In October 1995, Luis Guadaloupe walked into his
local police station in the town of Canovanas on the island of Puerto
Rico in the Caribbean. He had an unusual story to report to the police -
whilst going about his normal business for the day, he had a strange
experience. Luis had encountered a bizarre creature -"It was really
ugly, like a demon, around four to five feet tall with huge elongated
red eyes. It moved like a kangaroo - jumping on its powerful back legs.
It had a long pointed tongue which moved in and out of its mouth. It was
gray but its back seemed to change colour - it gave off a foul
Since 1995, from all parts of the island, many people have witnessed
this creature - some describing it with a ridge of spines on its back.
Furthermore, farmers and local people have lost thousands of animals -
cattle, sheep, goats as well as dogs, cats and birds - their gruesome
deaths being attributed to the strange creature. When examined the
bodies of the slaughtered animals frequently reveal shocking and
dumbfounding evidence - small holes in the neck or head and a complete
absence of blood in their bodies. Hence, the people of Puerto Rico gave
this strange creature the name "La Chupacabra" - the Goat-sucker.
In early 1995 a police officer was sent to investigate an animal which
had been found mutilated. When he arrived at the scene he discovered a
mutilated sheep and whilst examining the body he became aware of
something watching him from the shadows. He was staggered to see a
creature about five feet tall with dark skin and orange-yellow eyes.
When the creature left the scene the police officer chased it only to be
quickly overcome with a severe headache and nausea. He soon collapsed.
The existence of this strange creature can hardly be denied but, despite
the fact that
hundreds of people on Puerto Rico have seen "Chupacabras",
descriptions do vary. Some eyewitnesses describe the creature with wings
- others do not. Another aspect of these strange events is that quite
often sightings of UFOs accompany the discovery of the mutilated remains
An artistic impression of "La
Chupacabra" - based on eye witness descriptions
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A photo of a Chupacabra? Probably
Jorge Martin, editor of "Evidencia OVNI" - Puerto Rica's UFO
magazine - stated:
"I believe there is a strong connection between the Chupacabras and UFO
activity in this area. Many people who witness the Chupacabra also
report some sort of aerial phenomena. These witnesses - separated
socially as well as geographically, give remarkably similar UFO
descriptions. I don't think this can be ignored when trying to
understand the Chupacabra phenomenon. At first I believed these animals
to be the result of some genetic or bionic experiment, but I now believe
that they are not of terrestrial origin. I have confidential sources
that have informed me that two Chupacabras have been captured by the
authorities here and are being studies in conjunction with U.S.
investigators - there is a possibility that someone, somewhere knows
exactly what is going on. Right now, I would say the situation is out of
control. It's happening everywhere and government officials who are
elected by us to solve our problems are not doing this at the moment".
The authorities, initially, explained the events as hysteria or mischief
by humans. However, they did employ government veterinarians to conduct
official autopsies on twenty animals which had become victims of the Chupacabra. Dr. Hector Garcia, head of the government's Agricultural
Department of Veterinarian Services stated: "The autopsies revealed a
variety of causes of death, including parasites. I believe the attacks
are most likely due to feral dogs or a rhesus monkey imported to Puerto
Rico for scientific experiments".
Even Veterinary Surgeon Soledad de la Pena
was perplexed when she examined the bodies of mutilated sheep -
These remarks attracted widespread derision and
accusations of a government cover-up - a cover-up assisted by the media.
Taking into account the vast number of animals killed, the numerous
eyewitness accounts and terribly mutilated bodies, the official
explanation does, without doubt, appear doubtful - at the very least.
Some researchers have suggested that the Chupacabras are the result of
some kind of covert genetic experiment conducted by the military. These
points are valid because there is ample evidence of the US military
using Puerto Rico for experiments involving illegal weapons and a whole
variety of top-secret projects - such as Agent Orange and Thalidomide.
Also experiments using "radiation weapons" have been carried out on the
Meanwhile Chupacabra events continued to be reported
- Juan Collazo, a policeman, shot a Chupacabra at close range … with no
apparent effect. Jesus Sanchez, resident of Gurabo, discovered the dead
bodies of his rabbits in his backyard and decided to mount a vigil,
waiting for the creature to return. Several days later Sanchez found
himself face to face with a Chupacabra. He dazzled it with a powerful
flashlight and gave it two blows with his machete. He remarked "The
blows sounded like I had struck a hollow drum". The creature escaped,
apparently unharmed. A fire chief also claims to have scared away a
Chupacabra by shooting at it. Some hairs were left at the scene and are
being analyzed. Because the state of affairs has become so serious in
the town of Canovanas, the mayor - Jose Soto, who previously was a
police detective, has organized a series of expeditions to try to
capture the Chupacabras. With the help of 200 heavily armed volunteers
and the civil defense unit, Soto has laid traps in the jungles of El
Yunque in the Cubuy region of Puerto Rico, an area that has also long
been a hotspot for UFO sightings. Mayor Soto states that he has no
choice but to take fears about the Chupacabras seriously but his pleas
to the authorities are unheeded. He also said:
"Whatever it is, it's highly intelligent - today it is attacking
animals, but tomorrow it may attack people."
Carlos Soto - a veterinary
surgeon - recreates the marks left after a typical predator attack. The
jaws usually leave damaged tissues on both sides of the neck - no so
with the Chupacabra
Juan - a local peasant farmer told of how 30 animals had been killed in
one night. Earlier that evening may eyewitnesses claimed to have seen UFOs.
Sightings spread to 40 of the 70 Puerto Rican
municipalities and, in fact, sightings are being made in all parts of
the island - does this mean they are rapidly breeding? In deed, reports
of Chupacabras began to emerge from places far away from Puerto Rico -
Miami, Texas, Florida, California and Northern Mexico. Hundreds of
attacks have been reported in Mexico and in some cases more than 60
animals have been slaughtered - all of them had circular holes, usually
in the neck. Whereas Chupacabra attacks in Puerto Rico were limited to
in Mexico it has been claimed that the creature has attacked people. How
the Chupacabra managed to migrate from Puerto Rico to U.S. mainland is
not clear - the two countries are separated by 1000 miles of water. But
it is clear that descriptions of creatures seen in California are the
same as the Puerto Rican Chupacabra.
sheep on the farm of Radames Marin in Youco, Puerto Rico. The sheep were found
to be free of rigor mortis several days after their death - confounding the
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of a Chupacabra attack - a clean incision in the neck or throat with no
evidence of a struggle
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La Chupacabra - Update
June 2002, for two years now Chupacabras have been
sighted in Chile, attacks seeming to take place in areas with a notable
presence of docile domestic animals apparently to obtain their blood.
Attacks have taken place in the town of Calama - the victims included
chickens, rabbits, lambs, cats and even some horses. Eyewitness accounts
of various "Chupacabra attacks" tend to agree in details and, in April
2001, local residents formed a neighborhood watch to protect livestock
that was being attacked by these strange creatures. When witnessed the
attacks all involve a similar creature - described as a Chupacabra, a
strange animal or an "alien" - capable of making long jumps using two or
three legs. The farmers' dogs, which are usually fierce and do hesitate
to attack strangers, are afraid and would rather hide when the creature
is near. It is noticeable that the "Chupacabra" is afraid of light and
will run away if lights are turned on. The following report took place
in Calama - it has may similarities to other reports in the area.
Initially the "Chupacabra" was observed on the roofs of houses adjacent
to another property where domestic animals are kept.
Thursday 20th JUNE, 2002.
A "close encounter" with one of these mysterious beasts was reported by
Maria Gavia, a local day care worker, living in the area of Manual
Rodriguez - in the town of Calama. Maria lives in a housing complex on
San Antonio street and was badly shaken by her experience which took
place in the middle of the night. The creature was making loud noises
and woke up a number of local residents, Maria remarked:
"It was not a man; it did not look like a person. It resembled an ape
and it jumped all over the roof. It passed right in front of my window
and then it came back making all sorts of noise. I didn't want to turn
on the light because I was very afraid and my windows don't have
screens. I was afraid the animal would break in. I cannot explain
exactly what happened - all I know is I was very scared".
Twelve hours after her strange experience, Maria was still very nervous
and concerned about the event and continued:
"It was after midnight. Suddenly I heard loud noises from the roof. The
creature went by my window. It jumped a lot - making very long jumps,
unlike the way a person jumps. Suddenly I saw my father coming out of
the door on the first floor and the creature jumped. It jumped so far
that it landed on top of the neighbour's house. No person jumps so long
without running and gaining momentum. Then it finally left. I was able
to listen to the neighbour yelling "There it is, there it is".
It finally ended up across the street. I knew that because the dogs
across the street began barking and howling. Moments later there was
nothing but silence". Maria's father is of the opinion that the creature
could have been on their property for some time before they were aware
of its presence.
Much earlier their two dogs had been acting strangely - they failed to
meet him in the entrance and, when they didn't come out to the patio, he
had to call them. Her father said:
"One of the dogs seemed scared; it was hiding and did not want to go
anywhere. The other one was nowhere to be found." He also remarked about
the strange creature:
"I have never seen anything like that, as if it was a monkey that jumped
on two legs and sometimes three. It was about 1.5 metres tall, perhaps
more, but it was stocky. It made a lot of noise. I could not sleep
during the entire night". Maria's father mentioned that someone had been
seen chasing the creature as it was leaving but despite all the noise
there was no damage to the sheet metal roof. He added: "The noise was
definitely made by something heavy but it left no track or trace of
Although none of the farm animals were harmed, the local residents were
left living in fear.
July 2002, following a massive wave of reports of
animal mutilations and UFO sightings in Argentina, it was speculated
that the attacks on animals were caused by Chupacabras.
September 22nd 2002 - Ponce, Puerto
19 fighting roosters, ducks, chickens and rabbits - all dead, were found
by the owner, Ramon Luis Guzman Colon, some outside their cages at a
residence in the La Calzada neighbourhood. The owner remarked: "This is
weird. I think it was the Chupacabras who slew my animals. I'm scared
and alarmed by what occurred". (He probably has some idea of what his
roosters have to face up to when forced into fighting - Author's note).
Guzman Colon added: "It's weird; they swapped the roosters from one cage
to another. At two a.m. I heard the dog barking in the alley and when I
came downstairs the dog vanished. I heard no noise whatsoever and went
back to bed. I got up at 6-30 a.m. and found the animals dead. The way
they were bitten (neck and back) cannot be attributed to dogs. Even the
dog is scared." In deed the dog was seen cowering in the hollow of a
tree and some large tracks were found - with claw marks which were not
those of a dog.
7th October - 2002, Caquitas Centro:
Amarillis Flores returned home in the morning from a visit to her
daughters to find two rabbits, a duck, a rooster and a hen lying dead in
their cages. Neighbour Salvador Rosario stated that on the previous
evening the dogs had been very restless and also pointed out those dogs
were not strong enough to break into the cage. Rosario, a retired school
teacher, also remarked two dogs, a daschund and a poodle, had been
missing since Saturday. A duck, still alive, displayed two holes in its
back and equidistant holes were found on other animals: two geese and
another duck survived the attack. Flores said: "They couldn't have been
dogs because they would have dragged the animals away. It was the
two-legged Chupacabra". See Animal Mutilations
on this site