The Whistler’s Prey in Venezuela


There’s an urban legend in Venezuela surrounding “El Silbón” (The Whistler), a figure known in the wetland fields and prairies areas called “Llanos.” The Whistler is typically depicted as an extremely starved man wearing cowpoke’s clothes, with a wide overflow cap that shrouds his skeletal face. He wanders the wide open and fixes of shrubbery during the evening, his shoulders hanging, his look cast descending. He conveys an overwhelming pack loaded with bones and half-deteriorated stays over his back.


Consistent with his name, the element ceaselessly shrieks a high harmony movement (C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C) that runs higher tuned in to each note. He is likewise unnaturally tall and solid, with a few records portraying him as overshadowing six meters (just about 20 feet) in tallness.


His inception isn’t clear, with a few stories giving him a role as a detestable parricide. He’s reputed to go after solitary voyagers, particularly alcoholic or unfaithful men. Legend has it, his foreboding shriek is all of a sudden heard uproarious and close, yet the source can’t be pinpointed. In spite of rationale, when the sound brings down and seems more inaccessible, the Whistler is exceptionally close. He slaughters either by choking or by dull power injury, eating up his unfortunate casualties and tossing the bones in his sack. He can be seen sometimes swimming over the high dividers of haciendas. Supplication is said to keep him away.



64 thoughts on “The Whistler’s Prey in Venezuela”

  1. This is indeed scary. By the description of the element, its height and features, I am totally spooked out. I cannot even imagine what would be the plight of the men who ever had an encounter with this element.

  2. It’s official!! This is my absolutely favorite category if your blog. Please keep it up! I love getting spooked!!!

  3. I love these types of horror legends even though they creep me out lol. 20 ft tall! Like th Slenderman horror in America. However the Whistler came up, someone must have been high on local plants and stuff. Lol.

  4. Quite the creepy spectre, and definitely something to ward people off from behaving badly in any sort of acting on their part. It would be a terrible death had at his hands in either case.

  5. Oh this is very scary! I am always fascinated to learn more about urban legends! Can’t wait to read the next instalment!!

  6. This was scary. Like, I pretty much get easily scared away. So this was easy for me. You have used descriptions well here. Overall.. Well articulated 🙂

  7. Catherine Santiago Jose

    This is an interesting story to know and really a creepy one. To be honest this is the first time I’ve encounter this story from Venezuela and gives you the chill that it will never cross your path someday.

  8. Aishwarya Shenolikar

    Thanks to my Netflix brain, I could imagine this in such a scary way. You have got great knack for description.

  9. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Spooky! I can just imagine the horror of those who see this creature. I would think twice of going hiking in Venezuela without a guide. Better safe than ending up in a sack.

  10. Gotta love the South American legends. I have traveled to Chile a few years ago and learned so many local legends in which people believed. It made the places so much more authentic.

  11. If this is true video of this should be obtained and highlighted on the Internet. To view this image would definitely be a scary sight

  12. Jennifer Prince

    Oh wow! That is so interesting. And honestly, I never ever think about places being haunted or having stories like this when I travel. So cool – and frightening!

  13. Fernweh Sarah

    That’s definitely a spooky story – but super interesting to read!!! Thanks for sharing this tale!

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