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Chupacabras Spotted In Chile

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 06:01:31 -0500
Fwd Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 06:01:31 -0500
Subject: Chupacabras Spotted In Chile

Source: Santiago Times - Santiago,Chile


February 16, 2007

Chupacabras Spotted In Chile: Alien UFO Escapees Or Myth?

By Nathan Crooks

One week after Chile=92s Armed Forces released photos and videos
of UFO activity around the country, Chile=92s mainstream media has
once again gone extraterrestrial with various Chupacabra
sightings reported throughout the country.

Chupacabra =96 literally translated as goat sucker =96 is the name
for a mythical creature known for sucking the blood out of farm
animals throughout Latin America and the southern United States.
Many enthusiasts speculate that Chupacabras are aliens =96 or
escaped alien pets =96 as evidence of the creature is frequently
reported in tandem with nearby UFO sightings.

While UFO activity is typically reserved for Chile=92s tabloid
press, Chupacabra sightings make big news in Chile, and the
countries principle newspaper, El Mercurio, reported Wednesday
that Chupacabras are once again causing a stir in the southern
cone country.

According to the daily, a Chupacabra attacked a henhouse in San
Antonio Tuesday evening, leaving every chicken dead, without
blood, and with a mysterious orifice on their spines.

Flor V=E1squez, 73, told police that she could not believe what
she saw when she entered her henhouse. =93All the chickens were
dead and were sucked completely dry of blood,=94 she said. =93But
the animal that did it did not eat a single on of my birds. It=92s
really strange.=94

One of V=E1squez=92s daughters, who did not want to identify herself
to the press, said that she heard dogs barking wildly that
night, but did not see anything abnormal after rising several
times throughout the night.

V=E1squez also told police that she found strange footprints on
her patio with only three toes, two facing forward and one

The same night, another Chupacabra sighting occurred in Curic=F3.
Samuel Saavedra told reporters that he heard a loud noise, =93as
if something had jumped off the large wall surrounding the

Saavedra said he saw a creature that was approximately 1.20
meters in height, furry, and with a round, bald head. The
creature apparently had large eyes and an intense stare and gave
Saavedra a =93defiant glare.=94

Saavedra said he called police and then went to spend the night
at his mother=92s house, being so scared that he refused to return
home for 48 hours.

The last Chupacabra activity in Chile occurred in 2000, when the
creatures caused widespread panic and interest in Calama after
120 sheep were killed in the course of one week.

The Internet is full of websites dedicated to the Chupacabra.
The most common theory speculates that the creature is
extraterrestrial, but other conspiracy theories suggest the
creature to be a product of a genetic experiment carried by the
U.S. government. Most scientists say the creature could be
similar to a bloodsucking raccoon species found in Africa.

The first Chupacabras were reported in Puerto Rico in 1987 after
farm animals around the country began dropping dead. While none
of the animals were eaten, all were drained of blood and had two
puncture holes in their necks.

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