Let’s not forget about the legendary ‘‘Chupacabras’’ or Goat-Sucker.
The legend originated here in Puerto Rico back in March of 1995 when the carcasses of various small animals such as goats and chickens were discovered. The strange thing was that they were uneaten, but drained of blood. There isn’t any evidence of its existence and its description varies, but the general consensus is that is a small creature with red eyes and spines on its back. Following the initial report, other sightings surfaced from Latin America, Mexico and even the United States through the years.
I had a personal experience with the legend: I was a Cub Scout in 1995, and for the first time that summer I went on a camping trip alone for a whole week in Guajataca (as in being away from my family). Of course, you can’t call it a camping trip without spooky stories. Since the ‘‘Chupacabras’’ was a relatively new subject, people claimed seeing it on the camp site. That’s when my nine year old self learned about the legend for the first time and must admit it frightened me, my fellow campers did not helped.
I also remembered it cause it was the plot device for an episode of Jackie Chan Adventures, except it took place in Mexico.
A little tidbit I found here: Characteristics and Origins of El Chupacabra | HowStuffWorks
Name: El Chupacabra
Alias: El Vampiro de Moca
Closest “known” relative: Jersey Devil
Height: 4.5 to 5.5 feet
Eyes: very large, often red
Likes: goats, chickens, cows, horses, dogs, cats, ducks, travel
Dislikes: bright, shining lights
Favorite hangouts: Guanica, Puerto Rico; Canovanas, Puerto Rico; Klamath Falls, Oregon; Miami, Florida; Calama, Chile; Juarez, Mexico; Sonora, Mexico