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Chupacabra, translated in English means ‘goat sucker’. This blood thirsty creature gets its name from the countless carcasses it leaves behind drained entirely of blood. The victims include mostly goats, however, it has been known to also leave a trail of lifeless, bloodless bodies of other livestock such as; cows, pigs, chickens, and sheep. There have also been many cases of humans having terrifying encounters with the fiend.

There are many different descriptions about the creature: the most common descriptions are that it is the size of a large dog, it sometimes stands on two legs but is on four when sucking the blood of its prey, it has a reptilian appearance with a row of spines reaching from the top of its head to the base of its tail. It’s long claws are likely used to jab a hole in its victims to suck their blood, it has dead eyes that stare back at you like an abyss, paralyzing its prey with fear. This is a creature straight from the depths of our greatest fears with an affinity for blood and an enormous appetite for livestock or anything that gets in its way.

The first reported attack by Chupacabra occurred in March 1995 in Puerto Rico. Eight sheep were found dead, each with puncture wounds in the torso and completely drained of blood. A few months later, in August, an eyewitness, Madelyne Tolentino, reported seeing the creature in the Puerto Rican town of Canovanas when as many as 150 farm animals and pets were found dead. In 1975, similar killings in the small town of Moca were associated to El Vampiro de Moca ‘The Vampire of Moca’. Initially, it was suspected that the killings were committed by a satanic cult; later more killings were reported around the island, and many farms reported the loss of livestock. Each of the animals had their bodies bled dry through a series of small circular incisions.

Not long after the initial reportings in Puerto Rico, Chupacabra witness sightings started showing up all over Latin America and Southern United States. Mexico has the most common encounters with the creature with most of them being in the state of Durango(there must be a lot of goats there).

Chupacabra lurks in the cover of the night; unsuspected travelers might have the misfortune of being Chupacabra’s next meal. Just remember to have your camera on focus while its draining your blood so we could see how it looks like.