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Enigma Issue 9: El chupacabras - Terror of Puerto Rico. Myth or Beginning of a New Reality?

by Bob Buck | Spring 1996

A creature that seems to have come from the depths of Hell has been causing much confusion, fear, and debate on the island of Puerto Rico which is located about a thousand miles southeast of Miami, Florida. This has been going on since about August of 1995. It has been coined El Chupacabras, or goatsucker, a name given it after it killed a pet goat in September of the same year. Since that time this creature has been blamed for over 2,000 deaths of animals of every description from rabbits and birds to horses and bulls.

Bizarre Killings

One of the communities hit hardest by the chupacabras is the township of Canovanas, a community about thirty miles east of San Juan which is close to the El Yunque rainforest. Over one hundred animals have been killed with dozens of witnesses to this bizarre creature, which has led to the personal involvement of the mayor of Canovanas, Jose Soto, with the aid of the the Civil Defence.

Mayor Soto is trying to capture one of these creatures by laying traps around El Yunque in the Cubuy region, where high activity of the chupacabras has been reported. El Yunque has been a place of much paranormal activity since the earliest of times with Indian legends going back many centuries about this being their Land of Gods.

UFO Hotspot

In more recent times El Yunque has been a hotspot of many UFO's as well as various alien type beings such as greys, bigfoots, mothmen, and a creature described as half goat and half man. Chupacabras, themselves, have often been seen with UFOs nearby. In an interview with a woman from Canovanas, she told of a man that had recently witnessed a UFO drop a large box in the rainforest which had just had a rash of chupacabras sightings. Is there a connection?

Alien Zoo Keepers?

Could this box possibly have been some kind of containment device coming from the UFO to round up these creatures that had no business being there to begin with; which had escaped from God knows where? Occupants of these UFOs may be like zoo keepers trying to round up animals that have escaped their confinements and have travelled far and wide, making it that much more difficult.

An added problem is they seem to be procreating at an alarming rate. For example when they first started to come into public view in August of 1995 it was mostly in and around Canovanas. Within a few short months El Chupacabras had spread its territory into surrounding townships and within another few months had reached the western part of the island and has been seen in 40 of the 70 odd counties of Puerto Rico. One witness on the western part of the island made the claim of seeing as many as fourteen at a time. Within the last month witnesses supposedly have seen this creature around Miami, Florida, as well as Texas, California, and northern parts of Mexico. How did these creatures get from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland which has over a thousand mile barrier of water: Or did they?

What are they?

I see three main possibilities as to the origin of El Chupacabras. First, these creatures may be genetically manufactured organisms made for military or controlling purposes by factions unknown, more than likely governmental in origin. It may be an experiment to discover how various population groups will react to shock realities for reasons unknown. Is this intentional or a Jurassic Park situation? I see this as the least likely of the three theories for one main reason. This creature or a very similar one has been seen off and on for at least fifty years. in Puerto Rico the Vampire of Mocca had a similar description and terrorized parts of the island over thirty years ago.

In the 1930's a comparable beast was witnessed in New Jersey, known as the Jersey devil. Not to mention that worldwide folklore is riddled with stories of creatures that have glowing red eyes that go bump in the night. Are all these stories really myths or do they have some elements of truth?

The second theory as I see it seems more plausible, that being they are animals of unknown origins that evolved naturally on this planet. Due to the extensive systems of caverns found throughout Puerto Rico this would be a credible explanation as to their roots. Some witnesses have noticed sleek, matted down hair on several of the chupacabras with the smell of very strong urine, more powerful than a barnyard odour.

Cave Creatures...

The wet fur could be associated with caves that are known for its moist, dank conditions. I know of a case where witnesses have actually seen these creatures come out of a cave. Are these their homes or are they merely hiding places until they can search out their next victim? Also several of these creatures were said to have glowing red eyes that shined like laser beams out to the surrounding area. This could be a possible adaptation of these beings to the dark interior of the massive network of caverns about the island. I do fail to see the adaptive advantage of the webbing under the arms so they can leap 50 feet or more at a time plus as some claim travelling at great speeds.

Flying Killers!

There was a case related to me by Dr. Carlos Soto of a 1500 pound bull that was run down and killed in short order by what was believed a chupacabra. The field in which the dying bull was found was muddy and he could see the tracks of this creature as it rapidly gained on the bull's footprints. Most caves and caverns have limited space so being able to travel great distances over short periods of time appear to serve no apparent function. This is not to say that this adaptation may serve some other function that is not apparent; also some of these caverns may indeed be quite large in which case speed could play a role. What brings them to the surface? Anything like a series of earthquakes or seaquakes with sufficient force could disrupt their environment, causing them to come topside.

Beyond Boundaries

When our expedition group, organized by Beyond Boundaries Inc., was in Puerto Rico in February of '95 a fairly powerful seaquake was reported off the coast of that island. It was in August of the same year that the chupacabras were beginning to be seen in Canovanas, a happenstance or maybe not? Now that it is being seen stateside as well as in Mexico is it also using caves to protect its presence? Only time will tell.

Though this is a stronger theory in my opinion than the first as to their possible origin, I personally do no see it as being the case for several reasons. The pattern of the chupacabras diversity in expansion of its range appears to have centered around the island of Puerto Rico and branched out in a set manner in a short period of time, less than two years.

Natural Adaption

Also most animals of a particular species have limited and defined niches of a greater ecosystem and do not adapt well when out of their natural environment. Unless these creatures have been living in underground habitats throughout the world and for some unknown reason have been coming to the surface in some prescribed fashion, I doubt this theory as a plausible one. And lastly, we seem to be dealing with more than one kind of entity; some appear batlike, others have features similar to the gargoyles of Old, as well as a most recent one seen in northern Mexico described by witnesses as a wolfwoman. What are we dealing with here? I believe my last theory is the most powerful and likely of the three and is able to explain these occurrences in a more credible way.

Paranormal Activities

This last theory of mine might be viewed as the most far out, but taking in account all that has happened and I believe will continue to happen in greater frequency and bizarreness fits a pattern. Marc Davenport, a noted UFO lecturer and author of the book Visitors from Time, was on our last expedition to Puerto Rico in February of 1996. We came across several paranormal activities that seem to lead towards multi-dimensional aspects and the chupacabras appeared to fit into the overall picture.

Other Dimensions?

Marc and I have a consensus of thought of the multi-dimensionality of many of the things occurring on Puerto Rico at this time. Much of what is happening there and elsewhere is what I call paradoxes of nature; things that should not be happening in our so called reality but are occurring regardless.

Weird Creatures

Other creatures have appeared on that island in recent times that are every bit as weird as the chupacabras, but failed to receive the notoriety and attention that the goatsucker has. Mothmen and a creature described as half human and half goat terrorized parts of this island for a brief period of time and had a much more limited range by being confined to in and around El Yunque rainforest. The chupacabras seem to have manifested themselves soon after these other creatures faded from the picture. A mere coincidence?

Maybe not, for UFO activity was noted in many cases when these various entities were sighted. If these UFOs and their occupants are interdimensional or at the very least capable of interdimensional travel as many in the UFO field contend, this could answer some important questions.

Star Gates?

Just suppose that the chupacabras as well as the other creatures mentioned are from other dimensions able to reach our universe through doorways beyond space and time. And these UFO occupants have the know how to return them back to their own dimensions. They appeared to be highly successful with previous creatures that invaded our fragile existence but for some unknown reason seem to be having much difficulty with this El Chupacabras. But why?

Just maybe the situation is becoming more complicated and harder to control, maybe even for them.

Unstable EM Fields

Without getting into great detail, Marc and I and our research team have been collecting data that appears to be showing that Puerto Rico is highly unstable electromagnetically, where pockets of unstable fields are presenting themselves. We do have evidence to support our theory; though it is still inconclusive; which I will go into at a future time.

"Unbelievable" Evidence

I am aware that this may seem unbelievable to many reading this article but the evidence that has been collected by our research group appears to be heading in that direction. That is why we are doing ongoing research and collecting as much data as possible in the times ahead. Some witnesses that have seen the red glowing eyes that appear to emit a laser like beam coming from the chupacabras, claim that these creatures use this power to put their victims in a trance like state before attacking them. And according to Dr. Carlos Soto DVM the true victims of the chupacabras do not go into rigormortis.

These witnesses of the laser like beam see the creature as otherworldly in nature with demonic qualities that are possessed by no known earthly animal.

Do they possess strange powers?

Other characteristics that witnesses have claimed to have observed are an ability to levitate and float a foot or so off the ground and a capability to repel bullets as if they had a protective field around them. Just recently some policemen in northern Mexico had a run-in with one of these entities after it attacked some local townspeople. They shot a barrage of bullets as it jumped over a wall.

Though it seems near impossible that the policeman could have missed this creature it appeared completely unharmed and ran away.

Bullet-Proof Force Fields

Another case relayed to me by Linda Howe, a well known UFO investigator, told of a similar case in Puerto Rico awhile back. A policeman shot at this creature at point blank range and it appeared to him that some kind of force field was preventing his bullets from reaching it.

Also a UFO was seen in close proximity to this entity - here again, is there some connection? Now if these creatures are indeed otherworldly as some eyewitnesses claim could they just as easily be interdimensional as well?
Let me explain.

Electro-Magnetic Fields

If these beings are coming through portals in alternate universes, what is causing this to happen? The answer may lie in the electro magnetic field that blankets this planet. As you may be aware of the electro magnetic field and the gravitational pull of the planet creates our reality which balances and stabilizes this world. It brings about our atmosphere and all things depend upon it. But this electro magnetic field covering the Earth is not even, there are stress or weak points found riddled throughout the planet, most notably the Bermuda Triangle.

Puerto Rico is on one edge of this triangle, where for centuries unusually large numbers of ships, and, in recent times, planes have been lost. Some believe that this triangle is in reality a portal to other dimensions. There are at least six other major triangles like this one spread around the globe.

Black Holes

Now let us take this one step further. Just imagine if for some reason our planet as well as the solar system, itself, was heading towards a singularity, a tremendously strong gravitational field, if you will, better known as a black hole. Some prominent astrophysicists have entertained the thought that at some time in our future this solar system would come to a region in space which will contain a black hole; if the case holds that black holes are fairly commonplace as some scientists believe.

Physics Breaking-down

As we get ever closer to this powerful gravitational field the electro magnetic blanket that covers our fragile planet would become more and more unstable. The paradoxes of our existence as mentioned earlier in this article would increase exponentially where the realities that we perceive as our physical plane will change in unpredictable ways.

Major Earth Changes

In lesser forms we will see earth changes like earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions in increasing numbers as well as increases in severity. In more extreme cases where there are weak points in the electro magnetic global field such things as strong plate movement of the earth crust is possible, even a polar shift is in the realm of possibilities. And as we are seeing with the chupacabras as well as with increasing numbers of other strange beings a very possible elevations in interdimensional instabilities that are opening more and more portals to alternate universes.

Travelling to new Dimensions

Already this is happening in Puerto Rico and now on the U.S. mainland and Mexico right before the peoples' eyes, an indicator to a much larger global problem to come. I have personally interviewed individuals that have either claimed to have gone through what appeared to be a dimensional portal or knew of people who have.

These people in my opinion seem honest with nothing to gain, who in most cases appear very concerned and are searching for answers. Since my trip on the '95 expedition to Puerto Rico a little over a year's time; the incidents of paradoxes are increasing exponentially with a greater degree of bizarreness.

This planet is liken to a forged iron bar where Puerto Rico is a weak point on this bar. When pressure is evenly applied to the bar its weakest point will bend first. This is what I am now seeing.

If you have enjoyed this article and would like to receive more information on El Chupacabras, may I suggest our educational, high quality VHS format video taken on the '96 expedition to Puerto Rico. It contains uncut unedited footage of interviews with Mayor Soto of Canovanas as well as rural residents of that community that were eyewitnesses to this entity.

The video also contains a personal interview with Dr. Carlos Soto who is an individual that has personally examined dozens of animals that are suspected to have been killed by this beast. This video is full of information and will give a general view of this creature.

If interested in purchasing this video please contact Bob Buck at 314-631-0293 for further information or FAX Joyce Murphy at 817-573-1582. To apply for membership on a Beyond Boundaries expedition send an email to: jmurphy @

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