Chupacabra in Paraguay?

Chupacabra

Ranchers in Paraguay are on edge following a series of livestock attacks that one witness insists are the work of the infamous chupacabra. The strangeness began earlier this month in the town of Los Cedrales when farmer Francisco Molinas was drawn outside by the unrelenting barking of his dog. Armed with a rifle and a flashlight, the curious man found the source of the commotion when he reached the pen where his sheep are kept.

Molinas first discovered that one of the animals had been attacked by a predator and suffered a gruesome wound on its neck. Wondering what could have done this and if the perpetrator was still around, he flashed his light around the pen and, upon reaching a corner of the enclosure, was astounded by what he saw. According to Molinas, there was some kind of three-foot tall creature that resembled a bug and sported ominous-looking red eyes.

Despite firing a few shots at the oddity, the mysterious creatures was seemingly unfazed and even attempted to go after Molinas. Fortunately, his shotgun-toting son was nearby and continued blasting the beast, which caused it to flee the scene with the pair of angry farmers in hot pursuit. “We looked for him everywhere,” Molinas told a local media outlet, “we wanted to hunt him to show people this monster. I did not believe in this before, but now that I’ve seen, I know there’s a chupacabra.”

Goat Sucker

Although Molinas may be convinced, not everyone is convinced that the notorious chupacabra is behind the attacks that have claimed the lives of over 30 sheep in various communities in the area. Some suspect that the mystery animal could be a jaguar or a similar big cat, but hunters who are trying to track down the creature say that they’ve found footprints which do not look feline, raising the eerie possibility that perhaps the chupacabra really is prowling around Paraguay feasting on livestock.

Legendary paranormal author and investigator Brad Steiger dies

Brad Steiger

Legendary paranormal author and investigator Brad Steiger has passed away at the age of 82. An incredibly prodigious author, Steiger penned more than 170 books on not only the strange and unusual, but also biographies of Hollywood icons and true crime cases. In total, a jaw-dropping 17 million copies of his various works were sold throughout his incredible writing career.

First appearing in print with articles on the unexplained in 1956, Steiger’s first book, ‘Ghosts, Ghouls and Other Peculiar People,’ was published in 1965. He continued writing books all the way up until this year with the forthcoming ‘Haunted: Malevolent Ghosts, Night Terrors, and Threatening Phantoms’ due to be released in October. In the early 1970’s, he also penned a weekly newspaper column, ‘The Strange World of Brad Steiger’ that was carried in 80 American newspapers as well as in publications from Toyko to Bombay.

A bonafide icon in the world of the paranormal, Steiger inspired countless readers to become investigators and writers of their own with many of today’s prominent researchers crediting him with sparking their interest in the subject. To that end and to his enormous credit, Steiger wrote fluently and thoughtfully about a vast array of paranormal topics including UFOs, ghosts, cryptids, supernatural experiences, conspiracies, and nearly every other genre that can be found within the milieu of the odd.

He is survived by his beloved wife Sherry, five children, ten grandchildren, and multiple generations of paranormal enthusiasts to whom his influence cannot be understated.