Chupas and Thylacines

Sightings galore this week! First off, people are seeing Chupacabras in California. One in the Riverside area tried to eat a cat. These Chupas seem to be of the four-legged variety, the kind usually dismissed as coyotes with a bad case of mange. Intriguingly, however, there do appear to be anatomical differences between Chupas of this sort and known canine species. (The Chupa in Cali has the “ears of a deer, long snout, no hair, tail like a rat, long hindquarters…” according to one eyewitness.) The original Chupacabras that appeared in Puerto Rico in the 1990s looked an awful lot like the alien creature in the movie SPECIES. Exactly like it, to be honest, which is curious, as sightings of the creature started right about the time the film came out. Maybe the Chupa takes the form of whatever you’re most afraid of. People in California, then, must be most afraid of coyotes with mange. One guy believes the creatures are a “hybrid of a canine and a marsupial, like a kangaroo” that he calls “canis marsupius.” Such hybrids are impossible, biologically, but whatevs.

A teacher in south Australia filmed what he claims is a Thylacine running across a field. It COULD be a Thylacine. Then again, it could just as easily be something else. I do hate to sound like a spoilsport, as nobody loves a good crytptid sighting more than me, but the video fails to convince. Hey, maybe what the film really shows is an example of that new species, Canis Marsupius!

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at


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