El Chupacabra lives. The mythical monster has been spotted in Texas, Oklahoma, and even Connecticut in recent weeks.
El Chupacabra sightings hardly cause Tucsonans to bat an eyelash anymore. He’s old news to us. One of the first U.S. encounters with the goat sucker occured right here in Tucson, 13 years ago.
Or, did it?
The story goes that in the middle of the night on May 11, 1996, Billy Nubian awoke to the sound of panicked bleating from his two goats, Mattie and Delilah. While Nubian raced outside, El Chupacabra selected Mattie for dinner, and a life and death struggle between goat and creature ensued. Nubian startled the creature and reached Mattie in time. The creature shrieked at Nubian before he fled. Mattie was left unharmed.
A girl named Sarah (no last name) claimed to have encountered the creature in Tucson in 2003. The story goes that Sarah encountered El Chupacabra in her front yard. The creature leapt toward her and hissed before vacating the property. Sarah was left unharmed.
Has anyone bothered to study the name of the the first eyewitness? Billy…Nubian. Nubian is a goat breed. Yet, accounts still spread all over the world that Tucson resident “Billy Nubian” was one of the first to report a chupacabra. Billy…Goat.
People, please quit spreading that story.
There have been no other pubilcized chupacabra sightings here in Tucson since 2003. Yet, encounters with El Chupacabra continue to spread across the United States.
An announcement was made in recent weeks that a dead “chupacabra” would be put on display at a creationist museum in Phoenix. That’s Phoenix, New York – NOT Phoenix, Arizona. Whew!
A real estate developer in the small New York town of Phoenix acquired the dead critter in Texas. He had it stuffed and placed on display. The creature’s carcass stands frozen in a menacing pose for the whole world to see.
It’s nothing we haven’t seen before.
It looks like a mangy coyote, like all the others found in recent years. It looks nothing like eyewitness accounts of the creature. A tissue sample has been sent for testing. So, we shall wait and see what the experts have to say about this one.
Fox News discussed the creature on display recently. Who knew after all these years that the word “chupacabra” would be so hard to pronounce.
At least ”billy goat” is easier to say.