Published: 11:32 AM - 06=04-11
The blood sucking creature dubbed El Chupacabra has struck again!
According to tradition El Chupacabra, a vampire like creature, first appeared in Puerto Rico in the 1970s, but the Animal X - Natural Mystery Unit has found new information suggesting the first sighting may have been as early as the mid 1950s in mainland USA.
Now the nasty critter has made its way through Mexico to the driest place on Earth; the Atacama Desert in Chile and this time the creature's victims include humans.
Is El Chupacabra or the "Goat Sucker" as it's also known, the same creature depicted as Gargoyles on centuries old churches in Europe, or is it really a mutant creature known to NASA, as many people believe.
The Animal X - Natural Mystery Unit goes in search of El Chupacabra's real identity and meets victims, witnesses and scientists who describe a creature 3 - 5 feet tall with a dark gray hairy body, glowing red eyes, sharp protruding teeth and three-fingered claw-like hands.
Daniel and Natalie travel to Chile to investigate local reports of El Chupacabra attacks in Antofagasta and Calama, where the creature is said to have left a trail of dead animal drained of every drop of blood. One woman claims she was attacked outside her home and has the wounds to prove it.
Are Natalie and Daniel about to solve one of cryptozoology's greatest puzzles?
Chupacabra caught on film in Nuevo Laredo
Could the fabled Chupacabra have been sighted in Nuevo Laredo? Yes, according to a Laredo family who says a camera on their ranch caught a clear picture of the creature. But could the sighting be exactly what the family claims it to be?
I told my daughter we're never gonna stay at the ranch when its dark.
They're still shocked by the image they say was caught on a camera at their Nuevo Laredo ranch.
The couple who doesnt want to be identified says the eyes of the creature creeping through the night hasn't left their minds.
It grabbed my attention and I started looking into that and I said it was probably the same animal theyre considering the Chupacabra.
The picture, he says was given to him by an uncle who oversees the ranch, and claims it clearly shows a deer running for its life. What's unclear is if the picture originally came from the Nuevo Laredo ranch at all.
We looked on line and found hundreds of pages dedicated to the Chupacabra, including a few displaying that picture posted months prior to this sighting.
It joins dozens of videos and stories shared by people around the world.
But regardless of its place and time of origin, the picture still gains attention.
For those who claim to have seen it, the proof is in the picture. The Laredo residents say they have several ranches in Nuevo Laredo and here in Webb County but say they havent seen any activity on any other cameras.