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.
Villagers report that some of their sheep had been killed and sucked their blood dry.
A 40-pound creature is seen on a Navajo reservation.
This creature, seen on N. Holly Rd. near Holly, Michigan at 4 in the morning, was large.
This sighting was in 1984 in Menteca, California, and it has red eyes and big teeth.
Three men are asleep in a tent when they are attacked by a creature that they saw running away on two feet.
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.
The hogs this hunter was tracking were killed by something that he's sure was not a bear.
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.