Bigfoot vs. Chupacabra: Are the Legends True?

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Difference between Bigfoot and Chupacabra

Mankind’s history is filled with numerous legends about strange creatures that hail from the edges of civilization–and some that actually come in contact with people. Two of the most pervasive myths revolve around Bigfoot and the Chupacabra, and while the actual existence of these creatures is still widely disputed, they are discussed often enough to warrant a comparison…and here it is!

Bigfoot
Chupacabra

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Bigfoot (also known by the name Sasquatch) is a creature that bears a remarkable resemblance to an ape, and it supposedly lives in the forests of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and Canada. While most scientists regard the Bigfoot as a mythical creature, there have been enough supposed sightings to warrant further investigation.

The Chupacabra for its part is a creature known in Spanish speaking countries as the "goat sucker", from which its name is derived. While most supposed sightings of the creature are in Spanish speaking countries such as Chile, Mexico and Puerto Rico, it has also supposedly been seen in the United States, particularly in Maine. Most scientists regard the existence of the Chupacabra as a myth.

Appearance/Physical Characteristics

Most accounts describe the Bigfoot as a large, hairy creature that looks a lot like an ape. Its size is reportedly 6 to 10 feet tall, and it supposedly weighs as much as 500 pounds. According to most accounts, the Bigfoot has dark brown or reddish dark hair. Many witnesses have also reported the creature as having large eyes, a prominent ridge along the brow, and a large head similar to that of a gorilla.

As for the Chupacabra, "witnesses" claim that it is more like a reptile than a mammal, and that it has either leathery or scaly skin that is green or gray in hue. It is also supposedly much shorter than the Bigfoot, standing at only 3 to 4 feet in height. The Chupacabra is also said to move around by hopping in a similar manner to a kangaroo, and it reportedly has a face like a dog’s, with a forked tongue and huge sharp teeth. Many alleged witnesses also report that the Chupacabra tends to hiss and screech when cornered, and it often leaves behind a strong smell of sulfur when it is surprised into retreat. More interestingly, some reports also claim that the eyes of the Chupacabra glow red when it is threatened, resulting in a feeling of nausea in witnesses.

Sightings

One of the earliest "sightings" of the Bigfoot occurred in 1924, when Fred Beck and four other people were supposedly attacked by several ape-like creatures. More recently, Rick Jacobs took a picture of what was supposedly a Bigfoot with a camera attached to a tree.

As for the Chupacabra, one supposed sighting occurred in Texas, when a farmer captured a strange animal in a trap. The farmer described the creature as looking like a combination of a hairless dog, a rat, and a kangaroo.

Summary

Bigfoot

  • Also known as the Sasquatch
  • Supposedly bears a remarkable resemblance to an ape
  • Supposedly lives in the forests of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and Canada

Chupacabra

  • Most commonly "seen" in Spanish speaking countries
  • Also known as the "goat sucker"
  • Supposedly more reptile like than mammal

Which mythological creature is more terrifying?
  • Bigfoot
  • Chupacabra
 
 

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