Chupacabra (Goat Sucker)
the most famous South and Central American cryptid  is the Chupacabra
(from the Spanish, chupar: to suck and cabra: goat).
actually naming the culprit, the media has described Chupacabra like
events since the mid 1950s, with sightings in the United States,
Mexico and various Caribbean, Central and South American countries.
changed in 1995 with the finding of eight Puerto Rican sheep, dead and
devoid of blood. The beast purportedly responsible, a composite of
vampire, alien and lizard was given a name “El Chupacabra.”
Witnesses describe it as being reptilian with clawed hands, a ridged
back and tail, walking upright on kangaroo like legs and possessing
large oval “Grey” like eyes. In stature it's about the size of a large
monkey or small bear.
strange and macabre killings were to follow in countries as
geographically diverse as Chile, the United States and Russia.
2004 a Texas rancher killed what later turned out to be a mange
ridden coyote attacking his livestock. A second Texan trapped something
resembling a rat/kangaroo hybrid that had apparently
been killing his chickens.
2006 reports flooded in from Russia of turkeys, sheep and other
animals killed by something that afterward sucked out their blood.
2007 three hundred dead sheep were found in an isolated area of
30 more in Texas many with their blood drained and organs removed. DNA
analysis on a suspected culprit (Texas) revealed it to be another mange
2008 a further report of dead chickens was attributed to Chupacabra by
villagers in the Philippines; the owner later placed blame on a wild
Chupacabra myth seems to have been largely media and Internet driven
helped along by entrepreneurs in search of a quick buck and
in search of publicity. The name was purportedly coined by famous
comedian and entrepreneur Silverio Perez in 1995.
 The word “cryptid” was devised by Manitoban John E.
Wall and first used in the International Society of Cryptozoology
Newsletter, Summer 1983. It basically refers to creatures that are
hypothetical, presumed extinct or for which there is insufficient proof
to establish their existence with absolute certainty.
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