Since the mid-1990s, people around the world, and especially in Puerto Rico and Latin America, have reported a bizarre vampire beast which became known as the chupacabra (Spanish for "goat sucker," since it was said to drain blood out of small animals including goats).
The monster had long, thin arms and legs, and an alien-like head with red or black eyes. According to the first eyewitness, the chupacabra had two legs, stood 4 to 5 feet tall, and had spikes down its back. Alleged chupacabras sighting in America turned out to be diseased dogs, foxes, and coyotes.
New information from researcher Benjamin Radford revealed that Madelyne Tolentino, the original eyewitness, had described a creature she had recently seen in the science-fiction horror film Species as the Chupacabra.