posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 01:59 PM
Have you heard of the Chupacabra ("goat sucker")? You probably have; it's gained tons of popularity in the last decade because the Internet spread
the stories around quite quickly.
If it's the Chupacabra you've been learning about, then you've been pretty much learning wrong. First things first, the name's not even correct.
According to the original reports of the creature in Puerto Rico of 1995, it was called a Chupacabras, with an S on the end, plural and singular.
You probably know that the Chupacabras feeds on the blood of livestock, too. Sorry to say, you're pretty much wrong about that too. Originally,
Chupacabras fed on the milk of goats' utters. Hence the name "goat sucker".
If you already knew this, congratulations, you're a true cryptozoologist. If you didn't know this, don't blame yourself; most people don't. But
why were people being told these myths?
The first true reports of Chupacabras took place in Puerto Rico in 1995. They were about, 4 feet tall, skinny, hairy, stood on two feet, had scaly
skin, huge lidless red or yellow eyes, spikes going down their spine, two long fangs, muscular hind legs, a slit for a mouth without lips, and clawed
hands; resembling a gargoyle in a way. Puerto Ricans believed Chupacabras to be either extraterrestrials, or a product a genetic experiment from the
El Yunque mountains by the US government. Over time, legends of the creature spread to Mexico and Latin America. When the stories spread, so did false
information. The name "goat sucker" was confused, and people would say they sucked blood from goats, not their milk, and that caught on. And when
people saw the word "Chupacabras" they immediately thought there was an S on the end because it was plural, unaware that it was also singular.
People in Mexico and Latin America now had this information: there was blood sucking monster among them called the "Chupacabra". When livestock was
found dead, drained of its blood, they naturally blamed the "Chupacabra". The Chupacabras seen here looked like mangy coyotes with fangs and a
disproportional body. I believe that this is not the Chupacabras of Puerto Rico, but possibly an entirely new blood-sucking cryptid. Sightings of this
cryptid continue to this day, although they were most popular in 1996, the year after Puerto Rican Chupacabras were fist seen. As for the Puerto Rican
Chupacabras, they are seen very rarely these days. Maybe they went back to their own planet, or the government got rid of them.
How did I come across this information? Loren Coleman, the worlds current leading cryptozoologist himself. He told me about this at first when I
visited his museum, the International Cryptozoology Museum, in Portland, Maine. Then I did a little more research myself to help support the claim.
[edit on 3-7-2010 by nicolee123nd]