Chupacabras Strikes Again In Jalpatagua

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 26th, 2006

From our good friend Scott Corrales comes the following news.

DATE: August 22, 2006
SOURCE: Miami UFO Center

Residents of the Municipality of Jalpatagua, Jutiapa, are alarmed by the deaths of several farm animals. Apparently the so-called Chupacabras is on the prowl again, since all of the sheep have been found dead under mysterious circumstances.

Members of a family discovered the remains of several sheep slain in a mysterious fashion; it appears that another animal attacked them but merely drained their blood instead of devouring them.

Since then, they decided to keep watch over the sector for several evenings. However, no predator was found even while the beast kept attacking small animals.

One of the witnesses to the sheep deaths noted that in a single night, they found four dead animals lined up, presenting bite-marks on their necks.

Some residents have speculated that a there is a tigrillo (jaguar) on the loose. However, given the manner in which the animals are being attacked, others point to the involvement of the Chupacabras.

The fact of the matter is that not even the authorities have been able to explain the situation, and the mystery continues.

(translation (c) 2006, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Virgilio Sanchez Ocejo)

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

10 Responses to “Chupacabras Strikes Again In Jalpatagua”

  1. jjames1 responds:

    The translated article seems to imply that a tigrillo and jaguar are the same thing. They’re not. A tigrillo is much smaller than a jaguar, and they are two completely different and distinct species.

  2. shovethenos responds:

    Besides vampire bats, are there any decent-sized mammals, birds, or reptiles in existence that drain blood like this? Is there anything in the fossil record that is theorized to drain blood like this?

    How about invertebrates? If a large spider did something like this would you be able to tell? (I know they drain fluids, would a large spider be able to do it as cleanly as this.)

  3. twblack responds:

    You would think if it was a predator type thing it would eat what it kills. The thing with only draining the blood is just too weird. A vampire bat only drinks small amounts of blood from other much bigger animals. It is wild that there seems to be so many reports of this kind that they can not catch what or maybe who is doing this. Maybe there is some truth to the whole Chupa thing, you just never know, I guess.

  4. shumway10973 responds:

    also, remember that a true vampire bat cuts the prey’s skin with its tongue and laps up the blood, it doesn’t bite and suck. I’ve always wondered about the possibility of a large spider. It sounds spider-like in the manner all this is done. No, I don’t I can’t think of anything else that bites and sucks just the blood. Wasn’t there some reports of all the organs being missing and only one small hole in the neck? Course if that was in North America I could say that there was enough time for an opossum to find it and clean out its organs.

  5. crypto_randz responds:

    To catch the EL CHUPRACABRAS to set a trap for it will take brains and smarts this thing must be very slick and cunning, I wonder if at times it knows when humans are near. I mean this thing takes off at very fast speed. I’ve read alot on this cryptid animal, once it drains its prey its outta there.

  6. mystery_man responds:

    Hello, this is my first post here on Cryptomundo, although I’ve been reading this blog for some time. There are some very informative and intelligent discussions going on here. For me, the Chupacabras has always been one of those cryptids that really catches the imagination. However, some of the attributes of these creature almost seem to smack of the paranormal and supernatural. Other than the obvious evidence of the animals drained of blood, can anyone tell me if there has ever been any physical evidence from the creature left behind, such as a hair sample that could possibly be tested for DNA? Some of the stories I have read about these things seem so beyond a normal biological entity, I wonder if there could be some embellishment from perhaps superstitious natives? I think to properly research the chupacabras, we must first look at how it physically fits into the parameters of an actual physical creature. This is one cryptid that I would like to see found, but it just seems so much in the realm of ghouls and ghosts, a denizen of the goblin universe.

  7. shumway10973 responds:

    hey Loren, do you know of any pictures taken of any of chupacabra’s victims? I’m thinking more along the lines of seeing just how far apart the bite marks are. That might give us indications of some size. The size of each hole might also give us a clue to at least a family or something to start looking at. mystery_man is right in wondering if any dna samples were ever left. I’m also thinking maybe some sort of venom or, like the mosquito, some sort of novacaine.

  8. crypto_randz responds:

    To get a photo of the EL CHUPRACABRAS is probably one of the toughest tasks because this thing comes and goes at a high rate of speed. It seems it drains its prey on certain nights, so therefore its very elusive.

  9. wildphotographer responds:

    I have an archived interview of Ocejo-Sanchez I did in the Spring of 2006 for my current release, but it was too off-topic to include.

    National Geographic had just been there and with the help of their (Geo’s) hired skeptics they implied that Sanchez was a liar and a fabricator of evidence. I sat in his home and held the casts of the animal’s prints in my hand and saw his many photos and heard accounts of encounters with this creature from as far away as Chile, Mexico and Cuba. He is a sincere, kind hearted person with no agenda.

    The evidence I saw there has convinced me that this is a real animal. More certainly needs to be done with regards to research. I plan to return to Miami and do a follow up and visit with Sanchez and some folks who had the encounter in Miami.

    This is really creepy stuff.

  10. mystery_man responds:

    Wildphotographer, it would be very interesting to see what kind of photos you saw and what those plaster casts looked like. Anyway to share those with us? Maybe the people here at Cryptomundo would have some good insights!

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