Vampire Aliens Attack!
Every part of the world has vampire myths and legends, and believe it or not, but in South America there are stories of bloodsucking aliens called Chupa-chupa. Sounds like a bad Sci-fi movie, right? Well, there are actual reports of people having their blood drained by a mysterious UFO. Buh buh buuuum! Let the weirdness begin…
Named after the chupacabra, the mysterious creature that drinks the blood of goats, the chupa-chupa is the name given to supposed vampire aliens. According to reports, chupa-chupa attacks took place when the victim was struck by beams of colored light from the sky. It’s said that these lights can burn and seriously injure people, and leave them drained of blood.
The stories of the chupa-chupa began in the 1970s in Puerto Rico and South and Central America. Between July 1977 and November 1978 many of these bizarre attacks took place in Colares, Brazil, killing people and leaving others seriously ill. About 40 people were admitted to the hospital with severe burns on their chest. Blood tests showed that each victim had very low levels of hemoglobin. Some died from the initial burns, others slowly wasted away.
One of the doctors to treat these victims claimed that she found small puncture wounds on their bodies where they were struck with the beam of light. She believed that blood had been taken. Those living in the area believed that aliens had come to drain humans of their blood and life force. Quite a few of the victims also that they had multiple puncture wounds on their bodies after being hit with a beam of burning light.
Chupa-chupa stories are still around now, and many in Brazil still fear them. Cases are reported even today. Most think it’s just simple superstition and that vampire bats are the cause of the wounds and illnesses, but others truly believe in the vampire lights.
What do you think? Do you believe in the blood draining aliens? Or do you think it’s just superstition? After all, issues with vampire bats are very common in the area.
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).