The word Chupacabra, translated literally
from Spanish, means goat sucker. Sightings first began
in 1994, and the creatures' name is derived from these
early attacks, which were directed specifically toward
goats. The Chupacabra has been seen by a number of eyewitnesses,
but its physical description varies from sighting to
sighting. Some say it has large black wings that it
uses to fly; others say it hops like a kangaroo, still
others believe it is related to the panther, with a
long, snake-like tongue.
Rendering of a Chupacabra
But the most common of the reports describe
a creature known as a "Grey" alien humanoid, mainly
because of the shape of its head and eyes, and what
most eye witnesses relate as the body of a bipedal,
erect dinosaur, but with no tail. Its head is oval in
shape and has an elongated jaw. Two elongated red eyes
have been reported, together with small holes in the
nostril area, a small, slit-like mouth with fang-type
teeth protruding upwards and downwards from the jaw.
The creature has two small arms, each with a three-fingered
clawed hand and two strong hind legs, again with three
The chupacabra has a strong, course coat
of hair, the color varying from sighting to sighting.
However, the colors are consistent with the times of
the sighting (same colors during the day, different
colors at night). This leads many to believe the Chupacabra
can change like a chameleon, to blend in with its surroundings
and avoid detection.
The Chupacabra hunts mainly at night
(although there have been several daylight sightings)
and the attacks show that the creature exhibits some
kind of intelligence beyond that of the average night
stalker. Its victims have a regular pattern of wounds,
a triangular series of punctures into the neck and jaw
bone that pierce the brain and reach the cerebellum,
which instantly kills the victim. This is a euthanasia
technique. Less intelligent predators would not even
be able to make these kinds of attacks with such precision.
Also, the wounds are cauterized, some think to keep
blood loss of the victim to a minimum. Some animals
have identical punctures on their bellies, but other
than these wounds, there is no other trauma, abrasion,
scratch, or bruise to be found.
If there have been any sightings of El
Chupacabra in the San Felipe area, they have been kept