El Chupacabra: Legend or Beast

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Latin American storytelling of the mythological Chupacabra, whose alleged sightings relate to those of aliens and vampires, regulate children’s behavior by implanting a fear of the unknown. Since 1995, stories about a strange, blood-sucking, goat-eating dog-like monster appear in many scholarly articles, journals, and books causing mass hysteria. With several misconceptions, witnesses believe the Chupacabra preyed on and mutilated goats and other farm animals. Articles, journals, books, and people’s stories have often compared and described the Chupacabra as a vampire from outer space. Without proper research and knowledge, people draw conclusions of such creatures, but in time came to find such misconceptions to be false and integrate the…show more content…
73). During this time people were vulnerable to believe anything they heard of the situation. Researchers on the attack looked deep into the details of the attack and some debated that the attack might have been an inside job. Immediately, people were outraged and had to question all the government’s actions. Heinsohn is correct at interpreting skeptics’ reactions to be such against their governments, because the government makes it very difficult to interpret the information as otherwise. He suggests that for the most part these people believe that the government attempted to breed some kind of hybrid canine that failed, resulting in its escape into the wild. Believing that the government created the Chupacabra is not the most impractical idea of its origin though.
The most unrealistic and least common story of the Chupacabra comes from people who read nonfiction. Heinsohn suitably establishes that readers of fictional fantasies believe that the Chupacabras relate to or counterpart blood-sucking vampires (p.92). In his experience, many of the experiencers with fictional writing backgrounds are the ones who habitually describe the Chupacabra as a vampire. According to Heinson, stories state that the vampire is an evil spirit who goes around sucking out the blood from helpless individuals. This comparison comes from the idea that goats and other domestic animals are supposedly found without blood, similar to how vampires suck blood out

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