The chupacabra has headed east, according to the Moscow News. Animals near Novosibirsk are being attacked, killed, and exsanguinated. The local ex-Communist paper urges journalists to come and see, while the News gets less scientific.
As rational explanations run thin on the ground, the specter of the so-called chupacabra raises its demon head.
A short story is embedded within the article:
Local animal keeper Natalya told of her experiences.
“It all happened on the night of June 10,” she told KP. “I was sleeping, my daughter was sitting at the computer looking at the internet. She says that about 2.00 am she heard a sound in the yard. Some whining.
“The dog which guards the farm screamed for 15 minutes and then quietened down. The dog’s behavior drew the attention of my daughter Natalie, but she didn’t think it was important. She thought that if a stranger had come to the house then the dog would bark. And here it was more like whining, you think of howling at the moon.
“In the morning it became clear why the dog had been howling. I got up and went to the barn to milk the goats. I looked and saw right on the doorstep a goat with its neck thrown back unnaturally. On the neck there was something like a bite mark, the belly was torn, and there were huge claw marks. I came over bad and started screaming, I ran to the house to see the children were alright,” she said.
Whatever killed the goats never tried to eat the flesh, it just drank its victim’s blood.
Vampirism has a long and well-known history; it's interesting to see the chup. meme make its way around the world.
(thanks to Arnaud Leene)