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Saturday 12 July 2014

Sheen scares 'sissy' creature

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen has travelled to Alaska to hunt down the mythical Kushtaka.

Earlier this year the American actor jetted to Scotland in search of the Loch Ness Monster, but his trip was unsuccessful. He has now turned his attention to the Kushtaka, venturing to Alaska in an effort to come face-to-face with the so-called Land Otter Man.

Charlie and some friends flew by private jet to Sitka, Alaska, to hunt down the creature but once again they found themselves stumped.

"It obviously knew our group was far too skilled to be snowed in this fashion so it stayed hidden like a sissy," Charlie told TMZ.

The Kushtaka features in the stories of several groups of people from south east Alaska and are reported to be shape shifters. Charlie is fascinated by the creatures and claims he risked his life by trailing them.

"[It is] a shape-shifting trickster who is half man, half otter. It lures one away from the campsite with the mimicked sounds of a crying baby, then kills you, takes on YOUR form, and returns to the scene for more suckers or prey," he explained.

Although in some stories the creatures do kill people, in others they go out of their way to save humans. Many of the tales involving the Kushtaka involve water and it's thought they were dreamt up so mothers could show their young children why wandering near the sea alone was dangerous.

It's not known who accompanied Charlie on the jaunt, although he took former baseball star Todd Zeile and friend Brian Pekk with him to Scotland. The trio stayed in a castle when not hunting the beast, which is said to live in Loch Ness. They hired a boat to sail around the vast lake in, fortifying themselves with a bottle of scotch.

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