It is hard to describe the appearance of El Chupacabra because sightings greatly
differ. Most say it is either grey or green. Some say it has a large lizard-like tongue, others say it has wings.
bipedal creature (one that stands upright like a human), the Chupacabra has had many sightings where its height was reported
to be anywhere from 3 and 6 feet tall. Some say it walks, some say it flies, and some say it has a kangaroo hop.
WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
Like the descriptions of El Chupacabras' appearance, people's ideas of
its origin widely vary. Many say it's a new species, or a relative to the panther. More eccentric scholars say it is a dinosaur
or an alien, or even some believe it to be a form of experiment escaped from a laboratory. Another theory is that there is
a portal to another dimension that stretches from Puerto Rico across to South America.
Like the descriptions
of El Chupacabras' appearance, people's ideas of its origin widely vary. Many say it's a new species, or a relative to the
panther. More eccentric scholars say it is a dinosaur or an alien. Another theory is that there is a portal to another dimension
that stretches from Puerto Rico across to South America.
is that an alien spacecraft contained El Chupacabras' as pets or for study, and they somehow escaped during an accident, or
Tales Of A Goat Sucker
For many years, the Mexican legend of the Chupacabras, a Spanish word for "goat sucker," was thought
only to be folklore. Who would actually believe that a large four-foot tall creature, possibly from another world, would
hunt livestock just to drink their blood? The myth of the Chupacabras seemed absurd.
However, in December of 1994, on the island of Puerto Rico,
the age-old fable of the Chupacabras became a reality. Animals were found dead and mutilated. Villagers discovered
cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits, and ducks, with their corpses drained of blood. Punctures marks ¼" to ½"
in diameter were dug into the tissue of the animal's head, piercing their brains. Soon afterward, similar attacks were
reported throughout South America and Mexico.
Along with the increasing animal mutilations, sightings of the actual creatures themselves were reported.
Many eyewitnesses claimed that they saw what looked like a "Grey" alien, a being from another world, with a short body, bulbous
head, and large thick black eyes. Observers, of the monster, described it as standing on hind legs, and having "spines," down
its back. Others noted wings on the beast, and reported it flying through the night time sky.
For many months, reports of sightings of the dreaded Chupacabras
grew and it's territory expanded deeper into Mexico, and even into the United States.
For example, in the Miami neighborhood of Sweetwater, the creature attacked 69 farm
Across the country, in Arizona,
a May 12 headline in the Arizona Daily Star read "Goat sucker fears cause nationwide panic." Three weeks later, a similar
headline in the Tucson Weekly reported "Hellmonkeys, Chupacabras Comes to the Sonoran Desert."
In California, a large flying bat-like creature was spotted in Poway, a small town north
of San Diego. To this date, the sightings continue to spread further into America, with reports now coming from Washington
As a result of the Chupacabra's
apparent migration, more and more attention has been given to the animal. So much, in fact, that tee shirts in the beast's
image have been produced and fake "Chupa" footprints are being sold. On the internet, web pages have been produced to provide
information, and in the media, countless articles and reports continue to be written about it's existence. Chupa madness
has expanded to the point that, in late 1996, a festival in Zapata Texas was held in the creature's honor
But the fame of the Chupacabras doesn't stop there.
In early 1997, the television show " The X-Files," featured an episode concerning the nocturnal brute. On talk radio,
the weekly Art Bell show "Dreamland," has had numerous guests, including UFOlogist Linda Molten Howe, updating the public
on the growing situation in Mexico and Puerto Rico. Bell has, on occasion, even played a song dedicated to the Goat
And so it goes on. The
attacks grow, sightings are expanding in numbers and the monster continues to spread it's claw prints throughout North and
South America. With all of this excitement, the fever surrounding the creature has yet to reach it's peak and the legend
of the Chupacabra grows.