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?
wow this really fascinates me i am sure there must be some kind of animal out there that is being seen.. it is there and it is the beauty and strangeness of nature
That was really fun to read about
yeah but do you think if it were real that it would live in Tennessee or somewhere around there
I think there is something beautiful and exciting to see that no one else has seen, that compliments everything in nature in a new an creative way.
I know the answer to this one. I saw an article last summer (probably the May 2007 inident) about a new species of canine which killed by blood-sucking. Real people took real photographs of a dead canine, which I saw in the paper. (Yes, the locals called it a chupacabra.) It looked like a wolf of some kind, but it had an ugly nose and snout sort of like a vampire bat, further proving its sucking method of killing. The battish face and small eyes did look a bit rodent-like.
As stated here, the body was to be idetified and studied in Columbia. But I never heard anymore about it.
Where exactly did that photo of the Chupacabra come from? Is that supposed to be a photo of a real creature or a plastic model, or what?
that thing is soooooooooooooooo ugly! i would call it the naked creature! because it has no fur! i never wanna see one of those things!
I would hate to see that thing…is that even real or what??.
The chubacabra is real and I’ve seen a real picture of it, not a model. The picture on this web page, however, is not real.