posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 05:59 AM
Throughout May, 2001, sightings and antics of a bizarre creature that was terrorizing villagers in India began to emerge. It was no laughing matter; a
few deaths were attributed to the panic surrounding these sightings. The first attacks took place in East Delhi and soon spread to other cities and
villages. The entity was quickly dubbed "Monkey Man" because of its size and simian-like agility.
On one night alone, on May 14, 50 attacks were reported in East Delhi. The following morning, a pregnant woman fell down a flight of stairs to her
death after hearing cries by neighbors that the monkey was coming. Physicians confirmed that those who were attacked were bitten by some kind of
animal. And researchers have pointed out that the creature most probably was not a monkey since the Indians were quite familiar with monkeys, which
are commonplace there and frequently come into the villages.
Three thousand extra men in Delhi were assigned by police, as of May 21, to track down the Monkey Man. Police also offered a reward equaling $1,065
U.S. dollars (in rupees) for the creature's capture.
The creature was described as:
about four feet tall
quite agile, like a monkey (at least one report of a chupacabras said that the face was "simian")
sharp, metal-like claws
glowing or flaming red eyes