posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 05:57 PM
I am from Mexico and I remember back when I was a kid (in the 90s) the "chupacabras" was huge around here. No one actually saw it, of course, but it
was often in the headlines. Rumor has it that the government actually gave it a lot of publicity to distract the public from the corruption that was
taking place at the time- if people were obsessed about the monster in the headlines they would pay less attention to whatever the press would say
about them in smaller print...
I personally don´t believe the creature was ever real. The orifices and holes in dead animals are often times made by common everyday creatures;
mostly birds and scavenging insects. Some people make a big deal when they see a dead animal without eyes and tongue, they immediatly assume something
"strange" happened, but in reality, scavenging birds (crows, vultures, even sometimes pigeons) peck at the eyes and tongue first because they're
easier to get at than the rest of the body, which is covered on thick skin. Not even black vultures can always tear through the skin. So they eat what
they can, and if they can´t continue they leave. There's no chupacabras or alien creature at work.
I don´t know what it was like in the US or when the chupacabras became famous there, but I can tell you this; in Mexico no one thinks of the
chupacabras as a mangy canid, like the ones that have been called chupacabras by American press. The creature had many descriptions but it was seldom
if ever dog-like. Nowadays, whenever the creature is mentioned again (only in rural places), it is often described as a flying or gliding animal, not
a quadruped. And in the cities you would have trouble to find anyone who still thinks the creature is real.