The Hunt for the Chupacabras is On!
Allegations of NASA offering a reward
The Miami UFO Center has learned that there has been reports of several armed searches in various parts of Chile and Argentina
in order to find a humanoid creature believed to be the blood
predator known as "the chupacabras." Due to the severity of the financial losses of farmers in light of recent animal
mutilations, the search parties not only consist of law enforcement personnel, but angry civilian farmers are taking
part as well.
A group of farmers in Doñihue, Chile, have begun a well-organized search since last Wednesday, after numerous reports
of dead farm animals began to horrify the entire town. According to some villagers, the attacks have been so severe that they
have suffered great financial losses. The animal mutilations believed to be caused by the alleged creature have been over two
hundred, including chickens and bovines.
Cristina Saldía and Carmen Cortés, two of the property owners affected by the financial losses due to the animal mutilations
described the scene.
According to them, their dead chickens were completely dry. "The carcasses appeared to be without a drop of blood in them," they
said. Many villagers believe the "bloody creature" might be hiding in the local vineyards.
Some skeptics, including Veterinarian Jorge Troncoso, say the animal deaths might actually be caused by an epidemic. Others
attribute the deaths to the usual "wild dogs" or mountain lions.
However, when these wild animals attack, they normally consume their prey and not just suck their blood.
There was a particular group of farmers that were found setting up traps for the alleged humanoid creature, and conducting night
search operations. These farmers and hunters say that they were told by some individuals claiming to be "NASA personnel" in the area that they would receive a million dollars if they capture a
chupacabras, dead or alive.
Another similar search operation has been taking place in the
neighbouring country of Argentina, in the city of Rosario. Last
month, Judge Mario Dilascio from the Southern Judicial District of Rosario ordered an intensive police search throughout the
The search began in light of several police reports filed by many of the local residents, many of them claiming of being
attacked by a humanoid creature in the wooded areas of the city. However, this particular creature appeared to be significantly
larger than the one described as the"chupacabras." The alleged
beast appears to be the Argentine version of the Yeti, according to many eyewitness descriptions. All the eyewitness testimonies corroborate. They all mention a strange large creature, about
two meters tall, with long ears, shiny reddish eyes, strong and powerful arms, and hands with long curved fingernails, apparently as sharp as blades.
"We have gathered a great deal of eyewitness testimonies and interviews with people that claim to have seen a large hairy
human-like creature, apparently very ferocious, and capable of attacking human beings," said Police Chief Roque Farías. "The
Province Magistrate has taken charge of the case. He has issued us instructions to conduct two operational phases. Phase one
will basically consist in verifying the truthfulness and validity of these eyewitness claims, as well as the actual existence of the alleged creature.
Phase two will involve the actual search and capture of the animal. We are going to try to capture it alive."
The chief provided additional details of the search operation.
"The search operation would consist of 14 officers from the mounted police. They will search the Rosario River Area, heading
north. Six additional officers will search the neighbouring areas surrounding the city dump, where a family of nearby residents
reported seeing the creature as close as ten meters from their residence. A third patrol car, with four officers will search
the vicinity of Salado Brook, where in mid February a couple was attacked by the alleged beast. Each team will include members of
the Crime Scene Investigative Unit 3, in case any physical evidence, such as tracks, hairs, or fingerprints would require
to be analyzed," said Police Chief Farías. Miami UFO Center has not received any recent updates about this search; therefore it
is not known if the search is still ongoing.
In Cachi, Argentina, several investigators interested in animal mutilations cases have arrived. Some of them, including a few
journalists, are interested in the reports of humanoid sightings. One particular French journalist by the name of Jean
Jacques Mandel is interested in the chupacabras phenomenon. He's an editor for Geo Magazine. Mandel is in the area conducting
interviews and investigations to determine if the reports about humanoid creatures are real, or if they are just the product of
mass hysteria. Mandel has also traveled to India to investigate the sightings of another humanoid creature known as "the monkey
Since Thursday (July 3, 2003)
residents of Pillanlelbun, a town some 15 kilometers (9 miles) from
Temuco in southern Chile have been shutting down henhouses, mangers and
pigpens under lock and key and using crosses made of palqui (wood) after
the news of the mysterious deaths of 15 animals at the Ty Koyam Mini-Zoo
The victims of the odd event, which remains unexplained, were six sheep
imported from Somalia and nine deer which were found dead with tear
marks and bruises on their bodies and bites on their necks. They were
scattered throughout the location.
A number of hypotheses were presented at first, everything from the
descent of starving pumas from the Andes to wild dogs and the
Chupacabras--which have been discarded given that the place is
completely shut (down) at night, thus making impossible any entry by
Local residents are concerned. Even those who profess not to believe
think that the matter involves Satan.Alejandro Fuentes, who owns the
preserve, stated yesterday (Thursday, July 3, 2003) that the
investigation is in the hands of the (Chile's) Agriculture and Livestock
Service (Spanish acronym: SAG) of the Ninth Region as well as the
police, since the deaths of the animals represent a loss in excess of 4
In order to avoid any new attacks, and in view of the fact that llamas,
alpacas, iguanas and apes also occupy the premises, Alejandro Fuentes
and his associates have placed traps all around the area. However, as of
yesterday, the beast did not attack again.
Temuco is located about 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Santiago de
Chile, the national capital.
State police of the Rauco Barracks appeared immediately and witnessed
the inexplicable hen slaying for themselves.
The animals presented perforations near the neck and extensive featherless areas.
"Damn you, Chupacabras, you killed all of my hens," were the resigned and angry words of Ana Luisa Morales Inostroza, when
she discovered at 7 a.m. yesterday, as is her custom, the macabre spectacle as she went to feed her farm animals. Seven chickens in one of her two henhouses were dead, scattered all
over the dirt floor. Another small bird was agonizing. Pale and almost dry, the dead birds had lost most of their plumage and presented two-centimetre
puncture marks on their necks. The dry
flesh and the animal's interior could be seen through the puncture, as though a strange object had been introduced into
the dead poultry's bodies to draw their blood.
Ana Luisa reported the event to the Carabineros (state police) barracks at Las Cruces, noting that the "Chupacabras" was responsible.
Two dogs guard the home of Ana Luisa Morales and on an adjacent property, two mastiffs reinforce the sector's safety.
"The dogs have never attacked the birds and when cats do it, they shred the chickens and the hens alike. But my chickens are whole but
for the feathers and the hole in their bodies. These birds have no blood, you can see it by how pale they are. There's no doubt
that it is the Chupacabras, whom they say was in Santiago but has appeared in Las Cruces. I believe it is the Chupacabras who
came in at 4 in the morning, because at that time everything's asleep, even the animals."
The news spread like wildfire in the community and numerous residents visited Ana Luisa Morales to show solidarity and while they were added, to take a look at the deceased poultry.
The economic losses were considerable, as well as the effort taken to raise the poultry. Right next to the affected henhouse
there is another, but it has a metal structure on its roof, which kept the attacker from continuing with its fatal assault
of the remaining birds, hens in this case.
From now on, Ana Luis Morales must redouble her efforts to protect her remaining birds and scare off the mysterious
Chupacabras that prowls Las Cruces, according to the locals.
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