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Watch as the story of the Chupacabra is illustrated live on screen! Two possible answers are presented to debunk the legend.

Stories of creatures who drink blood are popular all over the world. Eastern Europe has its vampires who haunt the night. People of France feared werewolves. Between the years 1764 and 1767, 100 human deaths were blamed on werewolves. The French feared them so much that King Louis XV sent his bodyguard to hunt the beast. A local hunter claimed to have killed a monstrous wolf in 1767 and the attacks stopped.

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Making Connections


Do you think there was ever a real Chupacabra terrorizing farmers? Explain why or why not.


Have you read any other books about legendary creatures? If so, what did they have in common with the Chupacabra?


Why do you think people have fascinations with monsters?

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