Traveling through Latin America can be a great adventure, especially if you’re visiting tourist spots like Cancun, or Acapulco. Most travel agencies have vacation plans to these locations with everything included, as well as the activities that are popular for area in which a vacationer is visiting. However, some people decide to go out on their own instead of sticking to a predetermined plan, which can get them into trouble. This is why those travel plans exist: To not let foreigners visiting beautiful Latin American countries wind up missing and later found dead. This is exactly what happened, tragically, to a 32 year old stock exchange broker from New York, whose name was Harry Devert.
Harry was riding his motorcycle down the Pacific coast side of Mexico; heading for Brazil to watch the World Cup. He mysteriously disappeared and was never heard from again. Locals say that the area he was traveling in is well known for drug trafficking and the violence that follows the trade. However, this isn’t the absolute fact as to what happened to Mr. Devert.
The government officials of the state of Guerrero have released test results that prove the decomposed body found in the desert is indeed that of Harry Devert. His motorcycle was also found furthering the proof of his untimely demise. But was it really drug cartel violence? Or is there perhaps something more toothy lurking in that region of Mexico? A dessert dwelling vampire perhaps…?
Every village has stories of boogiemen and evil beings lurking in the shadows, just beyond the line of their children’s sight. These stories are supposed to keep children behaving and well mannered. Mexico and its many desert villages are no different, but they also have the drug cartels to compound the exclamation point a monster would bring to any horror story designed to scare children into submission.
According to folklore and urban legends, there have been stories of vampires stalking victims along the Mexican highways for centuries. As it’s been mentioned before, vampires and werewolves would most likely choose hunting grounds where they could easily hide their presence and dispose of their victims with little to no suspicion. In the case of this unfortunate explorer, the drug cartel has been blamed. It makes a person wonder how many other killings have been blamed on the cartel when they were done by vampires. Separating out the truth is difficult as the police need suspects and the drug cartel is known for their violence. It’s also well k known the drug cartel themselves like the notoriety of such heinous activities.
Ultimately, it’s a win-win ending for the vampires of the region because the officials seldom suspect supernatural activity. A tragic example of murder and death becoming so commonplace that no one even questions what happened any more is Ciudad Juarez. In this city, over three hundred people had been killed over a ten year period and it’s suspected a third of those slayings may have been related to a serial killer.
With rumors of Mexican vampires and drug trafficking, mysterious disappearances and decomposed remains being found in the desert, one may think that this whole thing is something out of a Quentin Tarantino movie, but he or she would be sorely mistaken. The fate of Harry Devert, who could have been a likely victim of chance for a hungry vampire, is a solemn testimony that the world of fact and fiction can sometimes blur together; leaving everyone asking questions. Let this story be a reminder, be safe in your travels and remember, not only do you need to fear those people who would do you harm but also fear those (hungry) things that are always watching and looking for an opportunity to find a lone meal in a remote area.