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Friday, February 6, 2015

Cryptids of the Week: 2/1-2/7, 2015

Welcome to the 10th Cryptids of the Week! These are the cryptids chosen for feb. 1 thru 7, 2015.

Chupacabras

Chupacabras (spelled the same singular and plural) are strange creatures primarily seen in Puerto Rico. The first Chupacabras descriptions described a creature about 4 feet tall, with three fingered hands, red, glowing eyes, a thin, lip-less mouth, and a row of spines down its back. Some people even said it could use these spikes to fly! It was thought to drain all the blood out of various animals, including goats(the Chupacabras name means "goat sucker"), sheep, chickens, cows, etc. Some people thought the Chupacabras were some sort of experiment gone wrong, others thought they were aliens(or alien's pets), but others say they are just monkeys!
Chupacabras were first seen in Peurto Rico in 1995, but in more recent years another creature called the same name has been spotted in the U.S. These creatures are described are dog-like, hairless, and have blue colored skin. One of the supposed creatures was captured in 2014, see more on that here.
I wrote an article about these strange creatures for Cryptid Seekers Magazine last summer. To see more on that click here.


Chupacabras 

Sheepsquatch


Most know about the Mothman seen in West Virginia, but they may not know that the state is home to another terrifying monster, called Sheepsquatch! Sheepsquatch is said to be about nine feet tall and has white fur, with a rat-like tail, and a sheep head and horns. This monster first gained national attention when it was featured on an episode of Monsters and Mysteries in America on Destination America in 2013. It also has its own chapter in J. Nathan Couch's 2014 book Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? Sheepsquatch was also on an episode of Mountain Monsters. 

Sheepsquatch