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  • Residents rattled after reporting chupacabra sightings in mountains of Riverside County

    07/24/2017 3:32:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    "This thing was standing out there, looking at me” said Shuker, a private contractor who lives at the base of Box Springs Mountain, which divides Moreno Valley and Riverside. “It was the ugliest looking thing.” Shuker said the hairless creature, glaring at him about 80 or 90 feet away, had a tail like a rat or a possum, with rippled pinkish skin, teeth jutting both up and down out of its jaws and was “at least two feet or more longer than the biggest coyote you’ve ever seen.” M.J. Bunt of Riverside, holds a chalk board drawing of a animal...
  • JOHNNY DEPP SAYS HE WAS ATTACKED BY CHUPACABRA: ‘I FOUGHT WITH IT FOR HOURS.’

    03/10/2017 11:21:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    What is Johnny Depp really afraid of? Is he really under attack from El Chupacabra, a reptilian monster who sucks the blood from goats? That is what he told reporters in Tokyo recently. Why is Depp building a fortress from five Hollywood Hills mansions in a cul-de-sac in Hollywood Hills? Is Johnny Depp losing his grip on reality in the wake of his messy divorce from Amber Heard? Is he really spending money irresponsibly? Perhaps there is a more rational explanation. As negative reports roll in about Johnny Depp’s extravagant spending, odd purchases, and strange behavior, one has to wonder...
  • Chupacabra to Serve as 'Ambassador Animal' for Oregon Zoo

    09/22/2016 1:27:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    ABC6 ^ | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH 2016
    Western Oregon is understandably eager for the public premiere of Nora the polar bear at the Oregon Zoo. But the hullabaloo made us wonder: What ever happened to Chupacabra? "Chupacabra is doing well," said Hova Najarian with the Oregon Zoo. "He's moved out of the vet center and is now at home in the off-exhibit Wildlife Live area. Eventually, he'll be one of our ambassador animals — visiting camps, classes and schools as part of the zoo's educational outreach. Although zoo visitors won't see him on a regular basis, we expect he'll be making plenty of public appearances in the...
  • Short-eared dog spotted in Peru after 30 years

    04/30/2016 2:51:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Peru This Week (in English) ^ | April 29, 2016 | Hillary Ojeda
    Researchers captured images of the short-eared dog in Puno's jungle regions. For the first time in Peru's history, researchers in the jungles of Puno captured images of an animal that they had long thought to be extinct: the short-eared dog. Also known as the small-eared fox, or Atelocynus microtis, the animal was photographed by camera traps in the Bahuaja Sonene National Park in the Puno jungle, Southern Peru, reports El Comercio. The animal's presence had not been detected in the Peruvian Amazon since 1987 and has been on the red list of threatened species of the International Union of Conservation...
  • New Mexico investigator explains chupacabra sightings with climate change

    05/24/2015 3:40:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    mySanAntonio ^ | Joshua Fechter
    An investigative author from New Mexico with a history of scientifically debunking the chupacabra myth says he can explain sightings of the mythical creature. "When you do DNA testing on these alleged chupacabras, they're known animals," Benjamin Radford, who authored the 2011 book "Tracking the Chupacabra," told New Mexico television station KOB. "They are coyotes or dogs. In some cases, they're raccoons. The hairlessness can be explained by a disease called sarcoptic mange, which is caused by skin mites." Animals with advanced mange often die when exposed to cold, but because of warmer temperatures brought on by climate change, those...
  • Chupacabra: a Legend or Real-Life Monster?

    03/13/2015 11:28:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KOB ^ | ToM Joles
    If your ears perk up when you hear the word 'chupacabra', you're not alone. KOB sat down with a New Mexico researcher who claims to know why chupacabra sighting are on the rise and why more bodies than ever are being found. Ben Radford is that man – a local investigator and writer, and the author of 'Tracking the Chupacabra.' He's fascinated with the people's fascination with chupacabras and has spent years wondering if they are real. "When people say skeptics are debunkers – that's mean, evil and gloomy. I would love to find chupacabra; I would love to find...
  • (Sasquatch Family on AZ Highway?) 'Mysterious Beasts' Spotted by Arizona Highway Cameras

    01/06/2015 7:53:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 5, 2015 | ABC News
    'Mysterious Beasts' Spotted by Arizona Highway Cameras A suspicious pack of what appeared to be a group of large animals has sparked a viral debate about a possible sasquatch sighting in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Transportation was behind the latest announcement -- and conspiracy theories began to grow after they posted a photo from a highway patrol camera. It wasn't Big Foot enthusiasts reading too deeply into a suspicious photo; the government officials were the ones to suggest that something sinister -- and mysterious -- was going on. "We might have spotted a family of sasquatches on SR 260...
  • Bear spotted walking upright is real, and probably injured, officials say

    08/09/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 8-8-14 | Alex Napoliello
    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — A bear walking upright around a township development that has become an Internet sensation is injured and needs to be left alone, according to wildlife officials monitoring the situation. The black bear has an injury to both front legs, including its paws and possibly an elbow, said Tracy Leaver, the executive director of the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. There's no official cause of how the bear got injured. Kelcey Burguess, a black bear biologist with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, said he most likely "got hit by a car." Burguess said the bear is expected...
  • Chupacabra Skeleton: Finally, Scientific Proof!

    08/02/2014 7:32:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Technabob ^ | July 29th, 2014 | Conner Flynn
    You’ve been trying to convince your friends that the Chupacabra is real, but no one believes you. You know what you saw! The chupacabra sucked that goat dry and left it’s bloodless carcass lying in the road. And it isn’t your fault that a bunch of government guys wearing black and sunglasses came and cleaned up that dead goat carcass and threatened you if you talked. chupacabra skeleton 620x461magnify Well, now you have some proof to show your friends. This chupacabra skeleton should convince them. It makes a great display piece. Just don’t let the government here you talking about...
  • 'Chupacabra' Might Be Subspecies of Coati

    05/18/2014 3:54:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Victoria Advocate ^ | Sam Cummings
    All of the local biologists are saying that what was found in Ratcliffe was a hairless raccoon; however, I believe the evidence points to a hairless white-nosed coati (Nasua narica) or a new, undiscovered subspecies. Even though we live in a developed country, there is a lot of land out there, especially in a state like Texas, for even megafauna to go relatively unnoticed; however, since we are in South Texas, which has one of the highest rates of biodiversity in the United States, finding weird and uncommon animals should not be a surprise. In an April 7 article, Jackie...
  • Chupacabra found alive in Texas? (photos and video at link)

    04/02/2014 9:23:39 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 175 replies
    AZ Family.com ^ | 4/2/14 | Janelle Bludau
    RATCLIFFE, Texas — Deep in the back woods of South Texas, you never know what might be lurking around the corner, or in your tree. “He saw this strange animal up here eating corn,” Jackie Stock said. In Ratcliffe, a small town in DeWitt County, residents are certain they've found the mythical, despicable chupacabra, and this time, it's alive. Ratcliffe Resident Jackie Stock said her husband caught the creature Sunday night. “He called me to come and look, and I said ‘Bubba that looks like a baby chupacabra,’” Stock said. With its hairless back, large claws, countless teeth and ferocious...
  • South Texas Family Claims to Have Killed the Mythical Chupacabra

    03/01/2014 10:08:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 | Irving DeJohn
    The Ohrt family in Victoria, Texas, gunned down an unidentified beast in their backyard over the weekend. The mangy beast looks like a Coyote with big teeth and long legs. Although the Chupacabra's existence has yet to be confirmed, that hasn’t stopped rumors of possible sightings.A south Texas family claims that they killed the mythical Chupacabra in their backyard. Doug and Lucy Ohrt of Victoria proudly displayed the slain beast that their grandson gunned down on their property last weekend. “My grandson ran and got the gun and shot it at 240 yards, and my grandkids said, ‘Oh that's a...
  • Mystery Creature Sighting Stuns N.J. Town; No One Has First Clue What It Is

    08/07/2013 7:46:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 126 replies
    cbs ^ | August 2, 2013 7:12 PM | John Slattery
    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – There has been a strange sighting of a strange creature in a suburban New Jersey town – and pictures of it have residents asking “What the heck is that?” CBS 2’s John Slattery was working the day watch out of Manhattan, when his boss gave him this juicy assignment. He took a vehicle out of Midtown. The sighting happened on Friday. He and his cameraman headed for the leafy community of Ridgewood, which was apparently being terrorized by an odd creature that lurks in and out of storm drains. Slattery obtained video of the creature from...
  • Mystery Animal Photographed in Oklahoma Reminds of Legendary Creature Chupacabra

    02/28/2013 4:32:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KJRH ^ | 02/19/2013
    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... mythical creature? One Oklahoma man believes that's exactly what he managed to photograph. Craig Martin recently captured three images of an animal he thinks could be a Chupacabra, a legendary species rumored to feed on the blood of goats. The pictures show the animal feasting on the carcass of a dead animal, and even captures the face of the animal. To Martin, it's a match for the elusive prowler. "It looks exactly the same, there's not much difference at all," Martin told 2NEWS affiliate KFOR in Oklahoma City. While the scavenger does...
  • 'Alien' Skulls Excavated in Mexico Deliberately Warped, Scientists Say

    12/23/2012 9:07:44 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 21, 2012 | Charles Choi
    <p>Human skulls deliberately warped into strange, alien-like shapes have been unearthed in a 1,000-year-old cemetery in Mexico, researchers say.</p> <p>The practice of deforming skulls of children as they grew was common in Central America, and these findings suggest the tradition spread farther north than had been thought, scientists added.</p>
  • Lair of King Tongmyong's Unicorn Reconfirmed in DPRK (North Korea Discovers Secret Unicorn Den)

    11/30/2012 12:28:05 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Korean Central News Agency ^ | November 29 2012 Juch 101 | Korean Central News Agency
    Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) -- Archaeologists of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences have recently reconfirmed a lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong, founder of the Koguryo Kingdom (B.C. 277-A.D. 668). The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in Pyongyang City. A rectangular rock carved with words "Unicorn Lair" stands in front of the lair. The carved words are believed to date back to the period of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392). Jo Hui Sung, director of the Institute, told KCNA: "Korea's history books deal with the unicorn, considered to...
  • Bizarre Muppet-Like Beast Discovered in Namibia

    11/20/2012 2:46:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 70 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | November 20, 2012 | Inquisitr
    In the south African nation of Namibia, a bizarre muppet-like beast has been shot and killed. Unlike its distant relatives — the abominable snowman, bigfoot, and the chupacabra — this one has been caught on film. Locals in Namibia were escorting a shooting party through the country when they found the body of the strange muppet-like beast, and they picked it up and brought it back to the town with them, according to the Telegraph. Witnesses to the event said that locals saw the creature scavenging for food. One member of the shooting party shot and wounded the beast, and...
  • Fabled 'Chupacabra' or Mutant Fox Poisoned by Radiation?(Ukrainian Scientists Unsure)

    08/26/2012 3:55:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Dail Mail ^ | 23 August 2012 | Will Stewart
    Fabled 'Chupacabra' or mutant fox poisoned by radiation? Hunters baffled by dog-like animal found in former Soviet republicVets in Ukraine are struggling to identify a 'mutant' animal shot by hunters in a remote area of the former Soviet republic. Locals say it is a mystery 'Chupacabra' - allegedly sighted a few times in recent years - that preys on rabbits, goats and house animals. Grey in colour and with ‘fangs’ and a longish neck, it has shorter front legs, slightly resembling a kangaroo, while also showing a likeness to a dog and a fox, say those who have seen it....
  • Cedar Park Resident Spots Chupacabra — or Mangy Coyote

    06/17/2012 12:55:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Statesman ^ | Thursday, May 31, 2012 | Benjamin Wermund
    A pack of hairless critters that has taken to a patch of woods just north of U.S. 183 and RM 1431 in Cedar Park has people in the area wondering if the creatures could be the legendary chupacabra. Authorities, however, are blaming the sightings on mangy coyotes. "I don't know what it is," said Rick Cumptson, who has seen the animals in a field outside of his store, Bunk Beds Etc. "I'd never even heard of chupacabra until about two weeks ago. I started looking, trying to figure out what the hell these were." Cumptson said he's seen the creatures...
  • Wild boars with razor-sharp tusks invade upstate New York

    03/12/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 67 replies
    New York Times via MSNBC ^ | 3-12-12 | LISA W. FODERARO
    PERU, N.Y. — They roam by night, picking cornstalks clean, making off with apple crops. They have almost no natural predators, but they have razor-sharp tusks and a seemingly bottomless appetite for plants and animals. Their population can triple in one year. They are feral pigs, and while they have long plagued parts of the Southern and Western United States, now they have become a problem in the peaceful Champlain Valley of New York, an agricultural heartland on the edge of the Adirondacks.