Chupacabra, a beast that likes to feed on animals in Spain and some American countries may be a fantasy product from a sci-fi film that was shown in 1995.
The conclusion was made after scholar Benjamin Radford (of the Mexican Journalism University) conducted a study comparing the model of the legendary monster Chupacabra with other blood-sucking monsters that have been mentioned in literature. folk and fictional movies.
Madelyne Tolentino in the village of Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Spain is said to be one of the first witnesses to describe the portrait of Chupacabra beast. The incident occurred in August 1995, when it began to appear that a series of cattle were bitten mysteriously.
Tolentino said he saw the shadow of the beast attacking the cattle. It is about 1.2m to 1.5m tall, has big eyes, long claws, and spikes on its back. The monster has jubilant jumps like kangaroo and emits a strong sullfur like "Sil", a fictional monster in the movie Species at the time.
" There is a phenomenon known as" storytelling "in which talkers often cannot distinguish the images they have seen in dreams, in movies with things that happen in real life. It is very natural, a very normal thing but it seems that this syndrome is in her story, 'explained Radford, who studied psychology.
Mr. Radford also said that vampire stories tend to emerge in times of political instability and a major economic crisis causing stress. He himself looked at the different versions of vampire stories around the world for many years investigating the truth behind this Chupacabra legend. He even went to Puerto Rico and the sesame areas in Nicaragua, where rumors of the arrival of this beast came from, to search for information.
" In the early 1990s, in Puerto Rico people began to believe that some creature sucked on animals " - Radford said.
After Tolentino's story appeared on The Cristina Show , the forum was supposed to be the Spanish version of Oprah in March 1996, other stories about Chupacabra in Texas, Nicaragua and other places began to appear. .
As time went by, the Chupacabra monster (thought to be a blood-sucking monster in Spanish) was tied to any unusual animal massacre. They have additional appearance details such as hairless, long sharp teeth. Some studies of the DNA of monsters found show that they are just dogs or coyotes with scabies.
" This disease causes their skin to shrink and make the teeth protrude to look very scary, " explains Radford.
North American dogs and wolves also often attack many animals by biting their necks like the victims of legendary beasts Chupacabra , including chickens, goats and cattle. But not all victims died immediately after being attacked and eaten. Often they die from internal bleeding and suffocation.
Jan Harold Brunvand, emeritus professor of Ytah University's Folklore, Todd Disotell - New York University anthropology professor and Kenneth Feder - University of Connecticut professor of consensus also agree with the explanations. by Radford.