A slimy, glob-like creature dubbed Gollum allegedly terrified a group of children after it “slithered out of a lake and clambered over the rocks towards them.”
The young teenagers were playing by the waterfront in a Panama lake near Cerro Azul when the bald beast emerged from a cave behind a waterfall. They started screaming as it shuffled out “as if to attack them”.
Locals told Panama news the monster was like “Gollum from Lord of the Rings”.
One said: “I have only seen that creature once before – and it was in the Tolkien film.”
But in a “desperate bid to defend themselves” four children grabbed rocks from the beach and hurled them at the beast.
Editor’s Note: This is another example of what I call “chupacabra syndrome”–a common animal in an advanced state of decomposition or disease, transformed into a “monster” by human imagination. Compare the photos below. As for the description it “slithered out of a lake and clambered over the rocks”, remember that the report came from a group of children. –Don Zaidle, Editor-in-Chief