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Tracking the chupacabra : the vampire beast in fact, fiction, and folklore

Author: Benjamin Radford
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2011.
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Originating in Latin America yet known worldwide, the chupacabra is a blend of vampire and shapeshifter, changing its appearance and characteristics depending on when and where it is seen. Radford explores-- and tries to solve-- the decades-old mystery of the chupacabra.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Radford
ISBN: 9780826350152 0826350151
OCLC Number: 671237313
Description: xiii, 202 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The short history of the chupacabra. The goatsucker mystery --
Folklore of the chupacabra. A brief history of vampires ; Chupacabras in popular culture --
Search for the chupacabra. Searching for chupacabras in Nicaragua ; The dead vampires speak: chupacabra carcasses ; The curious case of the Cuero chupacabra --
Solving the mystery of the chupacabra. Reconsidering the goatsucker ; The zoology of chupacabras and the science of vampires.
Responsibility: Benjamin Radford.

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Combining five years of careful investigation (including information from eyewitness accounts, field research, and forensic analysis) with a close study of the creatures cultural and folkloric  Read more...

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