Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Underground Monsters

One of the more interesting - and seldom-discussed - issues relative to Puerto Rico's Chupacabra phenomenon suggests that the beasts negotiate the island via extensive, deep, underground tunnels and caves. And, so the stories go, maybe they even dwell there too.

True? Who knows? But, what I do know is that it's a theory I've heard on several occasions while visiting the island and interviewing eyewitnesses to the Chupacabra.

And this picture shows one such cave on Puerto Rico, in which me and Jon Downes were filmed in 2004 for a show on the SyFy Channel called Proof Positive, and where, it was rumored, one of the goat-sucking beasts had been seen prowling around.

People have spent years searching the El Yunque rain-forest for the legendary (some would certainly say mythical) beasts, but if they truly exist, then maybe we've been looking in the wrong place.

Perhaps we should be looking below for the answers...


  1. That was episode 108 of the short-lived series "Proof Positive" which was hosted by Amanda Tapping of Stargate SG-1 in case anyone is interested. It's a good series and you can download the entire season free from http://btjunkie.org just enter the series name in their search window.

    Of course, I know you'd never DO that...I'm just saying you COULD.

  2. Back during the chupacabras craze that hit Mexico in the 90s, desperate farmers who decided to take the matter of finishing the monster that was attacking their livestock into their own hands, were also convinced the beast dwelled inside caves during the day.

    Hunting parties were organized, but all the farmers found were a bunch of bats, which they proceeded to destroy. This turned to be disastrous to the Tequila industry, since bats are responsible for the pollination of the Agave plant from which the spirituous beverage is distilled.

    So, as you can imagine, the chupacabras is *not* among my favorite cryptids :(

  3. The Chupa obviously prefers goat blood to the good stuff!

  4. LOL yeah well, there's no rule for taste I guess ;)

    This recent 'grease devil' craze in Indonesia made me remember those days in the mid 90s in Mexico. That particular time was an example of how a government can make use of the paranormal for political gain: in the case of Mexico, it was so strange to see news about the chupacabras during primetime at the major news channel, canal 2; in retrospect, one can plainly see it was a smokescreen to divert the public's attention from all the turmoil caused by the Zapatista rebels in the Southeast :-/