In February of 2009, a startling discovery was found at the west mesa of Albuquerque, New Mexico. A gruesome collection of human bones littered the area. Police were baffled by this crime, which turned out to be the mass burial/dumping site of a prostitute killer dubbed “The West Mesa Bone Collector”. The body count stands at 11, with scores more speculated. The Albuquerque police insist that they do not have a serial killer roaming their streets. If it’s not a serial killer, then what is it? The horrifying evidence that was found could lead one to conclude that Albuquerque is actually the home of a cryptid – a werewolf.
This story is very sad in the fact that women went missing, were reported missing by their family members, and nothing was done by the police to find them. Some of the women that worked the streets in that area have been quoted saying that they believed it was a “crooked police officer killing prostitutes”, and then working the case to avoid getting caught. However, this is very unlikely, as most police officers are family men and women with very little time for such time consuming extra-curricular activities. Rumors abound, as the Bone Collector became the real life boogeyman for the prostitutes of the streets of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
After the police and forensic teams excavated the area and determined that no other bodies could be recovered, they followed leads to dead ends, and questioned suspects in attempts to find the person responsible for these crimes, but to no avail. Could the killer have moved on to another area? Also not very likely, as werewolves are said to be territorial, and they tend to select victims in an opportunistic manner. Hunting and preying on the weak.
The area where the bodies were found is the ancient site of Anasazi ruins. Petroglyphs can be found all over the area, as well as other artifacts from Native American culture. This brings to light a new, more terrifying question: Could the West Mesa Bone Collector actually be the Native American version of a werewolf, which is called a “Skin Walker”?
The difference between a werewolf and a skin walker is that being a werewolf is considered to be a curse, where as being a skin walker is a choice made by an individual. If there is a skin walker out there killing, it could only be doing so for sadistic pleasure, as it chose to be what it is. The rest is virtually the same, as a person changes form and feeds upon the flesh and blood of mortals.
This is the stuff that nightmares are made of: Reports of missing women, a mass burial/ body dump site, suspected police involvement, no killer in custody for these murders, whispers of a real life boogeyman preying upon women, and last but not least, the idea that a werewolf or its Native American equivalent is roaming the streets and is free to kill and kill again.
As discussed here, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if eventually a mentally ill individually takes the fall for these murders while something more sinister was behind it all.