What is Bigfoot and Chupacabra?

By Zach Jackson

What is BIgfoot?

For hundreds of years, people have reported seeing hairy man-like creatures that walk on two legs and live in the forest and mountainous areas of North America and around the world
The term "Bigfoot" was coined in 1958 when bulldozer operator Jerry crew found and cast a large tracks at bluff Creek, California

One popular theory is that Bigfoot may be a Gigantopithecus Blacki.
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What is a Chupacabra?

If you’re wandering alone in the woods late at night, you might want to keep an eye out for a monster thats in the shadows. What is it? a chupacabra of course!

El Chupacabra got its name from Spanish word Chupar (to suck) and cabra (Goat) this mythical monster supposedly inhabits parts of Puerto Rico, Mexico and the united states. Believers in El Chupacabra believe the monster acts like a vampire, drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats

What does it look like? it depends on whom you ask. some who claim to have seen El Chupacabra claim it to look like a Small bear. with rows of spikes on its back. some others claim the chupacabra is much smaller wolf-like creature with no hair.

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Reasearch about both

Bigfoot is named after its big footprints, and the dreaded chupacabra is also known for what it leaves behind: dead animals. Though goats are said to be its favorite prey (chupacabra means goat sucker in Spanish), they also have been blamed for attacks on cats, sheep, rabbits, dogs, chickens, ducks, hogs and other animals.(There is no record of a chupacabra attacking a Bigfoot, though I'd like to see that.) Descriptions of chupacabras vary widely, but many accounts suggest that the creature stands about 4 to 5 feet tall. It has short but powerful legs, long claws, and terrifying, glowing red eyes.

Urban Legends?

urban legends are an important part of popular culture, experts say, offering insight into our fears and the state of society. They're also good fun.

"Life is so much more interesting with monsters in it," says Mikel J. Koven, a folklorist at the University of Wales. "It's the same with these legends. They're just good stories."

Are Bigfoot and Chupacabra Urban legends?

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Evidence of their Exsistence

Bigfoot's high profile is largely due to a short film taken in 1967 in Bluff Creek, Calif. This is the classic footage of Bigfoot, showing a furry, man-sized creature walking across a clearing. The film has never been proven authentic, and many suspect a hoax.

It is also odd that the film remains the best evidence of bigfoot 40 years later, despite the fact that video cameras are better, cheaper and in more hands than ever before; surely if it was not a hoax someone would have recorded a film as good or better since then.

Perhaps Bigfoot's most amazing quality is its ability to leave no hard evidence of its Existence . No teeth, bones, live nor dead specimens have been found. By one estimate, there should be hundreds of thousands of Bigfoot in North America, yet not one of them has been hit by a car, shot by a hunter, or found dead by a hiker.

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Do people doubt their exsistance?

monsters aren't quite so fantastic, and while most people doubt their existence, some are certain that unknown monsters inhabit our pale blue dot. It seems that every few months, monsters of one kind or another make the news. Sometimes it's a new fuzzy home video of something in the water at Loch Ness; other times it's a hunter's photo of what could be a Bigfoot — or a mangy bear

When scientists visit a tucked-away part of the planet—say, a deep-ocean hydro thermal vent or an isolated jungle mountain—they routinely find dozens of species that have never been documented. It's discoveries like these that allow folks who believe in mythical beasts such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and El Chupacabra to hold out hope that these creatures actually do exist

some people may say we might find them in the future, others say that its just a myth and no one will find anything anytime soon

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