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An investigation into reports of a Texan cousin of the infamous 'Goatsucker' - El Chupacabra.


Tom Phillips


Joseph Schneier



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Episode credited cast:
Stan Bernard Stan Bernard ... Self - Narrator
Phylis Canion ... Self - Eyewitness (as Phyllis Canion)
Joe Conger Joe Conger ... Self - Reporter, KENS-TV
Marc Davenport Marc Davenport ... Self - Researcher
Todd Disotell ... Self - Professor of Anthropology, New York University
Ken Gerhard ... Self - Cryptozoologist
Lee Hales Lee Hales ... Self - Wildlife Expert
Sharman Hoppes Sharman Hoppes ... Self - Zoological Veterinary Specialist, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M
Irving Kornfield Irving Kornfield ... Self - Professor of Forensics, University of Maine
Joanne Mansell Joanne Mansell ... Self - Veterinary Pathologist, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M
Devin McAnally Devin McAnally ... Self - Eyewitness
Misael Negron-Melendez Misael Negron-Melendez ... Self - Eyewitness
Ben O'Quinn Ben O'Quinn ... Self - Eyewitness
Tyrel O'Quinn Tyrel O'Quinn ... Self - Eyewitness
Joseph Palermo ... Self - Filmmaker


An investigation into reports of a Texan cousin of the infamous 'Goatsucker' - El Chupacabra.

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This Chupacabra doesn't suck
8 May 2012 | by gizmomogwaiSee all my reviews

This is a standout episode of the History Channel's program MonsterQuest. Anyone complaining that the show's investigations always turn up nothing should be pointed here, because this one gives us photos, bodies, skeletons, hair, DNA and bones of the unusual cryptid- it's nearly a slam dunk.

The Chupacabra is a legend that since 1995 has spread throughout Latin America and eventually to the Southern United States. The mysterious creature kills and drinks the blood of farm animals. Although often described as a two-legged reptilian creature with spikes, sightings in the US describe more of a hairless canine.

Unsurprisingly, it's not the reptilian version that it proved to exist in this episode. We have one story of a man who saw the beast on his window, and while like other MonsterQuest eye witness accounts it is somewhat entertaining, it leaves no tangible evidence. Likewise, setting up cameras in the creature's habitat, as usual, turns up nothing.

However, the bones, hair analysis, and DNA analysis all point to diseased canines- coyotes, dogs and wolves. This is very good evidence that the nearly-hairless four-legged creatures with fangs that have been spotted are real. All that's missing in this episode is concrete proof that these are the creatures killing rabbits and chickens and drinking their blood- but I'd say their proximity to the crime scenes makes them fine suspects. In spite of witnesses (untrained in science) insisting it's a new animal at the end of the episode, MonsterQuest has gone a long way in explaining a phenomenon that is Latin America's equivalent to Sasquatch and the Loch Ness Monster- a rare achievement.

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