From: John F. Winston <johnfwin@...
Subject: IUFO: Let's Hear It From Chup. Part 3 of 3.
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Subject: Let's Hear It From Chup. Part 3 of 3. June 18, 1999.
This will complete our discussion of Chup for now.
Whatever the origins of the Chupacabra, it has taken hold of the
collective conscious of Hispanic peoples everywhere. This is most
likely due to the upbringing of Hispanics, who often believe in the
strange and supernatural much more readily than other peoples. An
entire cottage industry has sprung up around this phenomenon, dubbed
Chupacabramania. Songs have been written. T-shirts and other
merchandising are for sale. Hispanic talk shows can't get enough
about the mysterious creatures. Chupacabra jokes are the talk of the
town in Mexico City. One person has even likened the Chupacabra to the
cultural mascot status of a leprechaun for Hispanics. (6) (7) (8)
The Chupacabra has even spawned a festival in the Texas border town of
Zapata. Goat roping, a Chupacabra chili cook-off, and a blood drive are
festival highlights. This festival is the brainchild of Kate McVey, who
publishes the town's weekly newspaper. McVey wanted to poke fun at the
phenomenon, and this seemed to her the best way to do it. Plans for
expanding the festival in future years included using extra-terrestrial
and UFO themes. (9)
But Chupacabramania downplays the seriousness of the farmers' plight.
"This is a serious matter, one which we have never dealt with before
but which is very real," said Enoc Leon Ramierez, a 48 year-old
goatherder from Zapotal.
People like Ramierez are the victims of this Chupacabramania, which
may shove the seriousness of the situation out of the spotlight.
Fantasy, or Dark Reality?
Are the Chupacabra real? The evidence seems to stack in favor of
reality. The sheer number of people, credible, sensible people who
only have embarrassment and ridicule to gain from reporting these
sightings; the dead livestock; and the lack of other explanation for
these deaths can only lead us to one conclusion. There's an Elvis
Presley record entitled "10 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong"; this
can be said of the Chupacabra as well, for thousands of dead farm
animals cannot lie, either. But until the seriousness of the situation
can be fully comprehended; until the average person believes in a
creature called "goat sucker", the skepticism will remain. What will
The mauling of a housewife? The death of a child at the hands of
these vicious creatures? Whatever the case, until the Chupacabra is
treated with the respect it deserves, it will remain a fad. But this
fad has fangs.
(1) - Armstrong, Tito. (1996). What is it? [Online]. Available:
(2) - Martin, Jorge. (1996). UFO's, the government, and the conspiracy
[Online]. Available: http://www.io.com/~patrik/pr_ufo.htm
(3) - Adams, David. (1996, March 21). The Weird tale of the Goatsucker.
St.Petersburg Times [Online], (4 pp.). Available:
(4) - Author Unknown. (1996). Goat Sucking Devil Honkey [Online].
(5) - Althaus, Dudley. (1996, May 12). "Goat Sucker" spreading fear
across Mexico. Houston Chronicle [Online], (3 pp.). Available:
(6) - Valdes, Alisa. (1996, Apr. 12). Chupacabra Joins Bigfoot, Nessie
in Monster Lore. Boston Globe [Online], (6 pp.) Available:
(7) - Fenton, Ana. (No date). Chupacabras Song [Online]. Available:
(8) - Raymond, Steve. (No date). Chupacabras [Online]. Available:
(9) - Author Unknown. (1996, Aug. 9). Town turns chupacabra, or
goatsucker myth, into benefit. [Online]. Available:
John, These last three emails were printed from the following website:
(JW In the research I have done on Chup my sources of information are
very suspect but it appears that Chup was developed by some space
people, probably of the Reptilian and Grey lenage who decided to let
it off on Earth to see what would happen. These same type space
people are also the ones who abduct Earthling and mutilate cattle.
The experience appears to not have been a very good success but the
Chup seem to have gain gained a lot of blood in the undertaking.
Part 3 of 3.
John Winston. johnfwin@...
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