Chupacabra, real???

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Chupacabra, real???

Post by CynMari » Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:23 pm

I was just wondering if any of you have any theories about the Mexican/Texan "Chupacaba"?? real?? or just someone's wild imagination?? I'm not familiar with all of the myth's about it but I was sent this link.

http://channels.netscape.com/ns/atplay/ ... chupacabra

Just wondering what you think about it...
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Post by mith » Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:55 am

It's a tourist attraction...according to my spanish teacher anyway.
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Post by MrMistery » Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:00 pm

I saw a show on Discovery about mithical monsters. It has to be a year since then so i don't remember the details. But the deal is that among all these monsters, the chupacabra was one of the most credible. The people living in the region consider it as real as night or day. The opinion of the scientists investigating the thingy was that it is some sort of animal that has suffered from a dramatical genetic mutation and managed to live with it
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Post by iri_black » Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:18 pm

MrMistery wrote: The opinion of the scientists investigating the thingy was that it is some sort of animal that has suffered from a dramatical genetic mutation and managed to live with it

And the pictures on the site tell me exactly the same thing. Looks canine....
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Post by b_d_41501 » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:14 pm

I sure hope it's real, I love the myths about this creature. lol
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Post by iri_black » Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:35 pm

If it's real It would be very interesting to study this creature :)
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Post by Zachthemac » Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:58 am

Wow...that creature is very interesting. Wikipedia gives some more info about it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmendorf_Creature
I'm surprised that something like this wouldn't make the media, or maybe I just didn't notice it.

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:59 pm

I saw a documentary on Discovery about monsters like the Jersey devil, ciupacabra etc.. So you can say it made the media.. Usually it is the kind of thing the governement doesn't want you to find out, because you can see that they can't control eveything :twisted:
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Post by Zachthemac » Sun Sep 04, 2005 8:37 pm

Yes, the legends themselves have made the media, but an unidentified blue hairless canine with facial deformities ravaging livestock? I hadn't seen this creature until the link was posted.

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Post by 123Herpatology » Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:13 am

I heard that it was a myth created to explain the constant tormentation of vampire bats in mexico/central america on livestock. More of an urban legend if anything.
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Post by MrMistery » Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:06 pm

You are entitled to your own, personal opinion. however, the common belief is that showed above. It even has pictures... But i am not saying you are wrong, because we really don'y know...
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Re: Chupacabra, real???

Post by Sassy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:59 pm

There was a story of a sighting on WPIX channel 19 on Dishnetwork last night August 13th 2008 I think the sighting was in the western U.S. I think that they exist but my mom does not :roll: can you send information to help us. I still think they are real.

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