Local Mississippi station WLOX was on the Chupacabra case
An animal that looks a lot like the legendary chupacabra has been spotted roaming the back yards of Picayune, Mississippi. A family returning from a boat trip spotted the strange beast, and, like any responsible citizens, pulled out their smart phones and took some video. At last, the fabled chupacabra captured on tape!
The legend of the chupacabra, literally “goat sucker” is pretty recent as legends go: it sprung up around 1995, when a flock of sheep in Puerto Rico died mysteriously in the night. Supposedly, the beast has a taste for the blood of livestock, particularly goats (hence “goat sucker”). Reports on what the chupacabra looks like differ widely.
The chupacabra in Mississippi looks like a grey, generic mammal. Mostly canine, but it could be related to the deer as well.
"If a zombie had a dog, it would look like that,” said Jennifer Whitfield.
The 1995 sighting of the chupacabra in Puerto Rico bore a mysterious resemblance to the creature called Sil in the movie Species, which the eye-witness had just seen. So, the sheep deaths are still mysterious, but the witness is about as untrustworthy as witnesses get.
With a camera in everyone’s pocket, we don’t need to trust eye witnesses, we can witness the chupacabra for ourselves.
Authorities believe that the chupacabra is a coyote with mange, and is not dangerous. Not sure how those two statements square with each other, but any goat owners in Picayune can breathe a sigh of relief.