Monday, January 13, 2014

Chupacabras Versus Chupacabras

My latest Mysterious Universe article is on the subject of the Chupacabras. Or, rather, it's on the subject of the two Chupacabras: the Puerto Rican original and the Texan equivalent. Are they the same animal? Are they totally different? And if the latter, how did they come to share the same name?

Read on...


  1. I think we should definitely talk about several Chupacabras, Nick. Not just the classical Puerto Rican one & the modern hairless canids roaming the South-west of the United States.

    I remember that the testimony of the Mexican farmers who reported having seen the Chupacabras --or what they decided to call the Chupacabras-- in 1996 was somewhat varied. Sometimes the witnesses would describe something like a mix between a dog & a kangaroo --or a dog that could stand in its hind legs-- & sometimes the creature reported was like a giant bat-like creature.

    Here's an interesting 'blast from the past': a video from the old TV program Primer Impacto from 1996, describing an alleged attack on a human victim in Mexico.



  2. Thanks Miguel, I'll check out the link. Best,Nick