Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Chupacabra

by Tess Mattox

A Representation of a possible Chupacabra 

The world is full of myths, legends, and tall tales. An example of a myth is the Chupacabra, but this myth is believed by many people in Latin America and across the globe. The Chupacabra means “goat-sucker” in Spanish and resembles a coyote or an alien like thing. Around the 90s, there were sightings of the Chupacabra and reports of dead cattle (Katherine Neer). The animal’s necks would be mutilated with nothing left behind. The Chupacabra has a description of an alien-like creature with red eyes, long, feathery like spine, and a sulfur-type odor (Katherine Neer). There had been a few sightings of the Chupacabra and they discussed the looks of the creature, but most of these sightings ended up being coyotes with a skin disease. The only proof of the Chupacabra is eye witness reports, but they’re all different. Some say they saw a frog colored, lizard-like, alien-eyed animal or that had kangaroo like qualities, and ran like a dog, and just walked on its hind legs.

Another possible image of the Chupacabra

The first story of the Chupacabra began in Puerto Rico and spread throughout North and South America. The animal was labeled a cryptid, meaning undefined animal. With the world being so huge, there must be animals still undiscovered today. The Chupacabra is an animal with a few witnesses, different descriptions, and no true evidence. One witness discussed the Chupacabra and how this isn’t just another mythical creature like Moth man, Bigfoot, or Lochness monster, but this creature sucks blood. The thought of witnessing or seeing an animal suck the blood of livestock is terrifying, unbelievable, and weird.

One of the most impressing sightings was in Santee, South Carolina. This is interesting because it was on the news and all over Twitter. The person saw the so called Chupacabra was sighted on golf course. After close examining, the animal was officially declared a coyote or a fox with a bad disease called manage. The animal was observed South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

This is the image on Twitter from the witness.

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