For several decades the island or Puerto Rico has been home to a paranormal experience they call Chupacabra.
Animal mutilations and human disappearances in a rain forest the citizens called El Yunque.
Chupacabra literally means Goat Sucker.
The name comes from the animal’s method of attacking the other animals, and sucking the blood of cattle and other livestock, particularly goats.
Descriptions of Chupacabra vary, from witness to witness, however nearly all of them agree that it is purported to be a heavy bodied animal, about the size of a bear, with a row of spines that reached from its neck to the base of a tail
Could such a creature as this exist? Could it be a cross-breed of some other animal? Maybe a remnant of a dinosaur era that never died out?
The legend of this animal began in about 1987, when papers in Puerto Rico began to report multiple killings of animals, particularly livestock.
The devastation it created physically was only topped by the economic damage to some of the villagers who animals were killed.
Primarily the animal was reported in Puerto Rico alone, however those sightings have grown to include the US areas of Texas, and also Florida, some say as far north as Maine.
Some sightings include:
In Coleman, Texas, a farmer named Reggie Lagow caught an animal in a trap he set up after the deaths of a number of his chickens and turkeys. The supposed animal was described as a mix between a hairless dog, a rat and a kangaroo.
The animal was provided to Texas Parks and Wildlife in order to determine what species it belonged to, but Lagow reported in a September 17th, 2006, phone interview with John Adolfi, founder of the Lost World Museum, that the “critter was caught on a Tuesday and thrown out in Thursday’s trash.
In April of 2006, MosNews reported that the chupacabra was spotted in Russia for the first time. Reports from Central Russia beginning in March 2005 tell of a beast that kills animals and sucks out their blood. Thirty-two turkeys were killed and drained overnight.
Reports later came from neighboring villages when 30 sheep were killed and had their blood drained. Finally eyewitnesses were able to describe the chupacabra. In May of 2006, experts were determined to track the animal down.”
“In mid-August 2006 Michelle O’Donnell of Turner, Maine, described an “evil looking” rodent-like creature with fangs that had been found dead alongside a road. The mystery beast was apparently struck by a car, and was otherwise unidentifiable.
Photographs were taken and witness reports seem to be in relative agreement that the creature was canine in appearance, but unlike any dog or wolf in the area.
The carcass was picked clean by vultures before experts could examine it. For years, residents of Maine have reported a mysterious creature and a string of dog maulings.”
“In May 2007, a series of reports on national Colombia news reported more than 300 dead sheep in the region of Boyaca, and the capture of a possible specimen to be analysed by zoologists at Universidad Nacional of Colombia”
What exactly IS Chupacabra, and does it really exist? Could another species exist along with the animals we know of, that does this kind of damage and hasn’t been catalogued or seen before?
In every mystery it seems that there is an element of truth. Where is the truth in this one?