El Kookooee burned Sunday in the South Valley

Posted at: 10/29/2012 7:54 AM
By: KOB.com staff

A huge monster went up in flames Sunday night in the South Valley.

His name is El Kookooee.

He may look similar to Zozobra of Santa Fe, but there is a difference.

While Zozobra is a martyr sacrificed to erase collective worry and gloom, El Kookooee is a fabled bogeyman who eats disobedient children.

El Kookooee is designed by local students each year.

This year's design was from a fifth-grader at Adobe Acres who imagined El Kookooee as a green monster.