Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mexico: Chupacabras Strikes in Tapachula (Chiapas)

Source: Diario La Policiaca and www.analuisacid.com
Date: 02.22.11

Mexico: Chupacabras Strikes in Tapachula (Chiapas)

* Animals were found near the Pemex facilities.
* Carcasses displayed tremendous bite marks; do not correspond to any known species.

The carcasses were found in the vicinity of the train station and the Pemex facilities, scattered on the ground and betraying impressive puncture marks that do not correspond to any animal endemic to the region or passing through, according to Amalia GarcĂ­a.

The four sheep had their blood extracted -- apparently -- through a hole in their throats. According to local residents, this may constitute the reappearance of the Chupacabras.

At noon on Monday, February 21, phone calls from citizens alerted the authorities to the presence of the lifeless animals.

Authorities mentioned that none of the sheep had any blood left in their bodies, as it had been removed.

The discovery of the lifeless, exsanguinated sheep with holes in their throats caused curiosity-seekers to reach the conclusion that the legend of the Chupacabras should be taken up seriously once more. Twelve years have gone by without any reports on this phantasm, who was mentioned for the first time on May 1, 1999.

(Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Prof. Ana Luisa Cid)