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If you’ve been anywhere on the internet in the last few years, you’ve probably heard of cryptids. If you’ve heard of cryptids, then you’ve probably also heard of the chupacabra. This is one of those cryptids that many people have stories about, yet, no exemplary evidence of its existence has been found. However, the livestock it leaves behind in its wake is hard to argue with. So, what are chupacabras? That all depends on who you ask…

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1. What's Cryptozoology?

Although considered a pseudoscience, cryptozoology has been rising in popularity over the past few decades. Cryptozoologists aim to prove the existence of mythical entities that have been passed down through folklore and legend. It is from this group that the name for these creatures was derived: cryptids. Examples of cryptids include Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Mothman and, of course, El Chupacabra.

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