Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Chupacabra Movie: Fiction.

It was just a matter of time. They've turned the real chupacabra into a Hollywood movie monster. Cool!

"CHUPACABRA: DARK SEAS (Sci Fi) - The original telefilm has been slated to premiere on Saturday, January 29 at 9:00/8:00c. Here's how the network's press materials describe the project: "A team of hunters captures a live Chupacabra, a monster said to prey on livestock and humans throughout Central America. Unfortunately, their attempt to smuggle it into the United States aboard a cruise ship goes fatally awry, and a squad of U.S. Navy SEALs is dispatched to terminate the creature before it turns all the hostage passengers into hors d'oeuvres. John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Indiana Jones films, TV's Sliders), Dylan Neal (star of SCI FI Pictures' Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers) and Giancarlo Esposito (The Usual Suspects, the SCI FI Original Miniseries 5ive Days to Midnight, TV's Homicide: Life on the Street) star in this creepy man-vs.-monster adventure."

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Chupacabra. A cover up?

A comment I think may be bogus: (woai.com) "The first round of DNA tests on the Elmendorf beast came back inconclusive because the animal had been dead for too long."

Okay, to test the Elmendorf beast, biologists dug up bone fragments. If being dead for a long time messes up DNA tests, how is it possible to test animal DNA from around the time of the supposed birth of Jesus Christ and the murder of Julius Caesar?

"The seven bone deposits of mules eaten and buried inside cleaning pots and storage jars by the Qumran community in the 1st century BCE will undergo DNA testing this week." - rnews

Chupacabra is not a coyote with mange.

I found this quote about mange interesting regarding the Elmendorf beast:
"Stacy spent twenty years working with a veterinarian and as a zookeeper for five years, so some of her expertise came in handy on this visit. She debunked the mange theory.

'This was not a secondary infection,' she pointed out as she examined the pictures. 'This was scaly skin. There was no secondary infection in this animal caused by mange.'

See our chupacabra article and our cryptozoology archives for more details.