Inside the Library: Skeleton Owl – The Forest Room

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Once in a while The Library of Living Monsters allows the public a glimpse behind the curtain and into the library’s vast collection of monsters and ghouls of all shapes and sizes. From the serious to the mischievous. The cute and cuddly, and those which if seen would turn you to stone.They are so horrifying !
Today is one of those days. In fact it is the first time in a long time that the Library has allowed such unparalleled access into its walls of secrecy. In celebration of this the Library of Living Monsters offers you a glimpse into the Forest Room of the Library.

The Forest Room is the section of the Library which houses all bird, insect and forest dwelling creature and Monster that the Library has inside of it’s custody.
Our journey into the Forest Room today focuses on one particular monster, The Skeleton Owl.

The Skeleton Owl, who haunted Mexico's Grapefruit farmers.

The Skeleton Owl, who haunted Mexico’s Grapefruit farmers.

The Skeleton Owl came to The Library of Living Monsters attention following a series of bizarre incidents for Grapefruit farmers in Mexico.
During the 1940’s Mexico’s Grapefruit production was at an all time high, however in the months leading too 1946 several of the grapefruit farms began to close. Workers refusing to work. Farmers refusing to open their gates. Due to this even to this day Mexico’s Grapefruit production has never recovered.

The source of the unrest was the apparent fear of a winged beast who would haunt the workers by day and night, swooping down with it’s skeletal face and stealing the Grapefruits. As Grapefruit farm owner Doug Pederson stated; “My men refused to work. I couldn’t even get replacement staff. Nobody would work in the trees with the fear of the skull faced beast. At first I laughed of my worker claims. But I have seen it. I thought it was El Chupravidrio ! But this beast only eats Grapefruits”. (El Chupravidrio was a Mexican Creature that the Library also Investigated his story can be viewed over there >>> STORY HERE

The Library of Living Monsters sent its finest curators out to Meixco to investigate. When there they used a trap of Grapefruit and Grapefruit flavored confectionery to tempt the creature down from its trees.

To this day the Skeleton Owl sits in the trees of the library’s Forest Room. The library’s staff have created an endless flavored lollipop of Grapefruit extract to satisfy the Monsters craving for its Grapefruit diet.

It is just a shame about Mexican Grapefruit Farming, if you know anyone who would like to help out the Mexican produce market, send them to this sight over there >>>  SITE LINK

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Current Investigation: The Mexican Case of El Chupravidrio

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The Library of Living Monsters is offering YOU ! The reader, a chance to look inside current investigations taking place within the Library’s walls.

At the time of writing the Library’s Mexican Curators are in the process of investigating the rare mythical beast knwon own to the locals as, El Chupravidrio !
The Name translated here to mean, The Crystal Eater.

Centuries of Mexican folk law speak of how El Chupravidrio plagued the towns people. Stalking them by night, entering their homes and helping himself to all crystals or wealth it could find within the house.
Many believed at first that El Chupravidrio was in fact a cat burglar, and many men were arrested in connection with the police investigations.
However as incidents of jewel/crystal theft continued across the years. Rare sightings began to come to the surface of a darkened beast with fire red eyes leaving the scenes of the crimes. In 1945 Hector Medina was quoted by police stating; ” It was a beast with black fur. He moved in the shadows and he not only took my money and my fathers jewelry, but he ate it !”

Hector Medina wasn’t the only victim to report of the beast eating their families fortune. Soon word spread and villagers began to dub the thief as El Chupravidrio. The Crystal Eater.
As these thefts continued and word of the beast spread to Europe and Asia, cartoonists and writers began to produce work on El Chupravidrio, although Asian cartoonists depicted the crystal eater as The goat eater, giving rise to the mistaken identity of El Chupracabra.  Here you can see an episode of Jackie Chan where the beast plagues havoc on the Mexican people.  WATCH HERE

Despite this case of mistaken identity the Library began a thorough investigation into El Chupravidrio.  A search which has been to this moment, unsuccessful.  Recent report from mexico suggest the beast has moved further south of the Mexican boarders. Others state the beast has followed the gold rush into North America. All the library knows is that El Chupravidrio is out there still. So be warned to keep all crystals and valuables away from the lurks of shadows.

One of many native drawings of the beast known as El Chupravidrio

One of many native drawings of the beast known as El Chupravidrio.