Saturday, February 9, 2013

slim pickings

After receiving Hidden Animals, from Summit I was rather disappointed with the information pertaining to the Chupacabra. It had 2 pages on the subject and was little more than a recollection of every "Chupacabra" encounter since the 1970's. This source also proved of little use because the dates of the first Chupacabra sightings are contradictory to those I have found in a few other sources. Finishing the summary with a list of possible theories as the what the creature is this book offered little new information and no personal investigation as to the origins of the creature.

I had a lot more luck with the journal Skeptical Inquirer. I found 3 interesting articles regarding Chupacabra which unlike Hidden Animals had in text citations and sources I found very helpful. The only issue with this journal I had was a lack of variety in authors. I'm having a hard time finding anyone other than Benjamin Radford who has done extensive investigation of the Chupacabra, and this is keeping me from seeing other theories on the monster.

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