Paranormal Phenomena And Monsters In The Film Species, By Benjamin Radford

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Many explanations have come forward over the years as to what the Chupacabra could be. Most people and scientists believe in the recent DNA testing that shows the found creatures are coyotes or dog suffering from a severe case of sarcoptic mange mites. Texas A&M will DNA test anything unusual found or trapped on farms in the area. All of the tests have come back with this same result. Is this what people are seeing, or is it a cover up of an unknown creature?

Benjamin Radford, an author of several books on the topics of paranormal phenomena and monsters, believes that what people are seeing is a figment of their imagination, based off of the 1995 science-fiction film “Species.” It is about a human-alien hybrid. Radford feels this is a huge part of the Chupacabra legend because the first ever eyewitness of the Chupacabra, Madelyne Tolentino, had seen the film just a few weeks before coming forward with her account. Radford says that other sightings in the area can be written off because of people viewing the film, and creating the creature from the film in their daily life.

Authorities feel that the animal attacks, especially in Puerto Rico in the 1990s, were …show more content…

There, an ancient bird was discussed by both Aristotle and Pliny the Elder. This bird is now called the Nightjar, and is native to Puerto Rico. It is an endangered species in Puerto Rico. Some people in the general populous believe that witnesses are actually seeing this creature, and in their shock, are reporting a description that their mind as created, versus what they have actually seen. The Puerto Rican Nightjar is considered a medium-sized bird, and is colored like bark to blend in with its habitat. It has an unusually long beak for the breed, and has small feet and short legs. Considering this, do you think witnesses are seeing the Nightjar, and this is a case of misidentification, or is it something

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