Chupacabra: The Blood Sucking Beast
The Mystery is Finally Revealed?
|Chupacabra: The Blood Sucking Beast
The Mystery is Finally Revealed?
The mythical chupacabra has to be a physical being if it
is going to perform physical acts such as sucking blood and mutilations. Is it real or folklore?
This is the strange tale of the "goat sucker" first
reported in Puerto Rico in 1995 and since then believed to be
terrorizing livestock in the American Southwest as well as countries as
far south as Chile in South America.
Sometimes described as a large
that hops like a kangaroo and is 3 to 4 feet tall with red eyes. Other
times although not as common it is described like a large hairless
The chupacabras, from chupar "to suck" and cabra "goat", literally "goat sucker", is a legendary cryptid (a creature whose existence has been suggested but is regarded as highly unlikely) rumored to inhabit parts of the Americas.
It is associated more recently with sightings of an allegedly unknown animal in Puerto Rico (where these sightings were first reported), Mexico, and the United States, especially in the latter's Latin American communities.
The most common description of chupacabras is a reptile-like being, appearing to have leathery or scaly greenish-gray skin and sharp spines or quills running down its back.
The name comes from the animal's reported habit
of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats. Physical descriptions of the creature vary. Eyewitness sightings have been claimed as early as 1990 in Puerto Rico, and have since been reported as far north as Maine, and as far south as Chile.
It is supposedly a heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail. Biologists and wildlife management officials view the chupacabras as a contemporary legend.
The first reported attacks occurred in March 1995 in Puerto Rico. In this attack, eight sheep were discovered dead, each with three puncture wounds in the chest area and completely drained of blood.
A few months later, in August, an eyewitness, Madelyne Tolentino, reported seeing the creature in the Puerto Rican town of Canóvanas, when as many as 150 farm animals and pets were reportedly killed.
In 1975, similar killings in the small town of Moca, were attributed to El Vampiro de Moca (The Vampire of Moca).
Initially it was suspected that the killings were committed by a Satanic cult; later more killings were reported around the island, and many farms reported loss of animal life.
Each of the animals had their bodies bled dry through a series of small circular incisions.
Puerto Rican comedian and entrepreneur Silverio Pérez is credited with coining the term chupacabras soon after the first incidents were reported in the press.
Shortly after the first reported incidents in Puerto Rico, other animal deaths were reported in other countries, such as the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Brazil, United States, and Mexico.
This form stands approximately 3 to 4 feet (1 to 1.2 m) high, and stands and hops in a similar fashion to a kangaroo. In at least one sighting, the creature was reported to hop 20 feet (6 m). This variety is said to have a dog or panther-like nose and face, a forked tongue, and large fangs.
Monster Quest - Chupacabra
In 1995, a beast dubbed "El Chupacabra," spanish for "The Goatsucker," was first sighted and accused of killing and draining the blood of hundreds of farm animals in Puerto Rico.
Eyewitnesses describe it as a two-legged reptile-like beast with sharp claws and sharper fangs. But another rash of sightings, and killings, in Texas last year produced eyewitness descriptions of a creature that looked very different.
This episode will go on the hunt for the Texas chupacabra. And for first time on television, DNA tests will be performed on evidence from both the Puerto Rico and Texas sightings in effort to scientifically prove just what these mystery beasts could be.
The Chupacabra is said to hiss and screech when alarmed, as well as leave behind a sulfuric stench.
When it screeches, some reports assert that the chupacabras' eyes glow an unusual red which gives the witnesses nausea.
Another description of chupacabras, although not as common, describes a strange breed of wild dog. This form is mostly hairless and has a pronounced spinal ridge, unusually pronounced eye sockets, fangs, and claws.
It is claimed that this breed might be an example of a dog-like reptile. Unlike conventional predators, the chupacabras is said to drain all of the animal's blood (and sometimes organs) usually through three holes in the shape of an upside-down triangle or through one or two holes.
Chupacabra - Animal X Natural Mystery Unit
According to tradition el Chupacabra, a vampire like creature, first
appeared in Puerto Rico in the 1970s, but the Animal X - Natural Mystery
Unit has found new information suggesting the first sighting may have
been as early as the mid 1950s in mainland USA.
Now the nasty critter
has made its way through Mexico to the driest place on Earth; the
Atacama Desert in Chile... and this time the creature's victims
Is el Chupacabra or the 'Goat Sucker' as it's
also known, the same creature depicted as Gargoyles on centuries old
churches in Europe, or is it really a mutant creature known to NASA, as
many people believe.
The Animal X - Natural Mystery Unit goes in
search of el Chupacabra's real identity and meets victims, witnesses and
scientists who describe a creature 3 - 5 feet tall with a dark gray
hairy body, glowing red eyes, sharp protruding teeth and three-fingered
Daniel and Natalie travel to Chile to
investigate local reports of el Chupacabra attacks in Antofagasta and
Calama, where the creature is said to have left a trail of dead animal
drained of every drop of blood. One woman claims she was attacked
outside her home and has the wounds to prove it.