El Chupacabra? Or Just CGI?

A story about a mysterious, dog-killing creature was making the rounds on the internet today, especially because a pretty clear photo of the alleged beast was reportedly captured while it was on its rampage. The animal, described as being half-dog and half-human, bears a striking resemblance to what a lot of people think of as […]

El Chupacabra in the Philippines?

Oh, el chupacabra. The Latin American urban legend that is supported by folklore that goes all the way back to the 1990s. The creature that witnesses say looks like a vampiric alien with huge bulging eyes, razor-sharp talons and a row of spines on its back, yet inevitable looks like a mangy dog whenever it is allegedly captured […]

Nessie on Google Street View

Loch Ness Monster Legend Inspired by Earthquakes?

Cryptozoology is a quirky field. It’s a rogues gallery of creatures, ranging from clever hoaxes and mythological misidentifications to beasts that leave interesting but frustratingly ambiguous evidence. And I’ve always felt that the Loch Ness monster fell somewhere in the middle of those spectrums. Sure, there’s lots of eyewitness testimony, and it goes back hundreds of […]

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Mountain Monsters: Fakest of the Fake Paranormal Shows?

My 7-year old son, God bless him, has recently taken an extreme interest in the paranormal, just like his dad. He’s got a bunch of age-appropriate books on the subject, with Bigfoot and ghosts being his favorite phenomena, but finding appropriate TV shows for him to watch is tough. He loves Finding Bigfoot and MonsterQuest, but […]

Chupacabra Sighted in Mississippi

The power of suggestion is very strong, especially in the paranormal field. If someone were to go on the news and claim they had an unusual encounter at  a local McDonald’s, I guarantee you that within days local paranormal groups would be clamoring to investigate. Clamoring. Plus, all sorts of stories about the haunted history of […]

Chupacabra Sighted in Mississippi

The power of suggestion is very strong, especially in the paranormal field. If someone were to go on the news and claim they had an unusual encounter at  a local McDonald’s, I guarantee you that within days local paranormal groups would be clamoring to investigate. Clamoring. Plus, all sorts of stories about the haunted history of […]

Chupacabra in Russia?

As any regular reader of this blog knows by now, I’m not sure which side of the fence I fall on when it comes to the chupacabra. On the one hand, it seems like it’s purely an internet-generated myth, and the more media hype about it there is, the more people claim that any mangy […]

Chupacabra in Russia?

As any regular reader of this blog knows by now, I’m not sure which side of the fence I fall on when it comes to the chupacabra. On the one hand, it seems like it’s purely an internet-generated myth, and the more media hype about it there is, the more people claim that any mangy […]

Hunting the Chupacabras

I was six years old, growing up in Puerto Rico, when the first sighting of the Chupacabras was reported in 1992. But reports really started taking off in 1995, when sightings began occurring all over Latin America and with more and more frequency in Puerto Rico. The entire island was obsessed with the Chupacabras, whether […]

Chupacabra or Mangy Coyote?

Personally, I’m getting a bit tired of all the supposed chupacabra sightings and bodies being found lately. I’m a pretty open-minded guy, and believe in the possibility of many things, but it seems as though almost every single chupacabra sighting or body turns out to be that of a mangy coyote or feral dog. I […]