The chupacabras who takes the sins away | Shortlisted Project - PHmuseum 2020 Photographers Grant - PHmuseum

The chupacabras who takes the sins away

  • #1 victim of the chupacabras

  • #2 victim of the chupacabras

  • Still from a newscast of a sheep bitten by the creature

  • The route of the Chupacabras across Mexico.

  • Sighting technical sheet for the Chupacabras. It has to be filled with all the possible details such as the attack, the day, how it happened, what did the creature looked like, etc.

  • A paw print was found and analyzed

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