National Chupacabra Awareness Month
Although you will not find this on any popular Gregorian calendar right now (but that is going to change soon), we, at The House Of The Fighting Chupacabras, extend this invitation to all humans alive to celebrate NATIONAL CHUPACABRA AWARENESS MONTH in the autumn month of OCTOBER. This Chupacabra celebration and popularity is entrenched in Hispanic folklore and mythos and is well deserving of celebration and further scholarship. Hence the month-long activities and the year-long research.
We, at The House Of The Fighting Chupacabras, are a proud promoter of this great Chupacabra celebration and we ask you to give up your open mind for at least a month to "things that go bump in the night, but may actually be alive in the light."
We, at The House Of The Fighting Chupacabras, ask you to join us in celebrating and promoting this special time for Chupacabra Lore and Cryptozoology in general, and as part of the celebration of "Hispanic Urban Legends and Myths" during NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH every year from September 15 to October 15.
Enjoy the recommended activities on the next page and enjoy this great month of NATIONAL CHUPACABRA AWARENESS!
THE THREE GREAT REMINDERS
NATIONAL CHUPACABRA AWARENESS MONTH
The FIRST FULL WEEK in OCTOBER
BRING YOUR CHUPACABRA TO WORK OR SCHOOL DAY
THE CHUPACABRA OATH
(say your name)
swear to fight and defend
the legend of el chupacabra
against all naysayers
speaking or writing in fiction or fact
and to widely spread the myth and lore
of the mighty and mysterious chupacabra
So sayeth I,
protector of the chupacabra legend
MORE PROMOTION OF CHUPACABRA AWARENESS
From "UNLEASH YOUR INNER CHUPACABRA: A POETRY ANTHOLOGY BY THE MEMBERS OF THE SAN ANGELO WRITER’S CLUB" (2012)
In the mid 1990’s on the island of Puerto Rico, an almost unassuming Silverio Perez, uttered the words "el chupacabra" to the public media. The reports of the "goat sucker" immediately started turning up all over Latin America, especially Mexico, and eventually in South Texas where the descendants of the former, blood-sacrificing Aztecs, like myself, now live. With a vampire-like life style, el chupacabra has been blamed for numerous animal-cides where copious amounts of blood has been extracted from two and four-legged domesticated victims or wherever widely their demise remained unexplainable.
The "chupacabra movement" took a special turn in 2004, when one was reportedly shot on a ranch near San Antonio, Texas, not far from where I live. Now a major part of Mexican mythology, where "La Lechusa" and "La Llorona" hold court each dark night, el chupacabra has become the prince of much sensational news among the Cosmic Race in the Lone Star state.
It skyrocketed even further after a carcass of evidence turned up in Cuero, Texas in 2007 which was officially tested by Texas State University in San Marcos. What they found out, I say, is still debatable, as we could very well be looking at a new species of animal with its forefather’s DNA still trying to disprove it as the oddity instead of its evolution.
What does one look like? Well, the mythological description has it bearing vampire teeth, long spikes or horns from the top of his head down its spine, with either green or grey, scaly skin with glowing, red eyes giving the creature an almost extraterrestrial feel. The other rather more realistic description has it looking like a cross between a coyote with mange and some other canine with grey skin. Giving thought to the idea that perhaps we are experiencing the beginning of a new species of dog or an evolutionary upgrade.
In the end, el chupacabra is whatever you want to believe it is. El chupacabra has become the epitome of the Latino bestiary as much as Bigfoot or the Jersey Devil is to Americana. In deciding for yourself, take into account that the credibility of cryptozoology should never be based on the ethnicity of the person who experienced the sighting or encounter.
Unfortunately, I do believe a few of us still place different levels of authenticity to tales of these implausible animals of our ever-widening encyclopedia of cryptids based solely on skin tone, language, or region.
Furthermore, adding that although I am a willing subscriber to Lovecraft’s vast imagination, there are some rather believable friends on both common, cardinal coasts waiting for the rise of Cthulhu, while upon the third coast, with a gulf of substantial evidence, roams freely the intrepid chupacabra.
With it all, my dear friends, I end with a quote from a famous, fictional investigator of such said cryptozoology and a philosophy I admittedly adhere to in accepting the real and unreal around me and hopefully that you will consider:
"I Want To Believe!"
Good luck to us all in the waiting and research of Cryptozoology. Waiting for the acceptable truth… or lie, like Washington and the cherry tree.
¡Que Viva El Chupacabra!
Juan Manuel Perez
PS: Heard it from a chupacabra the other day that Cthulhu isn’t showing up for another twenty baktun [Mayan calendar; look it up]. Sorry for the sad news, guys...
STILL MORE PROMOTION OF CHUPACABRA AWARENESS
"Juan Perez has been intuitively brilliant in recognizing the significance of the flourishing Chupacabra myth. He continues to explore its profound psychological and sociological implications…"
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