The Chupacabra is a Cryptid (a term is used in cryptozoology to refer to a creature whose existence has been suggested but not scientifically confirmed) said to attack and drain the blood of livestock and possibly other animals, reported mainly in South America.
The first reported attacks occurred in March 1995 in Puerto Rico. In this attack, eight sheep were discovered dead, each with three puncture wounds in the chest area and completely drained of blood.
In later cases goats, chickens, turkeys and other animals have been attacked.
Symbols and Deeper MeaningsThe name "Chupacabra" is of Spanish language origin meaning "goat sucker" (from chupar, meaning "to suck", plus cabra, meaning "goat").
Goats are associated with the star sign Capricorn. Capricorn is from caper, 'goat', + cornu, horn, literally 'having horns similar to those of a goat', Capra is the term used for the goat genus. Derivatives: cabriolet (a two-wheeled, one-horse carriage, French cabriole, 'leap of a goat, caper'), cab (car), caper1 (a playful leap or hop), caprine (characteristic of a goat), capriole (a playful leap or jump; a caper). To suck the lifeblood of a goat might symbolize the dampening down of the positive playfullness and spontaneity of the South American peoples. This would be a negative ritual designed to effect the archetypal energies of an aspect of humanity probably to further the aims of subjugation.
In some ways the Chupacabra seems like a merging between the vampire and werewolf mythologies.
Could the Chupacabra be of extraterestrial origin?The Chupacabra could be alien, possibly associated with more intelligent aliens. Reports indicate that the puncture wounds were 3 in number. This would be unusual in Earth creatures that have 2 fangs.
Could the Chupacabra be a genetic experiment?It is often theorized that the technology of certain secret societies and covert military organizations far surpasses that which is known publicly. Perhaps the Chupacabra is a US military creation. If so it could be part of a psychological experiment on the mass mind, part of a dark "ritual" or a prototype "weapon" designed to reduce an enemys food supply. Is it the result of experiments with recovered alien DNA or ancient DNA discovered somewhere on Earth? If the Chupacabra is the result of genetic engineering was it's release into the wild intentional or
Could the Chupacabras be demon?Demons are generally thought to be non-physical lower astral type entities. Physical manifestation might be rare and difficult but still be possible. Perhaps it can only sustained by the feeding upon the life energies of blood.
Could the Chupacabra be a cover for a vampire cult?There are numerous vampire cults in the world and perhaps one of them has created the Chupacabra myth to veil their activities plus for other occult/esoteric reasons.
Illustration by Michael Lee (2007)
Chupacabras: And Other Mysteries by Scott Corrales
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