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'Are Mysterious Goat-Suckers Killing Sheep?'

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@home.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 09:08:27 -0500
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Subject: 'Are Mysterious Goat-Suckers Killing Sheep?'

http://www.azcentral.com:80/offbeat/articles/1031chupacabras-ON.html

Are Mysterious Goat-Suckers Killing Sheep?

Associated Press
Oct. 31, 2001 10:48:00

MEXICO CITY - A family of farmers in northern Chihuahua state
say mysterious vampire-like creatures have killed and sucked the
blood of more than 60 sheep in the weeks leading up to
Halloween.

The state news agency Notimex reported that farmer Ramiro Parra
Gonzalez was headed to his field outside the city of Bocoyna on
Wednesday when stumbled upon 35 dead sheep, all of which were
found without a drop of blood in their bodies and with two small
bite marks on their necks.

Parra Gonzalez told police that the slayings were the work of
the "chupacabras," or "goat-suckers," a group of legendary
beasts that have terrorized his family, Notimex reported.

Parra Gonzalez said he heard dogs who normally sleep in his
fields begin to howl exactly at midnight on Wednesday. A few
minutes later he heard the dogs running for their lives.

"I thought it was probably a fox," Parra Gonzalez told Notimex,
adding that he might not have liked what he would have seen had
he ventured outside to investigate.

Parra Gonzalez said Wednesday's attack marked the third time the
goat-suckers have struck his family, Notimex reported.

The attacks started on Oct. 10 when Parra Gonzalez's brother,
Francisco, said he returned to his fields after lunch to find
the lifeless, bloodless bodies of 12 sheep and one pig.

Then on the morning of Oct. 25, another relative, Martin Parra
Orpinel, said he found 16 of his sheep dead and another 14
gravely injured. All had been bitten on the neck and
mysteriously lost a lot of blood, Parra Orpinel told
authorities.

A local police spokesman said authorities were investigating all
three incidents.

Rumors of goat-suckers spread across Latin America several years
ago, though many officials dismissed the reports, saying animals
were being killed by wolves, dogs or coyotes.

The rumors spawned folk songs, t-shirts and even little rubber
goat-sucker figures.

Reports were common in Puerto Rico and there were some in the
Rio Grande Valley of Texas.




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