The Monster Hunter: Search for the Chupacabra

Posted by: Ken Gerhard on April 12th, 2013


“The Search for The Texas Blue Dog”

Since 2004, bizarre, zombie-like canines have been appearing around the state of Texas. Several of their hairless carcasses have been recovered since that time and there have even been allegations that these creatures drink the blood of small farm animals, (in a fashion very similar to the famous Puerto Rican Chupacabras), though that aspect has not been substantiated.

However, we appear to be dealing with two completely different subjects that share the same name. There are some important questions that remain about the Texas ‘Blue Dogs’ and their origins, disease vs genetics for example. Join Ken “The Monster Hunter” Gerhard, Naomi West, Richard West, Taylor James Johnson and Dylan Cody Altman as they attempt something which has never been done before – capture a live Blue Dog/Chupacabra in order to prove definitively why these canids look and behave so strangely.

a documentary by Taylor James Johnson and Dylan Cody Altman

Chapter One

Final Chapter

Watch the entire series here: TheMonsterHunterTX

Ken Gerhard About Ken Gerhard
Ken has investigated reports of mysterious beasts around the world including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, giant winged creatures and even werewolves. In addition to appearing in three episodes of the television series Monster Quest (History Channel), Ken is featured in the History Channel special The Real Wolfman, as well as Legend Hunters (Travel Channel/A&E), Paranatural (National Geographic), Ultimate Encounters (truTV) and William Shatner's Weird or What? (History Television). His credits include multiple appearances on Coast to Coast AM, major news broadcasts and Ireland’s Newstalk radio, as well as being featured in major books and in articles by the Associated Press, Houston Chronicle and Tampa Tribune. Ken is author of the books Big Bird: Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters and A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts: Encounters with Cryptid Creatures, as well as the co-author of Monsters of Texas (with Nick Redfern) and has contributed to trade publications including Fate Magazine, Animals and Men, The Journal of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and Bigfoot Times. He currently lectures and exhibits at events across America. Born on Friday the 13th of October, 1967 (exactly one week before the famous Patterson Bigfoot film was shot), Ken has traveled to twenty-six different countries on six continents and most of the United States. An avid adventurer, he has camped along the Amazon, explored the Galapagos, hiked the Australian Outback and has visited many ancient and mysterious sites, from Machu Pichu to Stonehenge.

9 Responses to “The Monster Hunter: Search for the Chupacabra”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    CHUPACABRAS. Sucker of GOATS, not one pathetic goat, fer cryin’ out loud!

    Why does Cryptomundo, the leading cryptozoological site, continue to perpetuate an obviously erroneous name, “Chupacabra”?

  2. PoeticsOfBigfoot responds:

    Zombie-like? That’s a new one. The one videoed by a deputy’s dashcam seemed pretty lively.

  3. springheeledjack responds:

    Yeah, while Chupacabras is not one of my usual cryptids, I was more interested in the bipedal variety–when the dog got turned into a chup. and why, I still don’t know. I’d see shows on chupacabras and it would be the dog thing, and just annoy me.

    To me they’re two completely different things and some hybrid rat dog just doesn’t get me all excited…

  4. Fhqwhgads responds:

    I have to agree with the other comments. A coyote with mange is not much of a cryptid. A relict Titanis, on the other hand, would be much more interesting.

  5. mandors responds:

    The original stories of “chupacabra” came from Puerto Rico, if I recall, and they resemble NOTHING like a dog. So @Goodfoot and @springheel –I feel your pain. Still, a new breed of hairless canine terrorizing farms is pretty interesting. It also seems more in line with real cryptozoology than some demon sucking goats’ blood. If true, I wonder whether there is dog racing in the Texas. Maybe some greyhounds escaped, or were released, and they bred with coyotes.

  6. sasquatch responds:

    Coyotes with mange I bet.

  7. Fhqwhgads responds:

    @mandors — I think crypto-veterinary science is a different thing altogether.

  8. Goodfoot responds:

    These “dogacaprases” could be some kind of spontaneous mutation, could it not?

  9. springheeledjack responds:

    maybe these dogs are the realllll chupacabras’s minions they send out to do their bidding….

    yeah, I’m afraid dogs with mange just don’t do it for me on the cryptozoological front–I’m not inspired to look into them. A bipedal humanoid with big red eyes, claws, that drains blood and organs from chickens…while creepy, that’s more my style.

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