In March 1995, the first reported attack attributed to the Chupacabra occurred. Eight sheep were discovered dead in Puerto Rico, each with three puncture wounds in the chest area and reportedly completely drained of blood. A few months later, in August, an eyewitness named Madelyne Tolentino reported seeing the creature in the Puerto Rican town of Canóvanas, where as many as 150 farm animals and pets were reportedly killed. These events sparked a global phenomenon that provided a canvas used to paint the troubles of farmers and rural citizens the world over. What is the true nature of this beast? Is this a true cryptozoological phenomenon? An abandoned feral alien? Secret government experiments? Could it be the manifestation of an incredibly dense web of sociological circumstances? Maybe all of the above! Enjoy!
Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week.
This week’s episode includes descriptions/sound related the following sensitive subjects.
Violence Against Animals
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The Separation of the Chupacabra and the Texas Terror Dog
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