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Solving the Chupacabra Mystery Is One Step Closer

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

The Chupababra. A queer hairless dog-like critter roaming the backyards of America is becoming less of a mystery at least at the Lost World Museum.

One of the main characteristics of a “Chupacabra” is its hairless condition.  I recently came across a few pieces of the puzzle about the hair-loss and I’ll try to shed some light on what the cause might be. As of this writing, scientists seem to attribute the bald appearance to a condition known as mange.

Here’s one assumption, that it’s mange that I believe has created a stumbling block for most in trying to solve this mystery. Every non-science person I’ve personally interviewed, 8 in all, told me they know the animals indiginous to their area and they know what mange looks like and emphatically each have stated to me “This is not mange!” I believe them and have I just did not know what to do with their testimony until now.

I’ve been puzzeling over this for 4 years now and finally due to recent evidence over the last 8 months, it shed some light on the hair-loss issue so that local folks opinions make more sense.

Something you may not know is that a half a dozen scientist’s over the last 4 years have explained away any mystery by attributing the hair-loss as, “Oh, it’s mange.” These statements are in response from personal observation of photos or a film. That’s it. No real evidence. No labortory testing, just images. Now a few carcasses did make it into the labs and have been tested, like 3 dead Chupas. The tests came back, are you ready? Mange – 2 and Not Mange – 1. Is this conclusive enough? How do we reconcile the testimonies of the locals and their “Street Smart” knowledge that it isn’t mange?

Ok so as far as I’m concerned the plethroa of scienctific evidence is manily opinion without real hard evidence. The locals swear it’s not mange and I’m siding with the locals and here’s why.

Since Jan. 2010 there has been other species of animals with a simular condition. Including a Chupa-Coon or bald raccoon and as the video above shows in a german zoo, a bald bear. Both exhibit the same condition as these our gray hairless chicken eating canines do. As you watch the video you can see the grey color and folded skin on the back of the neck similar to our Blanco Texas Chupacabra.

The german zoo does not know what type of disease is causing this disorder. They are eager to find out. If it was mange there is a simple easy test to determine it.

So at this point, my thought is that the “Chupacabras” in the U.S. are a coyote or some type of canine mammal that has a, yet to be determined, known or unknown disease. But it is not mange. This sickness, whatever it is, colors the skin grey and the hair-loss is mostly complete with some hair remaining on the face and tail. It affects our dogs/foxes/coyote which we are now affectionately calling Chupacabra. U.C. Davis is conducting an extensive genetic testing of 3-4 “Chupa” specimens and will be sharing their conclusions in some type of esoteric scientific technical journal in about a year. Perhaps before then we will understand the nature of the condition. Until then be warned and remember “It’s 11 O’Clock do you know where your goat is?”

Chupacabra escapes N.Y.! Heads straight for Texas.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
Blanco Texas Chupacabra

So Joe Taylor, this white  bearded hippy looking creationist (He tells me he never was a hippy) from the Mount Blanco Fossil Picture 1Museum asked if they could display the grey critter for their upcoming creation conference April 13-14th, plus display it for all his museum visitors in April. I have to admit, I hesitated at first because this is a one-of-a-kind mystery mammal. But what the hay, it’s just collecting dust while we ready the Lost World Museum for its GRAND opening later this year so off to Texas she went. (Yes this Chupa wears pink)  MtBlancoBldgFrontMDuring the month of April 2010 if you want a glimpse of the only taxidermied mount of the Blanco Texas Chupacabra go to Joe Taylor’s Mount Blanco Fossil Museum in Crosbyton Texas.

If you are just curious enough to see what could be the world’s only perfectly intact representation of a mutated or an entirely new species of mammal then now’s the time to take a trip to Texas where it all started. Click HERE for more information on the museum’s location and hours of operation.

Has a Chupacabra finally been caught? Live Footage.

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

To see our new Chupacabra glow-in-the-dark long sleeve tee or hoodie click HERE

Texas Golf Course “Chupacabra” Discovered

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

November Newsletter set to launch…10, 9, 8….we have lift off.

Friday, October 30th, 2009

November 2009 Newsletter jpeg“Honey take a peek at what I’ve put together here.” Looking it over my wife said, “Wow what an incredible newsletter!”  Then she dropped a bomb, “In the past some of your newsletters I was slightly embarrassed by.” Ouch!  She continued, “But if this new newsletter showed up unexpectedly in my e-mail box, I’d read it, it’s that good.” You can decide if she’s right by registering here to receive it.  BTW it’s FREE.

In the meantime we are gearing for the final night of Chupa-Mania at the museum. Saturday, October 31st from 6PM – 9PM. we will have on display 45 photos of living and dead critters many exclusive to the exhibit and not seen anywhere, yes that includes the Internet, 3 news clips, chupa fangs, chupa Tees and of course the Birkshire Chupacabra and the world famous Blanco Chupacabra.

Countdown…3,2,1…Blast Off.   Remember you have till Sunday November 1st at 6am to register for this months newsletter.  Register now here

October 31st is the Last Night to See the Chupacabra

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Well friends it’s been an incredible ride. All of October hundreds have experienced Chupa-Mania at the museum. People have been mildly shocked when confronted with the Blanco Chupacabra and all the supporting photos and videos displayed. But all good things must come to an end or is it the end. As we wait for DNA test results a producer of a famous TV program is “knocking” on our door. We opened the door and wouldn’t you know there is a serious science show on these critters in the planning stage.

For those fortunate enough to be in the proximity of Phoenix, NY, this is the last chance to see the exhibit. Saturday October 31st. 2009 from 6PM-9PM. FREE candy for the kids and a pair of Chupa Fangs for all admission ticket holders. Here’s the DIRECTIONS

Lost World Museum now on Facebook

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Picture 1Facebook is skyrocketing in popularity. And now you can follow the Lost World Museum’s minute by minute explorations into some of the most explosive and controversial subject matters on Facebook.

Chupacabra, Evolutionary defying geological anomalies, pre-historic giant mammals, ancient technology and the search for Noah’s Ark  are some of the topics we will report on.  If the DNA study being conducted on the Blanco Texas “chupacabra” interests you we will be announcing the results on Facebook in the coming weeks.

To become a fan of the Lost World Museum or to just take a look go here

Media Posts on the Chupacabra Exhibit

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Chupa BannerChupa-mania is a slow growth process here in the northeast. The hispanic community has  had chupa-fever for 3 decades and in the  southwest especially Texas is a hot bed of carcasses and sightings of these strange animals.

Media sources are picking up on the fact that the Smithsonion does not have the worlds first taxidermy “chupacabra”. As the remains are about to undergo 600 hours of extensive testing next week, the good people of Central N.Y. are beginning to hear, for the first time, that  hard to pronounce word in spanish translated into english as “goat-sucker”…Chupacabra.

In an attempt to create a small abstract of the media coverage into the mysterious mammal I’m including the links here.

Syracuse Post Standard September 25th, 2009

WSTM-TV channel 5 Syracuse, NY—VIDEO

NEW 10 NOW Sryacuse, NY– VIDEO October 6th 2009

Palladium Times News Article October 6, 2009

FOX NEWS Video — October 18, 2009

FOX NEWS Story October 19, 2009

The Chupacabra Exhibit is currently running till October 31st, 2009.

Chupacabras Spotted in South Carolina Part I

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Concannon Chupa1 Infrared copy.jpgHer name is Ann. Because of the ridicule she has received she does not want her last name to be known. I can assure you she exists and Ann and I have had many phone conversations. Ann is an OGBYN nurse, grew up in the Mount Pleasant, South Carolina area and has a family with several generations of hunters and even a taxidermist. For years Ann’s family exposed her to every imaginable indigenous animal including various two headed and six legged oddities. Therefore she was comfortable knowing every kind of animal in her environment until the summer of 2006. Driving to work she said she would see these creatures in yards and fields. She believes she personally witnessed 5 separate chupacabres. Not all at once, but from the different markings she knew she was seeing more than one.  They looked like a grey hound dog, Ann said, but it wasn’t a dog. It wasn’t like anything I have ever seen – and it hopped. That characteristic kept coming up again and again. In all 3 areas – New York, Texas and now South Carolina – animals movements were all described the same way. They all hopped, on all fours like a kangaroo, but coming down on all paws unlike a kangaroo. What is it??? Ann admittedly was hooked, she needed to know the truth. Concannon Chupa7 copy.jpgShe snapped 50 photos of the sleek grey critter. She contacted various news medias, colleges and universities e-mailing the photos and sharing her story. Few seemed mildly interested at best and skeptical to the point of criticism at the least. One not so gracious response back was and I quote: Any 10 year old could create this photo in Photoshop. Ann was not amused and they wanted more proof. Within weeks Ann had her proof. Next up: Museum Update.

Investigation leads to more Chupacabras

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Dirty Chupa Bones.jpgDirty animal bones, a broken skull and ten pounds of manure went back with me to the museum. Searching and extracting every bone out of the smelly mess was as difficult as understanding the true nature of this critter.

Any mystery requires more and better data to help solve its untold secrets. So back to the Internet I went. The best and most recent lead was found in Coleman, Texas. According to an on-line newspaper article, a Chupacabra was sighted, shot and killed in September 2005 and its carcass was at a college lab undergoing analysis. On Sept 17, 2006, I phoned the Coleman, Texas local and eyewitness, Reggie Lagow. The soft-spoken 90 yr. old told me that this “Critter” killed 30-40 chickens in the neighborhood, was spotted by many and finally shot and killed by his neighbor. Unfortunately the carcass was NOT surrendered to any college like the papers reported.  It was killed on a Tuesday and trash day took it away 2 days later, Lagow said.

Reggie Lagow Aug.2005 Chupacabra copyright 2006.jpgWe spent the remaining time comparing our two alleged Chupacabras. There were a few physical differences. His did not have hair but a wool-like coat, like a sheep but with low pile. It was white, although in the photograph it appears grey. Interestingly enough it had no whiskers, was about the size of a small Terrier 28 – 32 inches in length with the tail as long as the body. I got a good look at it alive when it was in my yard as it ran off with one of my chickens in his mouth. Again Lagow described the animal’s mysterious, unaccounted for hopping gait that each of our animals possessed. “This Critter”, Lagow exclaimed, “was unlike any kind of animal in the area.”As were we winding down our fascinating conversation the Texan unexpectedly dropped a bomb, Did you hear about the critter they found in South Carolina last month?

To be continued…