ 09:08 PM
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I haven't seen any topics anywhere about this creature. ATS is practically void of discusions.

The Carbuncle is a south american animal that has a gem growing from it's forehead. It has feline appearance, but many describe it a rodent, a bird or even a reptile.

Can anyone here tell me more about the creature? Maybe more info or something interesting?




posted on Nov, 26 2017 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: ZeroFurrbone

Wow that's a new one. Local folklore I'd say.



posted on Nov, 26 2017 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: ZeroFurrbone
I haven't seen any topics anywhere about this creature. ATS is practically void of discusions.

The Carbuncle is a south american animal that has a gem growing from it's forehead. It has feline appearance, but many describe it a rodent, a bird or even a reptile.

Can anyone here tell me more about the creature? Maybe more info or something interesting?


This ought to help you figure out why you haven't heard of one.


Google Search
www.google.com... j0i22i30k1.5233.22975.0.28019.9.9.0.0.0.0.176.763.8j1.9.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.9.763...0i67k1j0i20i264k1j0i20i263k1.0.lgW4L3H7noU



posted on Nov, 26 2017 @ 09:22 PM
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a reply to: recrisp

Yes.. I did search before i posted here on google. Only thing that shows actual promise is this:

Carbuncle

But it is extremely vague and a mix of different places. True and untrue facts into one.



posted on Nov, 26 2017 @ 09:40 PM
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I thought Carbuncle was a made up summons in the Final Fantasy Universe.
Never knew it had any origin beyond that.



posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 12:22 AM
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a reply to: ZeroFurrboneYou may have two seprate entities ixedup here.

I've experienced the "carb uncle'' just this last holiday.
obese, and loud with a catty bimbo on his arm named
"Diamond" (obviously) her stage name.
Carb Uncle, while consuming massive amounts of food,
would loudly boast "Ain't she a GEM"
She looked South American.



posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 07:58 AM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
I thought Carbuncle was a made up summons in the Final Fantasy Universe.
Never knew it had any origin beyond that.


All of Final Fantasy's summons are based on folklore or mythology. At least in the older games. I don't know about the new ones.
edit on 27/11/2017 by dug88 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 08:03 AM
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a reply to: ZeroFurrbone
When I was a child, the doctor had to cut a carbuncle off my knee. I had spent a whole day at school being lamed by it.



posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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a carbuncle is a cluster of boils on the skin.



posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

also prince charles' pet term for ugly examples of architecture.



posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
I thought Carbuncle was a made up summons in the Final Fantasy Universe.
Never knew it had any origin beyond that.


I thought the same thing.

Or that guy Bambara from Æon Flux saying "You're just a dirty little carbuncle, festering in the corner!"
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posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 04:15 PM
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Horned gophers once existed, which this may or may not be based on.


The horned gopher had two horns; these were large (in comparison to body size), paired, and originated from the nose. Horned gophers are the smallest known mammals to ever have horns, and the only known species of horned rodents, and apart from one fossil species of armadillo, Peltephilus, the only known fossorial horned mammals.[1] They were native to what is now the Great Plains of North America, most concentrated in Nebraska.

Source



posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 05:13 PM
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Thanks for swaying the topic. This is about the Mythical Chilean creature : Carbuncle.



posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

Yeah, it is based on the real Carbuncle myth



posted on Nov, 29 2017 @ 04:17 AM
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a reply to: RoScoLaz5

thats a monsterous carbuncle



posted on Nov, 29 2017 @ 04:49 AM
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a reply to: ZeroFurrbone

Here's one without a gem




posted on Nov, 29 2017 @ 04:54 AM
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I have a pond near me called carbuncle pond. It has a reddish toned dirt. Not sure if thats why they call it carbuncle pond. Its in rhode island



posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 06:58 PM
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This usually helps me find stuff....

Book of imaginary beings

but this is what you are looking for i believe

Book of Creatures

Carbunclo (Spanish) and carbuncle (English) are both derived from the Latin carbunculus, “little coal”. This has been used historically to refer to the garnet and the ruby, medically to a type of abscess, and teratologically to a glowing South American creature associated with riches. Sightings of the carbunclo come from the southernmost countries – Argentina, Chile, and Paraguay.

Multiple accounts of its appearance are given, and it may vary from area to area. A carbunclo has a shining mirror on its head, like a glowing coal, from which it gets its name. The creature itself produces a bright bluish-white glow from its body, easily distinguishable from wood fires and visible from over a league away. A carbunclo is larger than a mouse, perhaps cat-sized, and has a segmented body shaped like a small corn cob. The light is produced from within and shines out through junctures in the body segments.

A bivalved shell resembling a rock is present. If an enemy is detected, the shell clamps shut, extinguishing the light and camouflaging the creature as an ordinary stone. Father Narciso y Barcel wrote in 1791 that the “lid” is covered in exquisite plumage, and there are beautiful spots on its breast. Carbunclos are also capable of leaping and running swiftly. Eulogio Rojas, observing a carbunclo from one meter away in 1879, noted more than four legs.

In Chiloé carbunclos guard treasure and are cat-sized quadrupeds with glowing beards on their chins. Carbunclos move about at night like enormous glow-worms in search of food and water. They have keen senses and are quick to escape or close their shells at the slightest sound. During the drought of 1925, flashing lights were seen descending the hill of Tulahuén to the valley of the Rio Grande; this was interpreted as a family of carbunclos desperate for water.



And finally, seriously guys? This is the cryptids forum right?

Try just a little bit harder to at least be respectful of ancient beliefs and traditions, it not the Science forum after all.
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