Profiling the Russian Goat-Sucker

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 22nd, 2015


My new book, Chupacabra Road Trip, focuses primarily on my expeditions to seek out the legendary chupacabra across Puerto Rico, the United States, and Mexico, and from 2004 to the present day. As I also note in the book, however, there is no shortage of reports of the Goat-Sucker from Russia – an issue that often gets eclipsed by the exploits of the far more famous Puerto Rican original.

Russia’s Pravda was hot on the trail of the chupacabra in April 2006. In an eye-opening article the Russian people were told:

“The worries began at the end of March 2005 not far from the regional center of Saraktash. On the Sapreka farm two farming families suddenly lost 32 turkeys. The bodies of the birds, found in the morning, had been completely drained of blood. None of the farmers either saw or heard the beast that killed them. Then in the village of Gavrilovka sheep fell victim to the night-time vampire. The unknown animal was also in the hamlets of Vozdvizhenka and Shishma. In the course of the night 3-4 sheep or goats perished. All together the losses in the region amounted to 30 small horned cattle.”

Read more at my Mysterious Universe article here.

See also:

Chupacabra Island
Chupacabra Road Trip

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.

One Response to “Profiling the Russian Goat-Sucker”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    NICK: I’m certain you’ve noted the same connection that I have, and it’s as striking as it is puzzling: the occurrence of Chupacabras-type cryptids in predominantly Spanish-speaking societies: Puerto Rico, Texas and the Southwest, Argentina, Chile, Mexico… it’s not a hard concept to notice.

    Then the flier, and it’s a big one: RUSSIA.

    I was wondering if you had any comments or ideas as for the reason(s) for this fact, Nick. It’s tempting for doubters and scofftics to say it’s the prevalence of cultures who are prone to “superstition”. Obviously, there’s more than that going on.

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