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El Chupacabra Mystery Definitively Solved, Expert Claims
.foxnews.com ^ | March 25, 2011 | Bjorn Carey

Posted on 03/28/2011 4:31:50 AM PDT by Oratam

Benjamin Radford, author of several books on monsters and paranormal phenomena, managing editor of the journal The Skeptical Inquirer and LiveScience columnist, has released what he says to be definitive proof that El Chupacabra is not real; it's not even a hoax, he said, but rather a leftover memory of a science-fiction film.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chupacabra; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; monsters; myths
Who remembers the movie Species? I think this guy's onto something.
1 posted on 03/28/2011 4:31:55 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam
But I have a picture from the interwebs! It has to be true!


2 posted on 03/28/2011 4:39:27 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Oratam

This guy is saying that the stories of El Chupacabra started in 1995?


3 posted on 03/28/2011 4:44:00 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase
This guy is saying that the stories of El Chupacabra started in 1995?

Too early or not early enough?

4 posted on 03/28/2011 4:48:38 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam

There might be alot that is unexplained, but such a hypothesis trades ignorance for confusion.


5 posted on 03/28/2011 4:49:17 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Oratam

If the hoax started in 1995 then it reached legend status in a short time. I thought it was much older than that.


6 posted on 03/28/2011 4:54:07 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase


7 posted on 03/28/2011 5:00:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: All
In lieu of a movie still (they're all too dark to be useful) here's a graphic from some 'tie-in' merchandise along with a sketch based on Madelyne Tolentino's original 1995 'sighting.' Interesting.

More importantly, what happened to Natasha Henstridge?

8 posted on 03/28/2011 5:16:52 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam
I lived in Texas in 1972, I remember discussing Chubbies with the ranch hands then.
9 posted on 03/28/2011 5:23:01 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Oratam

I grew up in south Texas and heard my first Chupacabra stories in the 1970s at Girl Scout camp.

So it wasn’t from a 1995 movie.


10 posted on 03/28/2011 5:27:57 AM PDT by call meVeronica
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To: Oratam

“I Believe.”


11 posted on 03/28/2011 5:40:53 AM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: mad_as_he$$; call meVeronica
Can you remember if the description of the critter back in the '70s resembled what's been reported since 1995? This guy's theory is that what people have reported seeing has changed over time and place with the 1995 Puerto Rico events introducing bipedalism and the spikey back.

Perhaps the only thing these sightings have in common is the 'go-to' name Chupacabra . . . a sort of latin Boogeyman.

12 posted on 03/28/2011 5:43:06 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: paulycy
But I have a picture from the interwebs! It has to be true!

What's the number of that interweb so's I can see it for my own self?

13 posted on 03/28/2011 5:50:14 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: Oratam
"More importantly, what happened to Natasha Henstridge?"

Cheeseburgers?


14 posted on 03/28/2011 5:57:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Oratam

Whether Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Champ or a host of other “monsters” reliable witnesses are seeing something. I do agree with the article that in this day when digital cameras are readily available and people are actively looking for these creatures it is strange that there are not more videos, photos or other tangible evidence.


15 posted on 03/28/2011 5:57:46 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: Oratam

16 posted on 03/28/2011 6:08:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Oratam

I just wish the History Channel aired shows about history rather than mythical monsters and aliens. I like the swamp people show, but there are better channels to air it on.


17 posted on 03/28/2011 6:10:21 AM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Oratam

I recall it being described as a bear shape with no hair and vicious fangs and claws. Fast as a coyote and meaner than a stepped on rattler.


18 posted on 03/28/2011 6:28:51 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: JoeProBono

Funny!


19 posted on 03/28/2011 6:33:06 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: mad_as_he$$
Fast as a coyote and meaner than a stepped on rattler

And he's bad (bad) bad (bad) El Chupacabra
Faster than ol' coyote
Meaner than a stepped on rattler


20 posted on 03/28/2011 6:43:36 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam
lol...It is a great legend. Cowboy campfire story telling.
21 posted on 03/28/2011 7:04:44 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Oratam

I don’t know about Chupacabra but I’m willing to bet all the Bigfoot sightings can be attributed to Michelle O on her many vacations.


22 posted on 03/28/2011 7:08:19 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Oratam

There are no more Chupacabra sightings once a Free Range Chicken is introduced into the area.


23 posted on 03/28/2011 8:23:41 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Rebelbase

Much older than that...I’ve been in South Central TX for 40 years and those stories go back into my childhood.


24 posted on 03/28/2011 8:26:11 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: Oratam

B.S. I known of a couple of fellow showmen that displayed “Chupacabras” in Puerto Rico back in the 80’s. The fear of the animal was widespread back then. I have had patrons of my museum tell me of their encounters with chupacabras, which were quite horrific. Legend or real? Well, I have one and when on display, invokes a certain horror and fear in people.


25 posted on 03/28/2011 10:56:28 AM PDT by abigkahuna
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The 1995 reports became known outside Puerto Rico, but the supposed critter was around by name before that. Phony explanations for cryptids, UFOs, etc etc get saddled on immediately as the one the only truth by the skepticultists. The existence of an unknown animal shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone; anything with unnatural or supernatural abilities is probably (heh) an observational error in the case of cryptids.

Chupacabra timeline:
http://www.princeton.edu/~accion/chupa21.html


26 posted on 04/02/2011 8:40:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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