Meaning "goat sucker", chupacabras is the name given to a mysterious creature that walks or hops on two legs, has short forelegs, sometime red eyes, a quill running down its back. It may also have wings and might be able to fly. Sightings seem to have begun in Puerto Rico, other Latin America countries and the U.S. South. Here are some true reader stories of sightings from all over.
In 1995, this creature was seen in England, having small, black, lifeless eyes, and large, needlelike teeth.
Virginia is the setting for this sighting in 1996 or 1997.
Three men are asleep in a tent when they are attacked by a creature that they saw running away on two feet.
The hogs this hunter was tracking were killed by something that he's sure was not a bear.
A 40-pound creature is seen on a Navajo reservation.
In Tucson, Arizona, Sarah says she saw a creature with huge hind legs and spikes down its back.
A 14-year-old boy is startled to see a bizarre creature eating one of his grandpa's pigs.
Seen near Crockett, Texas, this creature was 4 to 5 feet tall.
In 1999, Nicole saw a running, hopping thing with green-red eyes and spikes on its back.
While walking home one night in Naperville, Illinois, Tim spotted the creature.