One of the most famous legends worldwide that has its origins in South America might be the Chupacabra. Chupacabra literally means goat sucker in Spanish. This is a legendary creature present in the folklore of many countries in this continent. Legend says that this creature attacks and sucks the blood of livestock, leaving them lifeless without a drop of blood in their body.
The descriptions of this creature are very different from place to place. Some say that it looks like a big, hairless dog, while others say that it is a lizard-like creature, with leathery skin and spikes that start on its head down to its tail, almost like an alien, approximately 4 feet tall.
There have been sightings of the Chupacabra reported even outside of South America, like Russia, USA, Philippines and India.
Usually the attacks take place as a series of killings. Animals are found with perfect circular incisions and the blood completely drained from their body. The sight where the animals are found has no traces of struggle, footprints or blood spills, it looks pristine. This makes it really difficult for investigators to arrive at a conclusion. The victims are commonly farm animals, but sometimes also pets have been striked.
Needless to say that inhabitants of these countries take this phenomenon really seriously and go to the extent of putting up high fences, cameras and all kinds of security precautions to avoid an attack. Have you ever heard of the Chupacabra before?