El Chupacabra

San Felipe, Baja, Mexico

The word Chupacabra, translated literally from Spanish, means goat sucker. Sightings first began in 1994, and the creatures' name is derived from these early attacks, which were directed specifically toward goats. The Chupacabra has been seen by a number of eyewitnesses, but its physical description varies from sighting to sighting. Some say it has large black wings that it uses to fly; others say it hops like a kangaroo, still others believe it is related to the panther, with a long, snake-like tongue.

Rendering of a Chupacabra
Rendering of a Chupacabra

But the most common of the reports describe a creature known as a "Grey" alien humanoid, mainly because of the shape of its head and eyes, and what most eye witnesses relate as the body of a bipedal, erect dinosaur, but with no tail. Its head is oval in shape and has an elongated jaw. Two elongated red eyes have been reported, together with small holes in the nostril area, a small, slit-like mouth with fang-type teeth protruding upwards and downwards from the jaw. The creature has two small arms, each with a three-fingered clawed hand and two strong hind legs, again with three claws.

The chupacabra has a strong, course coat of hair, the color varying from sighting to sighting. However, the colors are consistent with the times of the sighting (same colors during the day, different colors at night). This leads many to believe the Chupacabra can change like a chameleon, to blend in with its surroundings and avoid detection.

The Chupacabra hunts mainly at night (although there have been several daylight sightings) and the attacks show that the creature exhibits some kind of intelligence beyond that of the average night stalker. Its victims have a regular pattern of wounds, a triangular series of punctures into the neck and jaw bone that pierce the brain and reach the cerebellum, which instantly kills the victim. This is a euthanasia technique. Less intelligent predators would not even be able to make these kinds of attacks with such precision. Also, the wounds are cauterized, some think to keep blood loss of the victim to a minimum. Some animals have identical punctures on their bellies, but other than these wounds, there is no other trauma, abrasion, scratch, or bruise to be found.

If there have been any sightings of El Chupacabra in the San Felipe area, they have been kept quiet.

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