Chupacabra Against the 300!

The infamous goat sucker strikes back, this time in Puebla located in Mexico.  It seems over the past couple months over 300 goats have been found decapitated.  Reports say hardly any blood is found at the vicious scenes leaving shepherds suspicious that the chupacabra may be the culprit.

My guess is 1 of the 2

  1. Psychopathic Shepherds that are killing their own and other shepherds live stock.
  2.  Some type of animal perhaps a coyote, wolf or maybe a hybrid of some sort.

Chupacabra and the Hendersons

Over in Jack County, Texas, Staysha Henderson was greeted by a lovely creature that was inside her camper.  The creature was very skinny, hairless and had grey skin.  Unfortunately for Henderson she is now undergoing a series of rabies shots after being attacked by this creature as she went to offer it a bowl of water.  Henderson’s family shot and killed the mysterious creature, they believe to be the infamous chupacabra or in some circles it is being called the Texas blue dog.

Supposedly tests are being done to find out exactly what this creature is.

I will keep you all updated when the results are in.

References:

http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Woman-claims-chupacabra-attacked-her/2mZUJXYkakOB4SjqDOgoWQ.cspx

Chupacabra Makes Itself Known in Oklahoma

The infamous chupacabra has weaseled its way back into the news again. Usually spotted in Puerto Rico and Texas, the chupacabra is now being sighted in Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

A group of teenagers spotted this creature in the woods behind Tecumseh High School. Ryan Craighead. one of the witnesses, described the creature:
“It’s got long back legs and its front legs are small. It has a long tail and doesn’t have any fur.” The teens also have a cell phone picture to support their claim.

Oklahoma City Zoo Education Director Teresa Randall had a few things to say about this reported sighting. “I think it would be realistic to have a coyote-dog-mix with pretty good case of mange…It is a mythological legend that’s taken on a life of its own.”
But common sense and logic seems to fail those who spotted this canid-type creature.

“I don’t know. I’m thinking it’s the chupacabra, but people say it’s not real. I don’t know,” said Craighead.

I would just like people to remember a dog with mange and or hairless looks very weird, weird to the point where it can be unidentifiable, causing people to think they are seeing something that isn’t known. As far as my personal research goes, all reports of these dog-like “chupacabras” that have been killed in Texas, have been tested and came back as some type of coyote/dog/wolf hybrid, just like Teresa Randall said in the article. This is no different.

In fact if you read original reports of the chupacabra, the ones that originated from Puerto Rico, this mythological creature has a totally different appearance. It has large red eyes, it stands on two feet, it has a reptilian look to it, a row of spikes that run down its back, it can jump and/or fly, it has a forked tongue like that of a snake and leaves behind a sulfuric stench. It looks nothing like these dog hybrids.

References:
http://www.kfor.com/news/local/kfor-news-chupacabre-in-ok-story,0,6360898.story

Monsters in Texas

It seems we have some exciting news occurring over in Hood County, a small northern Texas community. It seems in the last four days people have been spotting the ever elusive (cue the suspenseful music) Chupacabra! The article reports that two of these “mysterious” creatures have been killed near farm lands within a period of three days. Since local animal control officials have no idea what the animals are, they have been dubbed “unknown” and we all know what happens next. “Unknown” always means “para”normal, so why not label the unknown animals Chupacabra?
 
And guess what? That is just what they did.
 
Texan David Hewitt is one of the land owners that shot and killed one of these supposed Chupacabras (no the ‘s‘ is NOT a typo).  “I had no idea what it could be,” Hewett was quoted as saying. “It looked like one of them hairless Chihuahuas, only much bigger.”
 
Remember what I said earlier about an unknown becoming paranormal? “From all indications, it seemed to be a Chupacabra. The claws, toenails, are nothing like I’ve seen on a coyote. Skinny, pointed tail; sure looks like a possum to me,” Hewitt said. “Never seen any kind of animal that doesn’t have hair on it.”
 
Well, Mr. Hewett, didn’t you just say it looks like hairless Chihuahua? OR was that a possum? Here’s a fun fact for you Land Owner Hewitt; dogs with mange tend to lose their hair. Mange is a class of persistent contagious skin disease caused by parasitic mites. It typically causes the animal to lose its hair. Surprisingly, there are many reasons for animals to lose hair. If interested in seeing why dogs may lose hair, check out this link for starters:
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1593&aid=421.
 
This ’report’ reminds me of a very popular urban legend. There are many variations, but the basic tale has a family bringing home a hairless Chihuahua for their son after visiting Mexico. They take the creat to the vet, only to discover it’s a giant sewer rat with rabies. Now seriously, let’s use a bit of critical thinking here. First off, unknown doesn’t mean paranormal, hell unknown doesn’t even mean unknowable. Just because local animal control officials cannot identify the animal that doesn’t make this creature unidentifiable. Or we can make this even simpler by using Occam’s razor. What makes more sense: that this creature is a known creature unidentifiable because of a possible skin parasite or some other disorder; or some mythological monster that no biological evidence exists for?
 
I am going with this is a known animal; it is just a matter of figuring it out.
 
References:
http://www.wfaa.com/news/entertainment/pets/Chupacabra-like-animals-turn-up-in-Hood-County-98174199.html

More Unknown Nonsense

“I was hiking with my dog about 6 miles northeast of Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico. I was carrying water, my still camera, some food, a compass, a knife and my phone (which had no service in that area). I never traveled through this remote desert before and I hoped to capture some photos of the spectacular landscape. I saw the incredible carcass after we hiked about 2 1/2 hours and were about to turn around to head back to the truck. My dog wouldn’t go near it, which was unusual, as he always finds dead animals eagerly and I have to call him off.

I began to take a picture and the battery died after I snapped one frame. It was fully charged when I left that morning. I knew this was a significant find and I wanted to collect the specimen in lieu of the lack of photographic evidence to document the creature, but there was no way I could carry it back to the car. I decided I would come back with the means to do so, a large backpack with some ropes to tie it on with. As I couldn’t record the spot with my phone’s gps, I did my best to remember the spot and I marked the trail going back so I was sure I could retrace my steps.

I returned the next day with a friend from Taos, determined to bring the animal home. We easily found the trail that I had marked out the day before. It was gone. We couldn’t find a trace.

About the creature itself, it was much larger than any fox, more the size of a large coyote of wolf, about 48″ long. It had a pronounced and extremely long snout, like a tapir or platypus. The most unusual features were the bumps along the spine and the approx. 4-5 inch long “sabre-tooth”. I could see only a single one of these large fangs. The spine bumps seemed to extend out from the vertebra in line with the ribs. They had the same short dense fur that covered the body (definitely not the hairless mange dogs commonly referred to as chupacabra). It had some longer coarse hair on its haunches. Its feet were oddly shaped, more like hooves, but with the features of canid paws, toes and nails. Its legs were long and extended, especially the lower rear legs. The gaping hole in the ribcage was the only visible wound on the body and looking into it, I could see no remnant of any internal organs. There were no insects on the carcass.

I believe it is possibly a previously unclassified canine, perhaps distorted by the process of mummification. This was something extremely rare and unusual and I feel privileged to have seen and recorded it.”

 

I am always fascinated by these types of stories.  A hiker with absolutely no skills or academia in zoology or the anatomy and bone structure of animals, can easily be fooled when an animal starts to decay.  In this situation a hiker comes across an obvious and identifiable canid, but since the individual cannot identify the animal, it becomes unknown or unclassifiable.  This is typical in the world of the paranormal.  Individuals with no experience in certain fields of study (in this case zoology and anatomy) tend to correlate what they would consider anomalous into the category of the unknown, which quickly evolves into the paranormal.  In this report one of the anomalous body parts that this “unknown” animal possessed was a “saber-tooth”.   This saber-tooth is actually called a canine; it’s what is used by all dogs and big cats to rip up food and meat.  Below I will show a image of a coyote skull so you can get a look at the size of one of these canines. 

I am willing to bet that this animal is a coyote and though I may be wrong, I am absolutely sure of one thing, this animal is 100% identifiable.  It is not some unknown canid lurking in northwestern New Mexico.

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/viewnews.php?id=184687