The Legendary El Chupacabra
Is the Chupacabra a real animal or is it just another myth to scare people away?
The Chupacabra, a legendary cryptoid which in Spanish, literally means "goat sucker". It is known to inhabit the Americas. It's named after being reported to have attacked and drunk the blood of livestock, especially goats.
Recent sightings in Puerto Rico, Mexico and in Latin America of an unknown creature has led this animal to be further researched. Eyewitnesses have claimed that this cryptoid exists since 1995 from Central America all the way down to Chile. It's first discovery was seen in Puero Rico where 8 sheep were killed with several punctures in the chest and completely drained of blood. A few months later, over 150 animals were killed linked to the chupacabra. A similar incident in the town of Moca in 1975 has led to theories of a Satanic cult as they found many livestock and pets dead and drained of their blood. Soon after this, reported attacks were made all over South America, however its latest discovery in 2010 was mistaken. An unknown creature was captured and killed but found later to be a coyote with severe parasite infection.
Despite this, reports soon came from Russia where between 2005 and 2006, reports of a beast sucking out the blood of farm animals was seen in Central Russia. By mid August 2006, an "evil looking creature" with "fangs" was found dead by a road. It was struck by a car, and strangely it was unidentifiable by anyone. It seemed like a canine in appearance and photos were taken as further evidence.
In 2007, a suspicious animal was caught and killed. After analysis of the carcass, scientists found that it resembled a coyote, however it had grayish blue, and mainly hairless hair as well as fanged teeth.
In 2009, locals found a strange animal, which after being analysed by biologists, was unidentifiable. The only thing it could've been was a genetically mutated coyote as there was rat poison in the barn where it was found dead. However, it appeared to have the same description as similar chupacabra's s spotted over the world, so it was sent to the Lost World Museum for further testing alongside a university.
In 2010, a large number of these unknown creatures were killed, sometimes known as a "coyote-dog hybrid" until in October a biologist concluded that the theory of chupacabras were just infected coyotes and that they killed livestock as they were too weak to hunt. Despite these claims, many people are still unsure about whether it really exists or not.
Appearance Of The Chupacabra:
The most common description of this animal is that it appears to be a reptile like creature with leathery, scaly green skin with spines running down its back. It's supposedly 3 to 4 feet high and known to hop like a kangaroo. This variety is said to have dog like features, a panther like nose, forked tongue and large fangs. Another unusual thing is that it is said to leave behind a sulfurous stench and when alarmed it screeches and its eyes glow red which gives the witness a strange nausea.
Another description is of a strange breed of wild dog. This form is mainly hairless, although it is seen to have claws, eye sockets etc. This breed may be an example of a dog like reptile, and has been sighted draining its victims blood and sometimes organs.
Whether any of this is true or not, the legendary cryptoid, still remains a mystery with sightings going on even today...