Chupacabra - Does it exist?

Ireland
January 3, 2007 6:19am CST
Do you believe that the chupacabra ('goat-sucker') exists? I was watching a documentary on the discovery channel about it the other night, and was wondering what other people think. On the documentary they basically talked about the sightings of it, the cattle (and other animals) mutilations, the footprints, and the skeleton that was found. The footprints were deemed by an animal print expert to be fake. The skeleton was found by a zoologist to be that of a dog. Furthermore on the 'non-believer' side of the argument, some Town Sherrif decided to do an experiment. He put an animal corpse in an area typical of where these mutilated corpses are generally found, and did a 'stakeout' to see what would happen to it. They watched the corpse and its deterioration over a few days.They found that the exsanguination 'blood-sucked-dry' look was actually achieved on this particular corpse by the action of various parasites, including blowflies. And the surgical-like 'incisions' and removal of specific soft organs was also achieved by parasites and scavengers. One thing that strikes me, however, is the fact that these effects were achieved over a number of days. What bout cases where this has been seen overnight - could this have been achieved naturally by parasites and scavengers overnight? What about eyewitness sightings? Mass hysteria or 'real'? Most eye witnesses report seeing a red-eyed beast, and of course many animals have red looking eyes at night. But what about the fact that they generally report seeing something walking upright on two legs? Any ideas? Have any of you seen it or had any experiences, or have any theories?
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@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
3 Jan 07
Much of folk lore has some bases in reality.Add that to the fact we are finding new species continually,there is a possibility of anything existing.Just because we have not found it does not mean it does not exist.
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• Ireland
3 Jan 07
Very true! Thanks for responding lonewolfnan!
@forjosie (1548)
• Indonesia
4 Jan 07
I had seen the picture at internet, but I forget where it was.. If there was a picture, I think that beast is real
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• Ireland
5 Jan 07
Although I think it is quite easy to fake a picture maybe? Thanks for responding forjosie! :)
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I've seen lots of fake pictures because they look nothing like the chupacabra I saw, but I have seen a few authentic pictures because I know what they look like in person.
@suedarr (2385)
• Canada
3 Jan 07
I believe the witnesses are seeing something. I think it is a supernatural thing and that these "creatures" are not living animals or bilogical entities. And no, thankfully I have never seen a Chupacabra. They seem to be unique to South America or south american cultures.
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• Ireland
3 Jan 07
Thanks Suedarr for responding! Nice to find a fellow believer in the supernatural! :)
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
4 May 07
I found a Chupacabra in northern California, part of North America! Sightings have been reported from California through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas...
@thekiwi (588)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I think i watched a thing called "Is it real" on national geographic... It made me kind of believe it was real, but then again, why didnt they set up motion cameras they have now to capture deer in the forest, why dont they use those to set it up around their farms? but yea i guess it could be true, :)
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• Ireland
6 Jan 07
Yes I also wondered about motion cameras and why they didn't use them?
@yorb24 (2181)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I've seen a few programs on this. I have to say that it is quite strange. There is definitely something going on that we don't know about. I believe most sightings were in Mexico which isn't far from where I live. I haven't heard any recent sightings though. I have no idea what it could be.
• Ireland
5 Jan 07
Yes it is really strange isn't it?!
@copeland (72)
• United States
4 Jan 07
When I was about 10 years old, I was down in San Luis, Mexico and the lady we were staying with told me stories about Chupacabras. She told me she swore she had seen chupacabras attacking a flock of goats. She was either a really good story teller, or she really did see one. She was very serious about it.
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• Ireland
5 Jan 07
Oh wow! How fascinating! How did she describe them? Did you feel she was telling the truth or not?
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
4 Jan 07
top of the day to ya laddie,i just saw a national geographic special on this subject and i don't think all those red eye sightings can be wrong.it's just something we haven't been able to catch yet like bigfoot, the yeti,etc.,i just hope i'm still around when they do
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• Ireland
5 Jan 07
Yes - me too! :) Thanks for responding! :)
• Singapore
4 Jan 07
Think I watched the same discovery channel program. My opinion is that if we can reproduce the same effects on the corpses, then this should be a natural phenomenon. For the overnight incidents, it could be that the corpse had been in one location for sometime already and was someone transported it a different location later on, which was later discovered.
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• Ireland
5 Jan 07
I agree with some instances maybe. But what about the one where that man's pet dog was found? (I think it was a day after it went missing?)
@aditya007 (163)
• India
3 Jan 07
I too seen that docu.I think chupacabra is truth.Discovry is thrusted chanal.
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• Ireland
3 Jan 07
Yes I agree that discovery is a trustworthy channel. Thanks for responding! :)
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Chupacabra are REAL! I SAW ONE! It was laying tangled in seaweed on the beach. The eyes are not red. They are solid black as in the characatures of "gray" aliens: those huge almond shaped eyes. No eyelids. No fur. It was horrific! Scared the H*ll out of me! Those teeth are so big that that the mouth is not closed! The feet have HUGE claws! I wasn't alone, a friend and I saw it at the beach of Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, California, USA, in 1995.
• Ireland
5 Jan 07
Oh my HEAVENS!!!!! How horrific but amazing!!! Did you tell anyone at the time? Those 'greys' look creepy enough, but with the addition of massive teeth and claws...! What colour was the body? What did you do?! I was going to say maybe it was some sea creature washed up, but I really cannot think of any known sea creature that fits that description...
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
5 Jan 07
It was a chupacabra! The body was a beige color, no hair at all. I was SCARED! There were NO SAND FLIES around the body or on the seaweed! My friend, a guy who is 6ft 5in tall wanted to check it out, but I made him leave. We got close enough to see it in detail, and I WOULD NOT let him poke it with a 10 foot pole! And with all the driftwood around, that was possible! THERE WERE NO BUZZARDS around either, very strange if any kind of carrion is around. NO WE DID NOT REPORT IT! I thought it was still alive.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Noyo is a natural harbor along the northcoast of Mendocino County. There's lots of deer, woods, coyote, the occassional mountain lion. Its a rural area and people keep cattle, sheep, chickens. There's even a lama farm around. Lots of natural wild life. Wild turkeys. A chupacabra could slip into the woods and live easily.
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@azriel (2108)
• Philippines
5 Jan 07
you know people tends to lean on to the supernatural when unexplainable things happen to them. it may be just an undocumented animal. but if it is, i'd like to be the 1st one to record and give it name!
• Ireland
5 Jan 07
Yes I agree with you that it could be an undocumented animal. Thanks for responding! :)
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Its not undocumented. I've seen real chupacabra and I wasn't alone. I've also seen photos of creatures that are exactly the same as the chupacabra I found on the beach of Noyo Harbor, California, USA in 1995.
@ngarugs (162)
• Philippines
4 Jan 07
ey
• Ireland
5 Jan 07
ey what? You have been reported!
@whrestian (111)
• Italy
4 Jan 07
all this creature exist in the mind of something stupid person that want to make money
• Ireland
5 Jan 07
I do agree that some people use this type of thing as an opportunity to make money / fame - is in people 'finding' fake footprints etc. But I don't personally think that the entire Chupacabra phenomenon is a hoax - I think it's either something supernatural, or something 'natural' that appears to be supernatural. Thanks for responding!
@suny1946 (275)
• China
4 Jan 07
It exists.
• Ireland
5 Jan 07
Have you seen it Suny?
@twrok2k (91)
• Brazil
4 Jan 07
hahaha WTF??? u really belive in chupa-cabra? i live in brazil, how myth go to another countries?
• Ireland
4 Jan 07
Theres been a huge amount of coverage of the alleged sightings all over the world! I think this is the nature of TV, internet and international reporting these days. Thanks for replying!
• Canada
4 Jan 07
Don't know if it exists or not, but I saw a cool segment on it on Unsolved Mysteries, once.
• Ireland
4 Jan 07
Yeah I love those Unsolved Mysteries programmes! Thanks for responding!
• Indonesia
4 Jan 07
i did watch this on tv, but there does not seem to be any real hard evidence it is real.
• Italy
3 Jan 07
mmmmm....boo