© 2012 by Linda Moulton Howe

“The creature slowed  down and stood up on its back legs –

its back legs were longer than its front legs – and as it stood
up its head turned and it looked straight at us.”

– Jami Ham, Medical Technician, Poplar Bluff, Missouri

August 31, 2012  Poplar Bluff, Missouri – In the spring of 1995, farmers in the El Junque rainforest region of Puerto Rico reported finding chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep and even dogs with quarter-inch wide puncture holes that did not bleed, but usually left the victimized domestic animals dead as if the blood had been sucked out of them. That description lead to the name “chupacabras,” which means “goat sucker” in Spanish.

I was in Puerto Rico in January 1996 to investigate the puncture attacks as well as several cattle mutilations at the southwest corner of the island. The chupacabras described to me had a gray-colored skin with dark spots and little hair. Some eyewitnesses said the creature could walk on its hind legs standing about five feet tall and then go down on all fours and run rapidly, even jumping 6-foot-high fences.

Original drawing © by Madelyne Tolentino of September 12, 1995,
creature in Puerto Rico, that walked in front of her house at a time
when bloodless puncture attacks of farm animals were occurring
and Puerto Rico residents reported seeing similar creatures jumping
fences, chicken coops and running across roads.

The chupacabras attack reports expanded from Puerto Rico to the southern United States and Mexico in 1996. Then in May 1996, two men and a woman in different Mexico locations were attacked by something that felt “like it had plastic skin” and left bloodless puncture marks in their human arms. After that, the chupacabras phenomenon seemed to stop in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

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