Tuesday, October 24, 2017

PHOTO: Chupacabra - Texas, 2003

Chupacabra - Texas, 2003
Chupacabra - Texas, ca. 2003
This is a photo of the actual Chupacabra taken in Texas, and received by this investigator in 2003.  The unknown photographer said he struck it with his vehicle.  The chupacabra photo has been enlarged for clarity; no other modifications have been made.  "Chupacabra" translates into English as "Goat Sucker," as the chupacabra is said to prey upon goats, parakeets, dogs, and chickens with a vampiric bite which drains its victims of blood.

The Fortean Times first reported on the chupacabra in the February/March issue of 1996 (FT:85) as "Puerto Rica's Mammal Mutilator."  In a brief column, it notes that similar reports had been made as early as the 1970s.

© The Weirding, 2017

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