On Wednesday, February 1st at around 9:45 PM a woman in her forties contacted the 911 emergency line and reported that a mysterious Chupacabra, as well as an uncommon capybara, were both inside and outside of her dwelling located on West Saginaw Road in Jerome Township. Sheriff Myron Greene later commented on the strange occurrence.
“She’s reporting an animal out back. She believes possibly it could be a Chupacabra,” says a dispatcher in a Midland County Central Dispatch recording of the call.
“What’s the animal?” an officer asks.
“A Chupacabra, sir, she described it,” the dispatcher replies.
The officer replies he’s en route.
“There’s been a high amount of sightings of those in that area lately, by the way,” the officer adds.
When deputies arrived at the apartment, they interviewed the woman and thoroughly scoured the premises.
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“They verified there was no evidence of any strange animals,” said Greene, adding that the woman later provided some insight on why she thought she saw the creatures. “After that, she said she was coming off using some intoxicated substances.”
The deputies decided to forgo issuing a citation to the woman for her phone call.
“She honestly somehow believed those animals may have been there,” Greene said.
Mysterious and unknown, the Chupacabra is a cryptid—a creature not officially acknowledged by zoologists that possess legendary status on par with Sasquatch or Nessie. This elusive beast has earned its name from Spanish folklore as “goat sucker” for its penchant of drinking the blood of goats.
Over the past few decades, this creature has become a part of Puerto Rican folklore due to reported sightings since the 1990s. It is commonly associated with attacks on goats and cattle, as well as drinking their blood — all of which have caused it to gain immense popularity around the world.
From Central to South America, the creature has been characterized as a small, prickly two-legged reptile. However, in areas of the southwestern United States, it is often represented more like an animal with four legs similar to that of a canine.