Chupacabras | Shortlisted Project - PhMuseum 2020 Photographers Grant - PhMuseum

Chupacabras

  • The Edge of the Knife - The first attack of the Chupacabra happen in 1996. After that various men tried to hunt and kill the Chupacabra without any success.

  • The Victim - Unfortunately, there were some human victims too. In Mexico, two man were attacked by the Chupacabra. One of them survived while the other one was killed. In an interview with family members, the brother of the deceased tells that he does not believe in this creature and that his brother was certainly killed by a drug cartel.

  • The Interview - The media compiles data on alleged Chupacabra attacks and vandalism in rural areas of the country.

  • The Goat

  • The Media and the Economic Crisis - In the nineties, the mass media changed. It became one of the most important power in Mexico and it was full of corruption. The media could control who would be selected as President. Instead of talking about the economic, social, and political crisis that was taking place in Mexico, they decided to show the Chupacabra's story for several weeks. "I think it was the crisis, right? Salinas was in power. And they feeded bread and circuses to the people... The news always began with "El Chupacabra appeared in such a place and attacked this animal" Farmers complained about their cattle, their goats..."

  • The Reporter - Many reporters that were starting their careers had to report about the Chupacabra phenomenon.

  • The Origins - "Many said, well... At first one imagined that it was like a kind of vampire that had wings, fangs, claws... The color of the body, many said it was like gray, others said it was like green... with bulging eyes... why was nothing else in the nights when… when he attacked the farms."

  • The Narcos - There is a theory saying that the Chupacabra existed only in order to cover the narco's war.

  • The Religion - Mexico is a very religious country. Some of the people who were afraid of the Chupacabra relied on religion and even bath their cattle in holy water.

  • The Territory - The Chupacabra toured all around Mexico. Mainly it attacked in the north of the country, in desert and rural areas.

  • The Beast - The Chupacabra was mistaken for a hairless dog.

  • The Trap - There were a lot of imaginative ways to chase the beast. Some cattlemen used weapons. I imagine this could be one of those.

  • The Hunter - A woman awaits patiently the monster.

  • The Darkest Night - The eyes of the beast reflect the flash light in the dark, ready to attack.

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