Skip to comments.El Chupacabra Mystery Definitively Solved, Expert Claims
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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This guy is saying that the stories of El Chupacabra started in 1995?
Too early or not early enough?
There might be alot that is unexplained, but such a hypothesis trades ignorance for confusion.
If the hoax started in 1995 then it reached legend status in a short time. I thought it was much older than that.
More importantly, what happened to Natasha Henstridge?
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.
Perhaps the only thing these sightings have in common is the 'go-to' name Chupacabra . . . a sort of latin Boogeyman.
What's the number of that interweb so's I can see it for my own self?
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.
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.
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.
And he's bad (bad) bad (bad) El Chupacabra
Faster than ol' coyote
Meaner than a stepped on rattler
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.
There are no more Chupacabra sightings once a Free Range Chicken is introduced into the area.
Much older than that...I’ve been in South Central TX for 40 years and those stories go back into my childhood.
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.
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.
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