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Advocate Herald 30.6.96
Arizona Daily Star 30.5.96
Stampa puertoricana 1996
San Pedro Sun 22.6.96
Internet - Testimonianza 1996
Internet - Articolo di Bob Buck 1996
Internet - Articolo di Jimmy Gonzales, 1996
Chupacabra Home Page. Articolo di Neftali Olmo-Terron, 1996
San Juan Star, 6.5.96
Fonte: St. Petersburg Times (Miami), 21.3.96
Internet . Corispondenza 1996
Internet. Comunicazione di Julio Berrios dell’11.3.96
Internet. Comunicazione di Luis R. Shepherd dell’6.3.96
Internet. Articolo di Scott Corrales (Puerto Rico), 1996
La Rete 73, 8.1.99
La Rete 142, 3.1.99
La Rete 146, 10.11.99
Fonte: Advocate Herald del 30.6.96
CHUPACABRA SIGHTINGS IN CALIFORNIA
San Diego - A monster has been terrorizing the local town of Poway, just a few miles north and San Diego and
the Mexican border. Recent sightings and a reported attack have put the entire community on alert. City
officials, however, claim to know nothing about the events that have the local residents locking their
doors and closing their windows at night. The source of this terror is a creature called the Chupacabra. It is described as three feet tall with bat like wings, fangs and large claws. Somewhat resembling a gargoyle, it is said to be nocturnal and very aggressive. It has been reported to have attacked both humans and livestock and is said to be carnivorous.
Various witnesses have reported seeing Chupacabras all the way from Puerto Rico to Texas to Tijuana. This wave
of sightings has raised many questions about the origins of this new animal. Scientists with various research groups have been speculating that this is a lab experiment in genetic engineering which got loose, similar to the genetic experiments with killer bees that were released in South America and have now reached the United States. While the
experiments with killer bees were trying to increase honey production, the reason someone would genetically
engineer such a creature as the Chupacabra is still unknown.
Anyone encountering one of these animals should immediately contact local authorities. Do not approach
it and move indoors as quickly and quietly as possible.
Fonte: The Arizona Daily Star (settimanale di Tucson), 30.5.96
HELLMONKEYS, CHUPACABRAS COMES TO THE SONORAN DESERT
Goatsucker fears cause nationwide panic - Officials say "goatsuckers" are just the product of fertile imaginations, but tales of the bloodthirsty monsters are terror- izing Mexico and gaining global fame. Anxiety has swept Mexico as newspapers report dozens of sightings and attacks by goatsuckers, which reportedly look like 3-foot rats with wings and enormous teeth and suck the blood of livestock and humans. "A lot of Mexicans believe in extraterrestrials, so
that's what they think they are," said Cristina Fernandez, a Mexico City resident. So severe has panic become that Mexican officials warned last week that important ecosystems are being threatened as rural farmers set fires in caves to kill off goatsuckers, which they think are related to vampires.
So international has the goatsucker become that American humorist Dave Barry put the creature in a recent column.
"It was first reported in Puerto Rico, where it is known as 'chupacabras,' which is Spanish for 'attorney,'" Barry quipped. The Internet includes several goatsucker sites on the World Wide Web, which detail factoids and sightings,
one of the first being in Puerto Rico in 1994. But while many humans take goatsuckers seriously,
Mexican officials say they're a fantasy. Environment Secretary Julia Carabias said this week that she rejects the idea that a stalker of livestock and people "has anything to do with strange organisms, much less vampires."
The Mexican scare started in April, when a teary-eyed Jauna Tizoc, a 21-year-old from the corn-farming
village of Alfonso Calderon in northern Sinaloa state, said she was attacked by a horrifying winged creature.
She showed tooth marks on her neck, and the interview was publicized by Televisa, Mexico's major television
network. "She said a beast with horns attacked her, but that could be anything, like a bull," said Desiderio
Aguilar, director of Sinaloa's municipal police forces. After the interview, anxiety set in. Peasants from all
over Sinaloa, and farmers from more than 10 Mexican states, reported that livestock, especially goats, but
also sheep and chickens, were attacked by other- worldly animals that suck blood. "We have goatsucker
psychosis," Aguilar said. "People won't send their kids to school, farmers won't work at night. It's a social
and economic problem." Indeed, so many Mexicans have reported seeing the goatsucker that two Mexico City dailies this week published drawings of a winged rodent that they said were based on multiple sightings of the animal.
Sinaloa state, at least, has lurched into action. The state government put together a 15-person team of
scientists and technicians, including a bat specialist. They went out to the village where the goatsucker was
sighted by Tizoc. "We sent 50 police as protection because this kind of thing, as you can imagine, is very
scary," Aguilar said. Protected by officers, the team staked out a farmyard where the goatsucker was believed
to have attacked. But in the dark hours before dawn it was dogs who came to prey on the live- stock. The
scientific team set the same trap a second time, just to be sure, and once again dogs were caught. "I don't
know about the rest of Mexico or the rest of the world, but here the goatsuckers are just dogs," Aguilar said.
The Sinaloa snare wasn't widely publicized, so the Mexican media stillabound with goatsucker stories. The
creature was sighted in eight Mexican states, according to the Mexico City daily Reforma. The Mexico City
Times, an English-language daily, reported this week that a nurse from the outskirts of Mexico City was
hospitalized with a severed arm and neighbors said she was attacked by a goatsucker.
Fonte: Internet - senza data; dalla stampa puertoricana.
For the non-Puerto Ricans among us, the Chupacabra is a creature that is currently rampaging through the
island, relieving farm animals of their blood. As of yet, the Chupacabra, which translates into "goat-sucker", has not attacked humans, although no one can say for certain that this will not happen in the future. The origin of its name comes from its earliest attacks, where goats were found with their blood drained and with two peculiar puncture marks on their necks. There have been reports alleging that particular organs were missing from some of the victim's bodies,
without any visible way for those organs to have been removed. Sightings have increased as the months go by,
fueling paranoia and fear. Speculation has placed the Chupacabra as a resident of another galaxy (see the truth behind the Chupacabra), or a half-man, half-beast vampire who roams the countryside terrorizing farm animals. Others say that
the Chupacabra hops like a kangaroo and leaves a sulfur-like stench. Still others say that the Chupacabra is a panther-like creature with red eyes and a long snake-like tongue. I, for one, think that the truth may lie in the UFO area my theory being that the Chupacabra is actually the pet panther, which hops like a kangaroo, of some irresponsible aliens who let it wander around. Like obnoxious relatives who let their children rampage through the house, the aliens have
overstayed their welcome in our island.
Fonte: Newsgroup Updates (In Spanish and English) 2.96. Lettere.
Actualmente, todo el mundo sabe lo que hace "EL CHUPACABRA"(Con un nombre como ese... Quien no!) pero
muy pocos saben como es que el susodicho se chupa sus víctimas. Segun datos JÍBAROS, él siempre anda con una
caja de SORBETOS, los cuales introduce (poco a poco) por la parte posterior del animal. Una vez los SORBETOS
están adentro, nuestro X-TRA comienza a chupar (muy cuidadosamente!) los jugos vitales de su victima; esto
lo hace para evitar que su víctima se inquiete y pueda llamar la atención de los vecinos. Desgraciadamente,
pa' EL CHUPA!, no siempre las cosas salen como Iris Chacón, y cada vez que se equivoca de ROTO... El pobre
termina, como mucha gente en Puerto Rico, comiendo mierda.
De donde los "Los Jíbaros" sacaron estos datos? Usted pregunta.
Muy fácil, detrás de cada una de las víctimas había un varita hecha con SORBETOS, pero solamente una (de cada
diez casos) estaba llena de mierda. Lo que nos hace pensar que "EL CHUPACABRA," a diferencia de mucha gente
en scpr, NO come mierda porque le gusta, si no por MALOS CÁLCULOS.
Luis Pagán 2/23/96
It seems that there were some animal mutilations in the red lands near Miami on the night of 2/20/96 involving
some chickens , gineas ,and geese. Guess who they think could be responsible?. Also, some witness reported a
strong gust of wind in a clear night ,with some strange lights also seen according to Hocurió asi.
Julio Berríos 2/24/96
In my opinion the scientists who are currently studying this situation have formulated three possible theories:
1. It's a dog or some other animal (possibly some form of monkey).
2. It's some prankster mascarading as a beast of some type.
3. It's the result of gene manipulation experiments that escaped.
Of course people like you and me, who are not scientists have another set of theories, from beings from UFOs to Demonic beings from Hell.
The fact is that nobody really knows what it is. The general public suspects that it's some sort of prank,
but is afraid to acknowledge it. It's easier to think that it's something strange, and it is so much more
interesting. Francisco Dieppa 2/22/96
Subject: Aparente descubrimiento del Chupa Cabras Gracias a mis fuentes dentro del NIE (Negociado de
Investigaciones Especiales, Policia de PR), he recibido la noticia de que se ha descubierto la identidad del ya
internacional Chupacabra. Aparentemente, los animales fueron víctimas de una santera, de procedencia
Dominicana, que responde al nombre de "Yoyi la santera" (juro que no me lo estoy inventando), residente de a
urbanización Hillside en Rio Piedras.
Las autoridades han detenido a esta persona para hacerle un interrogatorio extenso sobre sus
actividades. Según la teoría oficial, esta santera mataba a los animales como parte de un sacrificio para
sus rituales santeros. Como explicación a la aparición de animales "atacados" a traves de toda la Isla, la
policia nos informa que esto se debe a mas actos de santeria, o simplemente personas buscando publicidad.
Esta nueva versión de la procedencia del chupa cabras contrasta con la versión surgida de la semana pasada,
en donde expertos forenses del laboratorio del Departamento de Recursos Naturales en Dorado, PR,
determinaron que las laceraciones y orificios en las victimas presentaban todas las caracteristicas de
mordida de un perro. Mientras, en Canóvanas, Jose "Chemo" Soto, alcalde del pueblo y autudenominado archienemigo del chupa cabras, continua recibiendo la prensa internacional, curiosos por resolver el misterio del chupa cabras. El viernes se presentó un articulo en el NY Times describiendo la situación, y una entrevista con Chemo fue transmitida a
traves de la cadena oficial de noticias de la China. Aparte de sus compromisos de relaciones publicas, Chemo
asegura tener al chupa cabras, y cito, "fichado", y en cualquier momento se llevara a cabo la cacería en masa
para poder atrapar al chupa cabras y ponerle fin a este misterio que lleva aturdiendo al pueblo de PR en los
Juan Carlos Blanco 2/2/96
Parece que han nombrado un nuevo sandwich "el Chupacabra" El noticiero del canal 11 fue a investigar
y evidentemente si existe y se esta vendiendo como pan caliente.
Sheila Denise Fournier 2/2/96
Reportajes han surgido que han sacado un juego de video del Chupacabra. Ventas de T-shirts con el Chupacabra se
han estado vendiendo como pan caliente en el Barrio de Nueva York. Una de estas camisetas tiene El Chupacabras
cantando lo siguiente: "Yo soy boricua!, mi amor es Puerto Rico." El Chupacabra parece que atraerá mucha atencion en el verano, particularmente en la parada Puertorriqueña y El Festival de la 116. La Cruz Roja piensa hacer una
Luis Pagan 2/1/96
Fonte: San Pedro Sun (Belize), 22.6.96.
Last Saturday, June 22, the editors of The San Pedro Sun were waved down by workers at Banyan Bay Villas.
Mito Paz excitedly explained that the workers wanted to know if the newspaper was aware of the "Chupa Cabras"
on the island. Not knowing about the dreaded beasts, the editors admitted they knew nothing. It was
explained that the chupa cabra, was perhaps an evil outer-space creature that is killing horses, cows,
sheep and dogs in Mexico and now it has crossed the border into Belize and killed three "sheep" right here
in San Pedro. The excited men said they had seen programs on Mexican T.V. and it was true, and asked us
to come and see the dead "sheep". We proceeded to the pen where the sheep and goats are kept, and lying on
the ground outside the pen was a dead sheep. Due to the heat the sheep was beginning to bloat and no wounds
were visible. It was indeed puzzling. We talked about the deaths of the sheep and wondered if vampire bats were involved. After talking to several people about the chupacabra we realized that we were probably among the few who
hadn't heard of them. Many people in San Pedro had seen news reports on TV Azteca (a Mexican television
channel) and were quite informed. So we watchedTV Azteca and lo and behold, people in Veracruz, Mexico
were marching with signs in front of government offices asking officials to take action against the beasts. The
commentator said that reports of these "animals" were wide spread in Mexico, Guatemala and Puerto Rico.
Monday morning we called the Ministry of Agriculture in Belmopan attempting to get information and to find out
if other incidents of live stock mysteriously dying at night had been reported. The person who answered the
telephone laughed with amusement when the situation was explained and referred the call to a higher authority.
After several more calls, and retelling the story, officials said that this was the first information they
had received about livestock deaths in San Pedro, and that they had no information on chupa cabras. The
conversation closed with the spokesperson very politely saying that perhaps people in San Pedro watched too
much Mexican TV. Monday afternoon Mito Paz called. He said there were eyewitnesses who saw the chupa cabra before it allegedly attacked the sheep Friday night. In fact, he said that one of the witnesses, Tyrel Haylock, 9 years
old had drawn a picture of the creature. We arranged a time for an interview of the eyewitnesses. Tuesday, June 25 we met the eyewitnesses after school. Tyrel Haylock, Annette Cantun, both age 9 and her brother Umberto, age 6, said that on Friday night they were downstairs outside the Cantun's house talking. Tyrel saw the creature about 150 feet away, on
the ground beside a coconut tree. He pointed to the tree and showed where the three of them were standing.
The chupa cabra then came toward the house where the feed for the sheep was stored. It was almost as big as
the goats.( A discussion between the children determined that it was not as big as the sheep but as
big as the goat). Tyrel demonstrated how the chupacabra looked - he said it was crouched down, like it
was squatting. His big wings were on his back; he had small arms, a tail, and sort of jumped and made a
strange small sound. Annette showed us with her hands how tall it was and she indicated it was about as tall
as her brother Umberto. After the creature came toward the house they ran to get their father. He came out with a light and a machete and went to look for it by the pen, which is about 100 feet from the house. The children waited in
the dark. Annette said she was afraid to go inside because her father had the light. She said she was
crying. The father did not see the creature and to date it has not been back. Meanwhile...
The World Wide Web on the Internet was checked out by the San Pedro Sun for information regarding the Chupa
Cabra. There were over 500 entries! - and the chupa cabra has its own home page on the WEB. The home page
is filled with articles about the creature and some illustrations (but no photos). There are reports from
Florida, Mexico and Puerto Rico. There are many articles about what the Puerto Rican government has
done, profiles on chupa cabra hunters, even chupacabra tracks for sale. The home page is soliciting articles
about the chupa cabra. The San Pedro Sun will send San Pedro's version for inclusion in the growing Chupa
Cabra web page (which won a Point Top 5% of Web Sites Award).
Fonte: Internet - Testimonianza postata nel 1996.
MY ENCOUNTER WITH THE CHUPACABRA
When I saw the Chupacabras - Traveling along Route #3 in the eastern part of Puerto Rico, I could notice there was something in the air that was not normal. It was Fall break, and having spend almost an entire October week in
Puerto Rico while visiting high schools was definitely better than staying in New Jersey working on my junior paper.
As I neared the familiar Ford facilities in Canóvanas I decided to take the route through Loiza and stop at a kiosko in Piñones to get an alcapurria. I had half an hour more to make it to my appointment. When I stop and asked for the
alcapurria I noticed a sign. Ants were crawling all over the counter, floor and walls. The owner started complaining that even though she had been spraying with "flea" (as she described it) since the morning the ants kept on coming from
everywhere. I remembered the stories I'd heard from viejitos about these kind of things, I commented that it was a sign of stormy weather coming.
She interrumpted me and said: -"Mijo, where have you been! Of course it is a sign of bad weather, and it signals a good season for avocados too. We are just coming out of the worst hurricane season we've had since Hugo".
I remembered. How stupid of me to say that. By trying to sound knowledgeable about these things I had just made an ass of myself. But there was something about this day I could not get a grip on. There was a strange smell coming from
everywhere. The sky had an unusual brightness that day. It was my cue to leave.
-"Wait a minute nene!", the owner called.
-"What's wrong doñita?" I replied.
-"Be carefull. I think that what is out there is something we have not encountered before".
Not knowing what she meant I got into the car and drove away.
That night as I watched the news I saw the doñita. They were interviewing a lady who was complaining
to the authorities that her chickens and goats had been found dead and without blood inside. The
doñita was there behind her, and in the background I noticed the Kiosko were I had been that morning.
The next day the Chupacabras was all over the news: it had sucked blood form many animals in the
east coast. That's when Chemo, Canóvana's major, decided to start the hunt for this, this..., this
thing! "Chorro de locos", I said as I packed my stuff to return to Jersey. "Santeros, that's what
it is... Santeros!," said mami, complaining about ignorance among everyone.
I went back to the island Christmas Day and the Chupacabras was still in the news. Chemo was still
in the hunt, but this time he said something that everyone suspected, but no one dared to say. "I
have proof that it is an alien", he whispered to the governor during the official welcome to the
new year. That was it! I had to get to the bottom of it. I decided to sove this thing by myself.
I planned a trip to El Yunque by myself. If the Chupacabras was an alien, then its spaceship must
have been abandoned in the Rainforest. Everyone knew that the place had been a landing spot for
aliens since God knows when. Before I decided to stop at friend's house in Luquillo. He lived near
what he described as "las tres puntitas", referring to the height of the peaks near there. I
knew that if anyone had seen something it had to be him.
Omar came out as my car approached and asked about the purpose of my visit. I told him and as I did
he shouted a "Callate, and come over here!" that left my on my nerves. Once we were inside he said
"If they heard you we are in trouble".
-"Shhh!...They are around"
-"Acho, come on tell me what's going on."
-"These,...these,... these things are everywhere , mano!"
-"You mean is not just one"
-"Vamos, how do you think they can be in San Isidro of Canóvanas and six hours later in Patillas, and then again in Las
-"But...whoa... Ok, so what we are dealing here with is a group of what?
-"I can't explain it to you man".
-"Tell me are they aliens, are they humans, monkeys... what!?
There were no answers only a "Be careful".
That night Snoopy, my perrito, started barking like he never barked before. Maybe I was thinking
too much about all this Chupacabras stuff. I should have gone to sleep. But I had to see what was he barking at. At the neighbor's chickens den I saw something move suddenly and all the chickens fell silent. It was similar to the kind of silence you hear at cocktails parties when one of the guests falls to the floor by a sudden stroke.
It was there. Like they had described it. Thank God I was looking from a window. It stared at me. I could not move. It was like one of those nightmares where you want to scream, and at the moment when you open your mouth nothing comes out. And at that exact moment it ran away. When the neighbor found his four dead hens the next day he knew that the Chupacabras had been there. I could not tell anyone that I saw the whole thing. No one would believe me. They would think I was crazy and dreamt it all. They would start asking questions: "What was it?", "What was
it like"?, "Why didn't you yell something?". Nope, I wouldn't be the one people make fun of when they
watch the news. I was not going to answer questions to scientists, doctors, police officers. Nope, I was not planning to become a character in an X-File episode.
It did not fall into any of the descriptions that had been told before. I could still smell it. I still remember that unusually lighted night. And I can still see it flee into the montes... into the night... into...
Notice: For those of you oblivious of the words irony and fiction, what you have just read is a work of fantasy. A meditation, if you will, on the possibility of an other-worldly encounter.
Fonte: Internet - Articolo di Bob Buck del 1996.
EL CHUPACABRAS - TERROR OF PUERTO RICO MYTH OR BEGINNING OF A NEW REALITY?
by Bob Buck
A creature that seems to have come from the depths of Hell has been causing much confusion, fear, and debate on the island of Puerto Rico which is located about a thousand miles southeast of Miami, Florida. This has been
going on since about August of 1995. It has been coined El Chupacabras, or goatsucker, a name given it after it killed a pet goat in September of the same year. Since that time this creature has been blamed for over 2,000 deaths of animals of every description from rabbits and birds to horses and bulls. One of the communities hit hardest by the chupacabras is the township of Canovanas, a community about thirty miles east of San Juan which is close to the El Yunque rainforest. Over one hundred animals have been killed with dozens of witnesses to this bizarre creature, which has led to the personal involvement of the mayor of Canovanas, Jose Soto, with the aid of the the Civil Defense. Mayor Soto is trying to capture one of these creatures by laying traps around El Yunque in the Cubuy region, where high activity of the chupacabras has been reported. El Yunque has been a place of much paranormal activity since the earliest of times with Indian legends going back many centuries about this being their Land of Gods. In more recent times El Yunque has been a hotspot of many UFO's as well as various alien type beings such as greys, bigfoots, mothmen, and a creature
described as half goat and half man. Chupacabras, themselves, have often been seen with UFOs nearby. In an interview with a woman from Canovanas, she told of a man that had recently witnessed a UFO drop a large box in the
rainforest which had just had a rash of chupacabras sightings. Is there a connection? Could this box possibly have been some kind of containment device coming from the UFO to round up these creatures that had no business being there to begin with; which had escaped from God knows where? Occupants of these UFOs may be like zoo keepers trying to round up animals that have escaped their confinements and have traveled far and wide, making it that much more difficult. An added problem is they seem to be procreating at an alarming rate. For example when they first started to
come into public view in August of 1995 it was mostly in and around Canovanas. Within a few short months El Chupacabras had spread its territory into surrounding townships and within another few months had reached the western part of the island and has been seen in 40 of the 70 odd counties of Puerto Rico. One witness on the western part of the island made the claim of seeing as many as fourteen at a time. Within the last month witnesses supposedly have seen this creature around Miami, Florida, as well as Texas, California, and northern parts of Mexico. How did these
creatures get from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland which has over a thousand mile barrier of water: Or did they?
I see three main possibilities as to the origin of El Chupacabras. First, these creatures may be genetically manufactured organisms made for military or controlling purposes by factions unknown, more than likely governmental in origin. It may be an experiment to discover how various population groups will react to shock realities for reasons unknown. Is this intentional or a Jurassic Park situation? I see this as the least likely of the three theories for one main reason. This creature or a very similar one has been seen off and on for at least fifty years. in Puerto Rico the Vampire of Mocca had a similar description and terrorized parts of the island over thirty years ago. In the 1930's a comparable beast was
witnessed in New Jersey, known as the Jersey devil. Not to mention that worldwide folklore is riddled with stories of creatures that have glowing red eyes that go bump in the night. Are all these stories really myths or do they have some elements of truth? The second theory as I see it seems more plausible, that being they are animals of unknown origins that evolved naturally on this planet. Due to the extensive systems of caverns found throughout Puerto Rico this would be a credible explanation as to their roots. Some witnesses have noticed sleek, matted down hair on several of the chupacabras with the smell of very strong urine, more powerful than a barnyard odor. The wet fur could be associated with caves that are known for its moist, dank conditions. I know of a case where witnesses have actually seen these creatures come out of a cave. Are these their homes or are they merely hiding places until they can search out their next victim? Also several of these creatures were said to have glowing red eyes that shined like laser beams out to the surrounding area. This could be a possible adaptation of these beings to the dark interior of the massive network of caverns about the island. I do fail to see the adaptive advantage of the webbing under the arms so they can leap
50 feet or more at a time plus as some claim traveling at great speeds. There was a case related to me by Dr. Carlos Soto of a 1500 pound bull that was run down and killed in short order by what was believed a chupacabra. The field in which the dying bull was found was muddy and he could see the tracks of this creature as it rapidly gained on the bull's footprints. Most caves and caverns have limited space so being able to travel great distances over short periods of time appear to serve no apparent function. This is not to say that this adaptation may serve some other function that
is not apparent; also some of these caverns may indeed be quite large in which case speed could play a role. What brings them to the surface? Anything like a series of earthquakes or seaquakes with sufficient force could disrupt their environment, causing them to come topside. When our expedition group, organized by Beyond Boundaries Inc., was in Puerto Rico in February of '95 a fairly powerful seaquake was reported off the coast of that island. It was in August of the same year that the chupacabras were beginning to be seen in Canovanas, a happenstance or maybe not? Now that it
is being seen stateside as well as in Mexico is it also using caves to protect its presence? Only time will tell. Though this is a stronger theory in my opinion than the first as to their possible origin, I personally do no see it as being the case for several reasons. The pattern of the chupacabras diversity in expansion of its range appears to have centered
around the island of Puerto Rico and branched out in a set manner in a short period of time, less than two years. Also most animals of a particular species have limited and defined niches of a greater ecosystem and do not adapt well when out of their natural environment. Unless these creatures have been living in underground habitats throughout the world and for some unknown reason have been coming to the surface in some prescribed fashion, I doubt this theory as a plausible one. And lastly, we seem to be dealing with more than one kind of entity; some appear batlike, others have
features similar to the gargoyles of Old, as well as a most recent one seen in northern Mexico described by witnesses as a wolfwoman. What are we dealing with here? I believe my last theory is the most powerful and likely of the three and is able to explain these occurrences in a more credible way.
This last theory of mine might be viewed as the most far out, but taking in account all that has happened and I believe will continue to happen in greater frequency and bizarreness fits a pattern. Marc Davenport, a noted UFO lecturer and author of the book Visitors from Time, was on our last expedition to Puerto Rico in February of 1996. We came across several paranormal activities that seem to lead towards multi-dimensional aspects and the chupacabras appeared to fit into the overall picture. Marc and I have a consensus of thought of the multi-dimensionality of many of the things occurring on Puerto Rico at this time. Much of what is happening there and elsewhere is what I call paradoxes of nature; things that should not be happening in our so called reality but are occurring regardless. Other creatures have appeared on that island in recent times that are every bit as weird as the chupacabras, but failed to receive the notoriety and
attention that the goatsucker has. Mothmen and a creature described as half human and half goat terrorized parts of this island for a brief period of time and had a much more limited range by being confined to in and around El Yunque rainforest. The chupacabras seem to have manifested themselves soon after these other creatures faded from the picture. A mere coincidence? Maybe not, for UFO activity was noted in many cases when these various entities were sighted. If these UFOs and their occupants are interdimensional or at the very least capable of interdimensional travel as
many in the UFO field contend, this could answer some important questions. Just suppose that the chupacabras as well as the other creatures mentioned are from other dimensions able to reach our universe through doorways beyond space and time. And these UFO occupants have the know how to return them back to their own dimensions. They appeared to be highly successful with previous creatures that invaded our fragile existence but for some unknown reason seem to be having much difficulty with this El Chupacabras. But why? Just maybe the situation is becoming more complicated and harded to control, maybe even for them.
Without getting into great detail, Marc and I and our research team have been collecting data that appears to be showing that Puerto Rico is high unstable electromagnetically where pockets of unstable fields are presenting themselves. We do have evidence to support our theory; though it is still inconclusive; which I will go into at a future time. I am aware
that this may seem unbelievable to many reading this article but the evidence that has been collected by our research group appears to be heading in that direction. That is why we are doing ongoing research and collecting as much data as possible in the times ahead. Some witnesses that have seen the red glowing eyes that appear to emit a laser like beam coming from the chupacabras, claim that these creatures use this power to put their victims in a trance like state before attacking them. And according to Dr. Carlos Soto DVM the true victims of the chupacabras do not go into
rigormortis. These witnesses of the laser like beam see the creature as otherworldly in nature with demonic qualities that are possessed by no known earthly animal. Other characteristics that witnesses have claimed to have observed are an ability to levitate and float a foot or so off the ground and a capability to repel bullets as if they had a protective field
around them. Just recently some policemen in northern Mexico had a run-in with one of these entities after it attacked some local townspeople. They shot a barrage of bullets as it jumped over a wall. Though it seems near impossible that the policeman could have missed this creature it appeared completely unharmed and ran away. Another case relayed to me by Linda Howe, a well known UFO investigator, told of a similar case in Puerto Rico awhile back. A policeman shot at this creature at point blank range and it appeared to him that some kind of force field was preventing his bullets
from reaching it. Also a UFO was seen in close proximity to this entity - here again is there some connection? Now if these creatures are indeed otherworldly as some eyewitnesses claim could they just as easily be interdimensional as well? Let me explain.
If these beings are coming through portals in alternate universes, what is causing this to happen? The answer may lie in the electro magnetic field that blankets this planet. As you may be aware of the electro magnetic field and the gravitational pull of the planet creates our reality which balances and stabilizes this world. It brings about our atmosphere and all things depend upon it. But this electro magnetic field covering the Earth is not even, there are stress or weak points found riddled throughout the planet, most notably the Bermuda Triangle. Puerto Rico is on one edge of
this triangle, where for centuries unusually large numbers of ships, and, in recent times, planes have been lost. Some believe that this triangle is in reality a portal to other dimensions. There are at least six other major triangles like this one spread around the globe. Now let us take this one step further. Just imagine if for some reason our planet as well as the
solar system, itself, was heading towards a singularity, a tremendously strong gravitational field, if you will, better known as a black hole. Some prominent astrophysicists have entertained the thought that at some time in our future this solar system would come to a region in space which will contain a black hole; if the case holds that black holes are fairly
commonplace as some scientists believe. As we get ever closer to this powerful gravitational field the electro magnetic blanket that covers our fragile planet would become more and more unstable. The paradoxes of our existence as mentioned earlier in this article would increase exponentially where the realities that we perceive as our physical plane will change in unpredictable ways. In lesser forms we will see earth changes like earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions in increasing numbers as well as increases in severity. In more extreme cases where there are weak
points in the electro magnetic global field such things as strong plate movement of the earth crust is possible, even a polar shift is in the realm of possibilities. And as we are seeing with the chupacabras as well as with increasing numbers of other strange beings a very possible elevations in interdimensional instabilities that are opening more and more portals to alternate universes. Already this is happening in Puerto Rico and now on the U.S. mainland and Mexico right before the peoples' eyes, an indicator to a much larger global problem to come. I have personally interviewed individuals that have eithger claimed to have gone through what appeared to be a dimensional portal or knew of people who have. These people in my opinion seem honest with nothing to gain, who in most cases appear very concerned and are searching for answers. Since my trip on the '95 expedition to Puerto Rico a little over a year's time; the incidents of paradoxes are increasing exponentially with a greater degree of bizarreness. This planet is liken to a forged iron bar where Puerto Rico is a weak point on this bar. When pressure is evenly applied to the bar its weakest point wil bend first. This is what I am now seeing.
If you have enjoyed this article and would like to receive more information on El Chupacabras, may I suggest our educational, high quality VHS format video taken on the '96 expedition to Puerto Rico. It contains uncut
unedited footage of interviews with Mayor Soto of Canovanas as well as rural residents of that community that were eyewitnesses to this entity. The video also contains a personal interview with Dr. Carlos Soto who is an
individual that has personally examined dozens of animals that are suspected to have been killed by this beast. This video is full of information and will give a general view of this creature. If interested in purchasing this video please contact Bob Buck at 314-631-0293 for further information or FAX Joyce Murphy at 817-573-1582.
Fonte: Internet - Articolo di Jimmy Gonzales, 1996.
DRACULA JOINS STAR TREK: VAMPIRE FOLKLORE IN THE SPACE AGE
by Jimmy Gonzalez - Computer Engineer & Vampire Aficionado
The fact that vampire stories have resurfaced at the shores of the Puerto Rican psyche in recent times
should not be a surprise. Modern technology has given new electromagnetic wings to ancient demons. It also
has given vampires a new origin. The blood-monster no longer comes from the Carpathian Mountains in
Transylvania. In this era of space exploration and mass communication, the strigoi comes to haunt us from the
new unknown, outer space. Vampires have always been alien to the world of the living, that's why they are
also referred to as the undead. But now their alien nature has embraced a new dimension, a more
contemporary image. The folklore of the space age married medieval folklore and gave birth to the
Chupacabras or Goatsucker.
At first one might think this a gunpoint wedding forced by the media. Out-of-space folk tales were rare before
space exploration became a reality in the 1950's. On the other hand, vampire folklore dates back thousands
of years. However a closer look at the forces behind this odd couple reveals that both parties came together
voluntarily and willingly. They also share a common origin, as we will see.
The Blood Is the Life
- Deuteronomy 12:33
The link between life and blood dates back to the dawn of civilization. Ancient tribes worshiped their dead
like gods, and shed their blood on the ground like semen, to fertilize the Earth and guarantee abundance.
This symbiosis between life and blood soon evolved into deeper and more complex rituals. At some point in
evolution, people decided that they were not going to adapt to nature anymore, but instead tried to submit
the environment to their needs. If humans were able to control the physical environment to some extend, why
not the supernatural one as well? This task was accomplished through religious rituals, where blood
played a key role. African tribes such as the Ovambo in South West Africa, for example, still cut off the head
and limbs of the dead to curtail the return of too many spirits into the world of the living. This allows them
to keep a careful balance between the natural and the supernatural worlds.
The first step to control something, however, is to define it. The beliefs and dogmas that make up our
modern religions share this purpose with science. In one way or another, they all try to define how the
cosmos works. This make us feel in charge of nature and not at her mercy. The myths, superstitions and stories
of folklore are remains of old beliefs and dogmas, early attempts to domesticate our environment. The need
to exercise dominion over nature help us deal with more inner emotions and fears. When something strange
happens, it needs to be explained somehow, otherwise the unknown takes over our lives.
The word vampire has its roots in the Mediterranean languages. The earliest reference to the word arises in
the slavonic Magyar from vam, meaning blood, and pir or monster. The name itself defines the nature of an
otherwise unexplained phenomena. The vampire is a creature that breaks the natural cycle of life by
refusing to die completely and manages to survive by stealing life-giving blood from the living. This will
take care of all those blood-drained corpses and strange deaths that otherwise would be left without
explanation. The Transylvanian idea of the blood-monster is very old and has itsorigins in the Far East. Tibetan Mongols, like other oriental cultures, believed in vampires and bat-gods. Records of the Chinese vampire, giang shi,
date back to 600 B.C. Hungarian Magyars and the Szekelys of Transylvania claim to be descendants of
Attila's armies, with roots in Asia. The diversity of ethnic groups in Eastern Europe contributed to an
elaborate mix of folklore, from werewolves to batmans, but the cornerstone of the myths remained unchanged.
Somewhere, somehow, the balance between the natural world and the supernatural cosmos has been broken. The
vampire came to be the embodiment of such imbalance. Dracula , Bram Stoker's evil character, is based on a
real historic figure, a medieval prince who ruled Wallachia around the 1470's. His name was Vlad Tepes,
also called the Impaler because of his favorite method of execution. He was also called Dracula, meaning the
son of Dracul. His father took the name Dracul from a secret elite of knightscalled the Order of the Dragon.
These noblemen were responsible for the security of the Holy Roman Emperor and for leading many crusades
against the Turks. Stories about Vlad Dracula can be found in Russian, Polish, Germanic, and Romanian oral traditions,
revealing the widespread fame of the Prince's brutalities against both Turks and Christians. Among his victims were pregnant wives accused of adultery, children infested with decease, monks with foreign ideas, disloyal troops, even rival boyars. His reign was based on terror, and propaganda played a key role in many of his victories against the Turks. Despite the long record of atrocities committed by Vlad Dracula, he never got associated with vampirism until Bram Stoker used him as historical background for his famous novel in 1897. The book became an all-time bestseller, in
part due to the legendary fame of the Prince.
It is important to observe that Stoker's own success did not started with Dracula, but with a British play
based on his novel. From this play comes the polished and romantic image of the Count, dressed in a tuxedo
and with a black cape. The wardrobe's design responded to very practical needs. The tuxedo eliminated the need
to change clothes in times when plays were normally followed by a banquet. The black cape was key to create
the illusion of disappearance required during the play. The transition from theater to movies just followed the
natural course imposed by technology. Just like the press gave international life to Vlad Dracula in the 16th century, the movies gave Stoker's Dracula a new life in the 20th. From then on, vampire folklore has expanded around the globe, preserved and promoted by the entertainment industry.
While artifacts portraying vampire stories can be traced back 4,000 years, alien folklore is hardly a half-century old. Before space exploration was given serious consideration by the scientificcommunity, only a few bold men dared to dream about the unknown world beyond the clouds. Today, alien folklore is as popular and acceptable as vampire folklore was in the 16th century. As our civilization becomes more detached from old religious beliefs and relies more on science to explain the unknown, folk tales adapt to reflect these changes.
The apparent conflict between superstition and scientific fact was addressed by Bram Stoker in Dracula. He wrote, "it is the fault of our science that it wants of explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain." This vacuum left by science needed to be filled to keep our fears of the unknown at bay. New monsters had to replace old ones, but now they also had to be scientificly correct. Today's fiction is often labeled science fiction to make it marketable to a more skeptic consumer. No longer is the vampire symbol of conflict between life and death in the religious realm, but often the tension between our life on Earth and outer space. The imbalance between nature and the supernatural still remains. The media has played a key role in the propagation of this new alien-vampire folklore. Just like Transylvania served as the melting pot where Asian and European beliefs clashed, merged and flourished, the new
communication technologies have become the crossroads of the old and the new lore. The silver screen and television have given the "new blood" that was necessary to resuscitate the vampire folklore. And yet, one question remains, whatever happened to Moca's vampire?
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Fonte: Chupacabra Home Page. Articolo di Neftali Olmo-Terron, 1996.
THE CHUPACABRAS AS A SCAPEGOAT
The opinions presented in this section may not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Chupacabra Home Page
Author: Neftali Olmo-Terron, MD
About the author: Dr. Olmo is a psychiatrist practicing in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is the Medical Director of
the State Psychiatric Hospital and is also in private practice.
Puerto Rico has its own Loch Ness Monster, its own Yeti, Bigfoot. It is called the Chupacabras, Goatsucker
when translated literally. The intense curiosity about its nature and whereabouts is depicted in this Home
Page quite well. Rather than expanding in angles that keep others really busy, I would like to analyze some
of the universal and local psychological underpinnings for this type of phenomenon. I'll try to keep it
The not-real nature of the creature is clearly established by the inexplicable vast territory supposedly covered by the derelict (it has been seen in Florida already!), as well as by the negative forensic findings of the veterinary pathologists. They have established quite rational explanations for various incidents. So much can be said by the homologous
creatures allegedly seen in various parts of the globe. That being the case, what powerfull force and energy
keeps so many people interested for such a prolongued period of time? This is something that goes beyond the
need for the media to sell paper (or electronic images).
The human animal has been believing as long as we can historically tell. Gazzaniga states this in a cristal
clear way. The refined paintings on the walls of the Altamira and Lescaux caves, among other places, reflect
a sublime artistic skill to depict color, shape, 3-D, and motion, as long as it pertains to animals. The
artist could go as far as spraying a stencil of his anatomy, mostly hands, picturing a negative of himself.
But when it comes to human figures we can find nothing in the caves. It is obvious that our distant relatives
must have had a very strong believe that something bad was going to happen to them if they drew themselves.
What? We dont know, but something, whatever.
Since then, at least, we have not stopped finding something to believe in. Greek and Roman mythologies
are well known examples. The Orient and the Middle East dwellers have been prolific writers of myths, even
though we call those writings something else. When confronted with contradictions within those systems we
respond with rationalization. So, the human animal enjoys, perhaps needs to create myths.
Some peculiar phenomena generates when humans organize themselves in groups. Civilized, rational, objective,
kind, intelligent and mature individuals become erratic, impulsive, phantasy oriented, arbitrary, and gossipy. Sometimes even cruel. We see this process through Bion's findings and the A.K. Rice Institute Workshops experiences.
The tribe then creates a fantasy that is supposed to explain as well as to alleviate our misery, ignorance
and anxiety. The delusion in this case becomes: Something bad and dangerous outside of our group is the
source of our evils. If we are not carefull it will come and eat us, eat our pets, eat our farm animals...We must defend ourselves!
Along lines similar to the group processes, the mind grabs any maneouver it can to mantain certain internal
balance and tranquility. Here Kernberg and the Psychoanalytic Object Relations Theory are of
particular help in conceptualizing and illustrating us. Some of us, sometimes, hopefully most of the time, are
able to simultaneously process the complex and poly-valenced nature of things inside our minds, BOTH
the good and the bad part of things, of people, of feelings, of objects, including ourselves. Some of us,
sometimes, regretably too often, are able to maintain a relative hold on life only by keeping contrasting
things in separate compartments. The good and the bad cannot be kept and maintained in the same place. If we
are to assume at a particular moment that we are good, the bad hence needs to reside somewhere else, outside.
This projection is very usefull in creating the SCAPEGOAT. We are good guys here in Puerto Rico. The
bad thing is that alien from Mars that sucks the blood of our pets and farm animals!
This projection is also the source of an external persecutor (See Melanie Kleins work. See also Freuds
paper on the Schreber Case). It is now a paranoid threat, the monster will come to attack us from
behind... (Invariably the Chupacabras attacks the backyard).
We can also conceptualize the external nature of our enemies from the point of view of DEPENDENCY. When the
intra-psychic representation of ourselves is not clearly defined with clear-cut boundaries around our
autonomous selves, things come from outside, for we cannot assume credit fo independent behavior.
SYMBOLS, SEMANTICS , SENTIMENT and SEX
(A psychiatric interpretation)
Chupa cabras. Female-goat sucker. In spanish, the female goat is a name for promiscuous females,
prostitutes included. In a time of AIDS, herpes, chlamydia, warts, and other sexually transimitted
diseases, even erotic fantasy could be considered dangerous.
There is really no safe sex. The only acceptable way to chupar la cabra, and accomplish it with certain degree
of primitive excitement, is for somebody else to do it!
Fonte: San Juan (Puerto Rico) Star, 6.5.96.
THE CHUPACABRA BECOMES A RECURRING LEGEND
by Robert Friedman
WASHINGTON -- The goatsucker is on the go -- with new alleged victims reported in other Caribbean countries,
Mexico, Central America and Dade County, Florida. Once strictly del pais, the chupacabras, as the supposed
vampire-like killer of barnyard animals is known in Spanish, has recently been spotted in the Dominican
Republic, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Miami.
The monster -- reptilian body, oval head, bulging red eyes, fanged teeth and long, darting tongue -- has
allegedly pulled off one of the more grisly animal slaughters of late: the one-night massacre of 69 goats,
chickens, geese and ducks in the heavily Hispanic Sweetwater neighborhood of South Miami. Miami police
and the local zoologist say that the killer was a large dog -- but Sweetwater residents insist that the deed
was done by the blood-sucking beast first spotted in the central mountains of Puerto Rico .
Whatever, the chupacabras phenomenon seems quick becoming part of Hispanic -- and possibly international
-- bestial lore. The goatsucker already has been tagged the Bigfoot of the Caribbean by stateside journalists.
The monster made its network TV debut last week via "Unsolved Mysteries." It was the talk of the popular
Miami-based gabfest, "El Show de Cristina," which is transmitted throughout Latin America. That show
featured Canovanas Mayor Jose "Chemo" Soto, known to townsfolk as "Chemo Jones" for his weekly chupacabra
hunts through the surrounding hills, using a caged goat for bait. Soto offered this grim warning: "Whatever it
is, it's highly intelligent. Today it is attacking animals, tomorrow it may be attacking people."
Tee shirt sales are said to be booming, a video game reportedly is in the works, songs are sung to Ol' Red
Eyes over South Florida radio stations (such as "Chupacabra-fragalisticexpialidotious," as in the song
of a similar name from "Mary Poppins.") The beast is on the Internet, courtesy of some Puerto Rican students at
Princeton University, who give tongue-in-cheek updates daily on the goatsucker's doings.
So, what have we here? Among other things, a recurring legend, especially prevalent in Latin America,
according to anthropologists, Hispanic historians, and others. "There are a certain number of these legends of
bloodsucking animals in South and Latin America," said Richard Grinker, an anthropology professor at George
Washington University. "They are usually analyzed as anti-capitalist, an unconscious means of rebellion by
country people who believe that capitalism is sucking dry the earth and their entire being. Fellow
anthropologist Paul Brodwin acknowledged that blood-sucking legends pre-date quasi-Marxist analyses,
but said the legends often get reinterpreted "according to social circumstances."
Take, for instance, the legend of the Loup Garou, which Brodwin has studied in the Haitian countryside. This
sometime human-sometime animal being is related to the French werewolf legend, said Brodwin. But with a
difference. The Loup Garou sucks the blood of its human victims.[???] The Haitian legend has been analyzed as a
"collective fantasy," said the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor, of an unconscious suspicion and fear the poorer-than-poor have of their neighbors.
Marvette Perez,curator of Hispanic history at the Smithsonian Institution's American History Museum, sees
deja vu once more in the chupacabras tales. Perez, a native of Arecibo, recalled the similarities between
the chupacabras and both the Moca vampire and the garadiablo of island lore. A couple of decade ago, the
Moca monster was sucking blood of assorted animals around that small mountain town, while the garadiablo
was a devilish looking creepy crawly from the lagoon seen in local swamplands. "This seems to be a very
Caribbean phenomenon, especially of the Spanish- speaking islands," said Perez. "It's part of our
folklore. It's inter- esting that the chupacabras has not been found on the English-speaking islands, but has
migrated only in places where people speak Spanish. Pedro Vidal, professor of Spanish and Latin American
Studies at American University, remembers hearing childhood tales in his native Venezuela of a beast
sucking the blood not only of animals, but also of little children. Vidal, who has done research on
vampires, noted that the hemispheric roots of such entities go way back, to the Mayans, who worshipped a
"vampire figure deity long before the idea of Dracula."
Bram Stoker's novel of the blood-thirsty count became a big hit in Victorian England in an age of anxiety over
a syphilis epidemic, said Vidal. Now, another sexually transmitted epidemic has unsettled the populace. Puerto
Rico, he noted, is among the areas in the hemisphere hardest hit by AIDS. It is entirely possible, he said,
that the commotion over the chupacabras could be linked to the AIDS fear.
Unbeknownst to many, there is a real live goatsucker in captivity in the Washington, D.C. zoo. In fact,
ornithologists know all about goatsuckers -- which is the name given to a family of nocturnal birds. They are
described as soft-feathered with long, pointed wings, short, weak legs and feet, a very small bill, but a
wide, gaping mouth, and whose eyes reflect light at night. Some goatsuckers of note are night jars,
whippoorwills and the Australian frog mouth, which is on display at the D.C. zoo. Could they be...? Most
unlikely, said Bob Hoage of National Zoo. The winged Goatsuckers feed almost exclusively on insects, he
The Goatsucker tag comes from the Latin word, Caprimulgus. The birds are often found in the
Mediterranean in places where goats graze. In a strange twist, bird-watcher-columnist Don Wilson reports in the
Orlando Sun Sentinel that "the harmless whippoorwill was once viewed as a sinister creature. Superstitious
country folk once believed the birds sucked the milk from goats' udders, causing them to dry up."
Fonte: St. Petersburg Times (Miami), 21.3.96
THE WEIRD TALE OF THE GOATSUCKER
By David Adams
Miami- When police arrived at the crime scene they had never seen such carnage. Lifeless victims - 69 in all -
lay strewn across the yards of two families in Sweetwater, a heavily Hispanic neighborhood in south
Miami. But it was a Miami massacre with a difference - a case perhaps for Ace Ventura, Pet Detective.
The victims were all animals - goats, chickens, geese and ducks. Who - or what - could have done such a
dastardly thing? The killer, say police and a local zoologist, was a large dog. Wrong, say local residents.
It was the chupacabras, the Caribbean's very own Bigfoot, except this creature is a vampire-like
predator whose name literally means "Goatsucker" in Spanish. Don't be surprised if you haven't heard of the
chupacabras. Until this month it had never been seen or heard of outside Puerto Rico, the U.S. island commonwealth of
4-million people. For the past six months, the hideous bloodsucking beast with an oval-head and bulging
red-eyes - part reptile, part insect, part UFO alien - allegedly has been terrorizing the island's central
mountains. But after the slaughter in Sweetwater, the chupacabras has firmly established a place in the
annals of Miami make-believe. It may sound like something out of Star Trek, but it has gripped more
than just the imagination of Hispanic Miami. For those who believe in the chupacabras, the fear is real. In
some cases the attack on livestock has caused serious economic loss.
One Sweetwater woman claims to have seen it, and there have been alleged chupacabras attacks in other parts of
Miami. The beast has developed a large following in Latino communities across the United States, from New
Jersey to California. Authorities are taking the killings seriously - up to a point. A specialist has investigated the deaths, and a county commissioner has called for a police inquest. "It's mushroomed way out of proportion," says Ron Magill, assistant curator at MetroDade zoo. "I'm sitting here literally in shock."
Chupacabras has aroused great interest, and discussion - some of it less than serious - on the Internet, where
it has its own home page, complete with sketches created by a Princeton University history student.
"This has turned out to be a new kind of folklore," said the student, Hector Armstrong, a native of Puerto
Rico. There is even talk of a video-game spinoff, he says. It already has become big business: There are
T-shirts, a chupacabras sandwich, live morning radio and a Spanish pop song with a chorus that roughly
translated goes like this: "Gotta have fun and party. In case the Goatsucker gonna get me." Last week
English-language radio got in on the act when the popular station Y-100 ran a week-long "search of the
elusive chupacabras!" offering a $1,000 prize for a real photo of the creature. The station made its own
mock effort, sending a reporter into the Sweetwater woods dressed in a goat costume.
The chupacabras coverage was a hit. One of Latin America's most watched Spanish-language TV chat shows,
Cristina, which is recorded in Miami where it has a large audience, gave credence to the "chupacabras
phenomenon" with an hour-long program on it Monday. On the show was Jose "Chemo" Soto, the mayor of Canovanas,
a town in Puerto Rico where the chupacabras supposedly has claimed more than 100 victims. Soto, who is running
for re-election, offered viewers this grim warning: "Whatever it is, it's highly intelligent. Today it is
attacking animals, but tomorrow it may attack people." A former police detective, Soto is known to locals as
"Chemo (Indiana) Jones," for his quest to capture the mysterious creature. Using caged goats as bait, Soto
leads a weekly monster hunt of local volunteers who patrol the town's surrounding hills - so far to no
avail. Also interviewed on Cristina: a vet from Puerto Rico - nicknamed Dr. Chupacabras - who claims the
wounds he has examined on alleged victims of the beast are "totally abnormal" fang-like punctures. thers on
the program included an extraterrestrial philosopher and a writer on UFOs, who believe the chupacabras was
sent from another planet to Puerto Rico.
According to Jorge Martin, publisher of Evidencia, a magazine on UFO research, aliens are drawn to Puerto
Rico by the Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest radio-radar telescope. The killings, whatever their
cause, are a serious problem that has frightened many people in Puerto Rico and Miami. This has been fueled
by a number of eyewitness accounts from seemingly credible people. At least 15 Canovanas residents claim
to have had a close encounter with the monster. "I was looking off the balcony one night, and I saw it step
out of a bright light in the back yard," said Michael Negron, a 25-year-old college student. "It was about 3
or 4 feet tall with skin like that of a dinosaur. It had bright red eyes the size of hens' eggs, long fangs
and multi- colored spikes down its head and back." The creature reportedly disembowelled the family goat,
draining the blood from its neck. Some theories - and eyewitness accounts - are harder to believe than others. Consider the latest sighting in the Puerto Rican town of Caguas, where the chupacabras allegedly entered a bedroom window and mauled a stuffed teddy bear, leaving a "puddle of slime." Critics say the hysteria has been whipped up by sensationalist
media that are eager to promote the legend as part of a sales or rating drive. Puerto Rico is a fertile market
for such bizarre tales, due to widespread Afro-Caribbean cultural and religious beliefs that involve animal sacrifices and blood rituals. Officials say folk monster tales are hard to combat with rational explanations.
Just ask Magill, the Miami zoologist. When he attended the Sweetwater slaying, he pointed out to residents
what he believes to be incontrovertible proof the killer was a large dog, maybe 50 pounds in weight, or
more. "They were just totally not listening," he said. On inspection he found the bite marks were "classic
canine punctures from dogs." As for the vampire theory, "Contrary to the popular belief, all the animals were
full of blood." He demonstrated this on one dead goat. "I took a knife and cut into the carotid artery and
blood came out of the carcass." He also showed where he believes a dog dug its way under the garden fence. "It
was a classic dog digging. You could see all the dirt pushed back and dog hair on the bottom of the fence."
Magill was able to identify footprints as being that of a dog. Residents wanted to know why none of the animals
had been eaten. Again he points to what he calls the "classic m.o." of dog attacks. "Dogs don't kill for
food, they kill for fun. It's a thrill." For Magill the scene was a deja vu experience. Two years earlier, dogs
killed 15 antelopes at the zoo in the same fashion. But Magill says all his explanations were for naught. Local
residents were enthralled by heavy media attention that day.
An older woman came out of the house and turning to a group of TV cameras demonstrated how she had confronted
the chupacabras. "It stood up on two legs and was hunched over like this with big arms and looked at me
with these red eyes," the woman said. "I just said, "Oh jeez, here we go,' " says a discouraged Magill. "As
soon as she did that every news media camera zoomed in on her. That was the footage they played over and over
again." Part Cuban, and fluent in Spanish, Magill understands the cultural sensitivity of older people in
the Hispanic community over their religious and cultural beliefs. He even believes in UFOs and
extraterrestrial life forms. "I'm not one of those pure scientists who say "No, we are the only ones with the
truth and all that stuff is ludicrous,' " he says. "It's just in this case that was not it."
Fonte: Internet. Articolo di un free-lance. 1996.
THE CHUPACABRA IN MIAMI
From our un-official on-site reporters
Within this past week about six different animals were found dead on South Florida farm land, sucked of all
their blood and left with those distinguishing Chupacabra marks on their body. The authorities are
saying it is the work of a cult, or some Santeria sacrifices, all in all some lady claims to have seen
two life forms fly out of the sky and kill her animals. She described them as having big black eyes, fangs, a
pair of huge wings, a spine of thorn-like objects on it's back and a long tail with a hook at the end with
which she watched it grab her animals and suck their blood [ web-editor's comments: Cool!!] . I also heard
that that some local farmers have been putting out cattle at night on purpose, as to try and catch the
Chupacabra. by Mm5.
Fonte: Internet. Comunicazione di Julio Berrios dell’11.3.96.
This is the third mutilation in one month here in Miami, just watch in the news Primer Impacto somewhere in
the vicinity of the N.W where 24 chickens and two goats were mutilated almost exactly like the ones in Puerto
Rico with the two incisions near the right upper neck with no trace of blood. Today's attack was the first
one to be witnessed by somebody here in Miami after last week's attack near little havana,where a man found
his chickens dead inside a cage. The lady that saw the creature, who did not state her name, , saw a shadow
trough the window , which she thought to be strange, then said it was not a person and didn't know if it was
a gorilla but that it had walked kind of strange and was maroon in color. She saw it walk through some
plantain plants and then disappear. More info. soon!! by Julio Berrios
Fonte: Internet. Comunicazione di Luis R. Shepherd dell’6.3.96.
We are very much afraid this little monster is visiting us,here in the miami Area. Today we go the second
report that 46 domestic animals were killed in their Locked pen. We think el chupacabras is a pet of the
real aliens and that He is not the main chupa but a mere robot. It exists and is being covered by the
authorities. Please feel fre to e-mail us to Coolkat@bridge.net
by Luis R. Shepherd
Fonte: Internet. Articolo di Scott Corrales (Puerto Rico), 1996.
EL YUNQUE, NIGHTS ON HELL MOUNTAIN
By Scott Corrales - Much has been written about the significant developments which have taken place in Puerto Rico over recent years, attracting the attention of UFO researchers from the four corners of the earth
including an episode of FOX TV's "The X Files" series and assorted European and Japanese documentaries. While
the bulk of this study has been centered around the alleged subterranean/ submarine base at Laguna
Cartagena on the island's southwestern corner, another section of the island continues to demand the attention
of every researcher: the Caribbean National Rainforest, better known by the name of one of its most prominent
mountain peak, El Yunque.
El Yunque certainly fits Coleridge's description of Xanadu," a savage place, holy and enchantedgt;>: the
cloud-enshouded peak can easily be seen from as far away as the city of San Juan, and closer inspection
reveals an ocean of unspoiled green as lush as that of any jungle. El Yunque was revered by the ancient Taino
indians as the dwelling place of one of their deities, and there is proof that the Mayas traveled as far as
Puerto Rico to venerate this spectacular place. Similarly, thousands of tourists from around the world visit this truly unique landmark However, El Yunque has a dark side which involves human disappearances. An undetermined number of hapless visitors have vanished since Taino days without any satisfactory explanation of their disappearance having ever been made. Many of these have been linked in recent times to the inordinate amount of UFO activity that takes place on the island. The only confirmation we can possibly have that nonhuman forces are involved in these happenings
comes from the likeliest source: the ones that got away.
In 1974, in the wake of a dramatic UFO flap which included cattle mutilations, strange creatures and
Marian apparitions, an hour-long documentary aired on Puerto Rican television recounting highlights of the
incredible events. One of the documentary's segments involved the curious story of a a group of young people
who had found themselves besieged by thoroughly bizarre creatures during a visit to the rainforest.
On the night of October 20 1973, nine campers--students led by three adults--had gone to El Yunque hoping to
"contact" UFOs and their occupants. They made camp high up on a mountain trail, preparing to spend a night that
would turn out to be the longest in their lives. Mr. Heriberto Ramos, the group's official leader, stated
that at one point during their ascent along the trail, they met three persons heading downward. There was
nothing "alien" about the trio aside from the fact that they all dressed exactly alike and with similar
features. One of the group members, who had stayed behind, took a photo of both the other group members
and the three mysterious walkers, but only a patch of mist appeared on the developed film where the trio
At a given moment that night, thoroughly convinced that an otherwise uneventful vigil lay ahead, the campers
were surrounded by five or six vaguely humanoid figures which darted about the thick vegetation with claw-like
hands and elongated ears. Some of the "monsters" blocked the precipice-flanked trail that constituted
the only way down from the mountain and back to the safety of their vehicles.
From a prudent distance, one of the creatures regarded Ramos intently. Upon noticing this, the latter tried
walking cautiously toward the eldritch being, hoping to show that his group's intentions were amicable. Ramos
stood less than ten feet away from the creature, and was able to describe it as having a triangular head,
and "extraordinary" eyes. Amazingly, he managed to touch the strange being, which did not stir. Its skin
felt neither cold nor rubbery. Almost simultaneously, one of the students lit a large, powerful flashlight in
the direction where the contact was taking place, flooding the area with light.
The clawed creature reacted by racing away from the scene, literally tearing a path right through the dense
vegetation, which led to a 100 foot drop, giving the startled Ramos reason to think he had frightened the
being into jumping. To the man's amazement, it reappeared instantly at the side of its fellows, which
were still blocking the downward path.
For endless hours until the sky began to lighten, the beseiged campers were surrounded by the beings, who
remained in constant motion around them. Terror had led one of the students to bang himself repeatedly on the
head with a flashlight, hoping to escape the situation by passing out. Seized by an inexplicable urge, another
camper expressed a desire to take a walk in the woods. Fearing for his mental state, one of his companions
offered to walk with him. Before they'd taken more than a dozen steps, they found what could only be described
as a glimmering, polychromatic "egg" lying on the ground. While entranced by the curious flashing object,
neither one felt brave enough to touch it. Later that night, they would see it in the claws of one of the
nonhuman besiegers. Was it "bait" of some sort, its pulsating colors designed to mesmerize prey?
At sunrise, the campers made a mad dash for the cars they'd left parked at the bottom of the mountain. Not a
trace of the alien intruders remained aside from their footprints, which were much larger than a human's and
appeared to have been made by very heavy creatures, in comparison to the smaller footprints left by the
humans. Their valor rekindled by the morning light, the campers made plaster-of-paris casts of the prints and
photographed them. These materials were stolen by unknown parties months after the incident, including
valuable infrared prints.
On a recent broadcast of ufologist Jorge Martin's "Ovnis Confidencial" radio show, Mr. Federico Alvarez
retold an experience that transpired six months after the unhappy campers' ordeal.
"Apariciones en El Yunque" "Ovnis Confidencial" WSKN, San Juan, P.R.W.
In May 1974, Alvarez led a group of college students at midnight to El Yunque in an effort to see if there was
any truth to the stories being circulated about the mountain rainforest's black reputation. Driving up to
the peak in a car with its headlights off, the band of investigators had an early taste of the supernatural: a
shadowy silhouette dashed across the darkened road ahead of their vehicle. No details could be made out of
the figure, aside from the fact that "it was very tall."
Four of the students, seated in the back seat, opened the doors and charged out in hot pursuit, charging
through the dark woods. Alvarez stopped the vehicle and joined the chase, realizing that he and his peers were
running along a "path" that appeared to have been previously cleared through the vegetation. The trail
led to a large stone landing or "lookout point" from which the lights of San Juan could be seen in the
distance. No trace of the mysterious shadow could be found. The students decided to make for the Yokah
Observation Tower-- a three-story, turret-like structure that affords an excellent view of the surrounding countryside and the neighboring peaks. The incident with the elusive shadow had visibly disturbed some members of the expedition, causing nerves to fray. The possibility that they too might become the victims of a siege by unknown and inhuman forces was now all too real.
As a rudimentary alarm system against possible intruders, Alvarez explained on Martin's program, the
students devised an ingenious "tripwire" consisting of aluminum cans, which they strategically placed at the
bottom of the stairway leading to the observation tower's top. "Between one thirty and one forty five in
the morning," Alvarez stated, "The cans began to rattle." Hesitantly, the students descended from the
tower's observation deck to witness an unsettling sight: the cans were moving around of their own accord,
motivated by an invisible force. Some group members felt that things had gone far enough, and wanted to
leave the site immediately, yet they were prevailed upon to remain for what promised to be another long
Any doubts they might have had about UFOs were resolved at two o'clock in the morning, when a massive,
coruscant oval--some 300 feet in diameter, by Alvarez's calculations--appeared from the gap between two
adjacent peaks. It remained motionless for five minutes and in full view of the students before vanishing
behind one of the mountains. The unknown craft did not reappear. ater in the radio interview, Alvarez added
that he had returned to El Yunque several years later--this time to a campground on the other side of
the rainforest--when around the "witching hour" of 2 a.m. electricity in the entire area went out. All those
present automatically looked upward. A disk-shaped vehicle flew directly overhead and straight into El
Yunque. The vehicle's wake was strong enough to topple a birthday cake that had been left on a picnic table.
Fonte: La Rete 73, 8.1.99
E TORNA ANCHE IL CHUPACABRAS
Poteva mancare? Alle 5 del mattino del 24 dicembre uno strano rumore e' stato udito a Barrio Beatriz di Cayey (Porto Rico) da Luis Diaz. Non si trattava pero' di Babbo Natale ma del Chupacabras! Quando Diaz si e' affacciato alla finestra per scoprire la causa del misterioso rumore, ha scorto uno strano animale vicino al suo pollaio. L'animale aveva appena ucciso 15 galline, due papere ed un gran numero di pulcini. Tutti gli animali presentavano dei fori sul collo e sull'addome . Il sangue era stato succhiato. Poiche' l'aggressione era arrivata dall'alto, oltre la rete del pollaio, o il Chupacabras e' in grado di volare o riesce a saltare molto agilmente. Diaz, che non aveva mai creduto nel Chupacabras prima, ha descritto l'essere dal pelo color rame, dalle cosce corte ma con le gambe molto lunghe e con un tronco possente.
Collaborazione: Joseph Trainor, UFO Roundup; Scott Corrales.
Fonte: La Rete 142, 3.1.99
TORNA IL CHUPACABRAS
Il chupacabras torna a colpire. Lo rivela il giornale brasiliano 'Correiro Brazilian Journal' del 28-10-99, secondo cui dieci fra pecore e capre sono state uccise e vampirizzate da uno sconosciuto predatore in due fattorie di Cesario Lange, nella regione di Sorocaba, Stato di Sao Paulo. La popolazione ha attribuito gli attacchi al chupacabras, che da due anni a questa parte terrorizza gli allevatori della zona. Il primo attacco risale alla sera di sabato 23-10-99, presso la fattoria di Nova Esperança. Secondo il proprietario, Marco Antonio de Souza, 5 capre e 3 pecore sono state uccise ed abbandonate morte con un foro nel corpo. "Tutto cio' e' insolito", ha commentato de Souza, "solitamente quando un predatore attacca, divora le vittime".
Collaborazione: Thiago Luiz Ticchetti, Brasile.
Fonte: La Rete 146, 10.11.99
E' IL CHUPACABRAS?
Da "La Gazzetta del Sud - Calabria" del 25-08-1999: "La rivista specializzata Dossier Alieni riprende l'ipotesi avanzata gia' nei mesi scorsi da Emanuele Labruzzo. Gli ufologi: a Capo Colonna forse il chupacabras.
Che tipo di bestia si aggira indisturbata sul promontorio di Capo Colonna? Da piu' di cinque mesi Emanuele Labruzzo, 23 anni studioso di UFO, non si da' pace. Ricerche, perlustrazioni in lungo e in largo, interviste a chi ha
visto qualcosa, lo impegnano da tempo. Emanuele cerca una conferma alle sue ipotesi. Ma lui e le centinaia di appassionati di fenomeni extraterrestri sparsi per tutta la Penisola una spiegazione se la sono gia' dati. Nel
numero di agosto della rivista'Dossier Alieni', a cui Emanuele Labruzzo collabora periodicamente, si legge: 'Le tracce di Capo Colonna sono troppo simili a quelle del presunto Chupacabras ritrovate dagli inquirenti romani
presso Maccarese'. La vicenda, come si ricordera', si era aperta scorso venti marzo, con il presunto avvistamento in localita' Prestica, nei pressi di Capo Colonna, da parte di alcuni operai in servizio presso la centrale di gas dello SNAM di un grosso felino che aveva compiuto una vera e propria strage di polli nelle fattorie che popolano la zona. In un primo momento si era pensato a una tigre e questa ipotesi aveva fatto scattare una vera e propria caccia. Per giorni l'intera area e' stata battuta dalle Forze dell'ordine alla ricerca dell'animale, ma senza approdare a nulla. L'unica
traccia rinvenuta, all'epoca dei fatti, e' stata un'orma, segno tangibile del passaggio della bestia sul promontorio di Capo Colonna. Ad identificarla il veterinario responsabile del servizio Asl n. 5 Dionigi Torchia:'Quelle non sono come di felino ma potrebbero essere state lasciate da un grosso tasso. Di sicuro non si tratta delle impronte di una
tigre'. La spiegazione, pero', non ha convinto del tutto Emanuele Labruzzo, il quale ha confrontato la foto dell'orma in questione pubblicata a marzo in esclusiva da 'Gazzetta del Sud' con altre appartenenti al misterioso. Chupacabras presenti su Internet. L'esito delle sue ricerche e' stato poi inviato alla rivista 'Dossier Alieni', dove lavorano esperti in materia, che hanno confermato l'ipotesi di Labruzzo: a fare strage di polli a Capo Colonna e' stato il Chupacabras. Ai piu' questo nome puo' non dire nulla ma in America latina e' ben conosciuto. 'Letteralmente significa "succhiacapra" – spiega Labruzzo – e si tratta di un animale, un bipede, con un altezza che varia dai 60 cm al metro e mezzo, avvistato a partire dal 1995 in alcuni paesi dell'America latina e responsabile dell'uccisione di centinaia di polli, capre e suini. Secondo gli esperti la sua presenza sarebbe da mettere in relazione con l'apparizione di oggetti volanti. Si tratterebbe, in realta' di un robot biologico creato con l'obiettivo di raccogliere sangue di animali terrestri'. La descrizione dell'aspetto di questa bestia ricavata dai giornali americani che si sono occupati del caso ha del terrificante. 'Le testimonianze – conferma il giovane esperto di UFO crotonese – parlano di una creatura molto somigliante a un alieno grigio, dalla testa a pera con enormi occhi rossi, arti superiori e inferiori con tre dita terminanti con unghie ad artiglio e una bocca con canini prominenti. Il chupacabras ha una lingua appuntita con cui succhia il sangue delle sue vittime'. Ma e' il suo incedere che presenta analogie con la bestia avvistata a Capo Colonna. 'Procede a balzi – osserva Labruzzo – e lascia impronte tra i 7 e 10 centimetri simili a quelle di un grosso canide. Il fatto che non si tratti di un cane rinselvatichito e' che la successione delle impronte e' quella di un essere bipede e non di un quadrupede. Lo stesso tipo di orma e' stato rinvenuto a Capo Colonna'. A non lasciare spazio ad altri dubbi, secondo Labruzzo, sarebbe al tecnica adoperata da questo animale sul promontorio nello sgozzare le sue vittime. 'Le galline – precisa il giovane – sono state sgozzate e abbandonate sul posto con il collo, le ali e zampe intatte. Proprio come fa di solito il chupacabras'.
Fonte: Mysteria 1-11-1999.
Realizzazione a cura del Centro Ufologico Nazionale
c/o Gianfranco Neri