Throughout North and South America, thousands of people have witnessed chupacabras, or goat suckers, strange creatures that mutilate and drain the blood of farm animals. Source: The Puerto Rican students organization at Princeton University. Chupacabras are real.

Are chupacabras of extraterrestrial origin? Or are they some sort of natural species that has yet to be catalogued by taxonomists?

Here is a drawing of an alleged chupacabras: enter image description here

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    You need to cite a notable source making the claim, otherwise a diamond moderator is going to close your question as off-topic very soon ...
    – user56618
    Sep 20, 2020 at 1:54
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    The claim you are skeptical about is "chupacabras are of extraterrestrial origin". You need to provide a notable source that is making that claim. The source you are citing only mentions extraterrestrial origin as a hypothetical possibility, it doesn't assert it categorically.
    – user56618
    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:15
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    That's not from a Princeton Students organization. It's a posting by one person who happens to be a student at Princeton. Sep 20, 2020 at 13:14
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    More to the point, the question posits that chupacabras exist in the first place, which in and of itself might be a claim worth addressing first if this is something you seriously intend to pursue.
    – Shadur
    Sep 20, 2020 at 16:17
  • @Shadur Wait, are you saying that chupacabras don't exist? Sep 20, 2020 at 17:07

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A five-year investigation by Benjamin Radford, documented in his 2011 book Tracking the Chupacabra, concluded that the description given by the original eyewitness in Puerto Rico, Madelyne Tolentino, was based on the creature Sil in the 1995 science-fiction horror film Species. The alien creature Sil is nearly identical to Tolentino's chupacabra eyewitness account and she had seen the movie before her report: "It was a creature that looked like the chupacabra, with spines on its back and all... The resemblance to the chupacabra was really impressive", Tolentino reported. Radford revealed that Tolentino "believed that the creatures and events she saw in Species were happening in reality in Puerto Rico at the time"

The Chupacabra is extraterrestrial only in the sense that the first reporter imagined it based on a science fiction movie.

In late October 2010, University of Michigan biologist Barry O'Connor concluded that all the chupacabra reports in the United States were simply coyotes infected with the parasite Sarcoptes scabiei, whose symptoms would explain most of the features of the chupacabra: they would be left with little fur, thickened skin, and a rank odor.

In conclusion

According to biologists and wildlife management officials, the chupacabra is an urban legend.

So since they don't exist, they don't have a real origin, just in the minds of the people who believe in them.

All references from Wikipedia. Feel free to check their references.

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