A bizarre story out of Peru this week concerns a village that has been plagued by mysterious assailants.
According to reports, members of the Ikitu tribe in a rural Peruvian district believe that they have been attacked by 7ft-tall ‘aliens’ that they have dubbed ‘Los Pelacaras’ or ‘the face peelers’.
Described as having large heads and yellow eyes, these mysterious assailants are said to be invulnerable to weapons and have been linked to attacks on multiple villagers.
One victim – a 15-year-old girl – even ended in hospital.
Some of the locals have now taken to conducting night patrols and there have been calls for the military to get involved before someone is seriously hurt, or worse.
“We have met almost face to face,” one witness – community leader Jairo Reategui Davila – was quoted as saying.
“His face is hardly visible. I have seen his whole body floating at a height of one meter.”
“We need support for our community. The children do not sleep and the mothers stay up all night. They appear to be armored. I shot one of them twice and he wasn’t injured, he rose and disappeared.”
“Their shoes are round-shaped, which they use to float… Their heads are long, they wear a mask and their eyes are yellowish. They are experts at escaping.”
Exactly who or what these mysterious attackers are, however, remains something of a mystery.