Exploring American Monsters: Texas

 Jason Offutt Texas is the second largest state in the U.S. It’s big. Really big. Texas’ one-time tourism slogan, “Texas – It’s Like A Whole Other Country,” is apt. At 268,580 square miles, the state is slightly bigger (and more polite) than the entire country of France. It boasts four city areas (Dallas-Fort Worth counts as one) that rank in the top ten most populous cities in America. There are…

Does the Goat-Sucker Really Suck Blood?

Between 2004 and 2014, I made nine trips to Puerto Rico, with one goal in mind. Namely, to try and resolve the mystery of its infamous cryptid. I’m talking, of course, about the Chupacabra. Or, as it’s also known, the Goat-Sucker – on account of its alleged liking for nothing less than the blood of goats. Chickens and pigs, too, but goats are to the Chupacabra what fish and chips…

Mysterious Creature Rips Apart Cars in Oklahoma

Is there a demented steel-jawed chupacabra with a taste for oil tearing apart automobiles at a car lot in Oklahoma? Before you scoff, local police are concerned enough that they’ve set traps to capture this motor vehicle monster that leaves behind piles of mangled parts and car bodies covered with bite marks, hair and blood. Fred Griffin, the general sales manager at Green Country Ford in Vinita, Oklahoma, called the…

1997: Chupacabra Captured In Texas ?!?

The End of the Line did the first exclusive interview on the reported capture of a chupacabra on our program which aired Wednesday, 3-5-97. The information about the reported capture originally came in via an email from someone who saw the story on Spanish Language television. I immediately tried to track down the story and after a number of phone calls to the local Spanish Network tv station was eventually directed to the network corporate…

2004: Strange Animal Deaths in Chile

SOURCE: La Estrella del Loa (Calama) DATE: March 10, 2004 Strange Animal Deaths A new series of animal slayings occurred in Tocopila, reviving old fears about the existence of a pitiless creature that attacks without leaving a trace or explanation as to how the deaths occur. Yesterday, in the “Tres Marias” sector of the town, located to the north of the port area, the Chupacabra legend was resurrected at the…